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Old 02-28-2011, 03:11 PM
fafenman fafenman is offline
 
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No insult intended but are you properly lubed?
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:22 PM
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It looks real clean, but more lube will probably help, but it was lubed at the level my other functioning carbines are, so I figured it was fine. I will take the bolt apart and also lube it some more. the oprod seemed fine with no burrs or anything.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:59 PM
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don't get too much oil on the bolt it will just invite gunk to build up, and none on bolt face. You can also try soaking your bolt in mineral spirits and then shake out any build up that might be inside. Check to see if your extractor will move and is not stuck.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:50 PM
Emmett Dunham Emmett Dunham is offline
 
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Put the bolt in a pan and cover the bolt with Smipley Green and boil it and you will not have any gun in the bolt.

Emmett
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:29 PM
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Guys, Just a word of caution. If the round isn't feeding there is something that is causing it. If it isn't firing there is something that is causing it. Ramming, slamming and slapping the bolt and rounds is NOT the proper way to troubleshoot the rifle.

1. The round feeds half way and stops.

This might be a weak magazine spring, weak operating spring or the ammo is hanging up on the front of the magazine.

Fix: Replace op spring. Replace Magazine/Magazine spring.

2. Round goes into chamber. Hammer falls and round does not fire. Pulling bolt back does not bring round out of chamber.

This sounds like one of several or maybe a combination of several problems. It could be a problem with the headspace and timing, a broken extractor or a broken firing pin. I would lay money on a combo of at least two of these. (Extractor and headspace)

Fix. Obtain the proper headspace guages and have your gunsmith headspace your barrel. Also, as stated here, check your bolt. Look at the extractor while the bolt is still assembled. is the extractor chipped or borken where it would contact the casing? Replace the Extractor, extractor spring and plunger and ejector spring and plunger. With the bolt disassembled, check the firing pin and if broken or worn, replace it.

The one thing you do NOT want to do is force ammo into the chamber or the bolt into a cartridge that isnt seating. If nothing is broken, it will be and you risk the rifle firing and cycling as you are trying to shove the bolt forward. I can think of a lot safer ways to trouble shoot a rifle.

Rule #1.... SAFETY!!!!!

Wayne
(who used to be an Army Armorer)
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:18 AM
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2. Round goes into chamber. Hammer falls and round does not fire. Pulling bolt back does not bring round out of chamber.
Sounds like a weak operating slide spring to me. Extractor doesn't get forced up over the rim so bolt can't close so firing pin can't strike primer when hit by hammer after pulling trigger ...
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