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Old 04-21-2019, 07:32 PM
Djay Djay is offline
 
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Default Cut Off switch is stuck on ON

Recently my Springfield 1903s (circa 1934) cut off switch has become locked in the ON position. It will pull back about 1/4 of an inch and cut off the magazine until it pops back into the ON position on its on while operating the bolt. My main concern is there is no way for me to remove the bolt with the inoperable cut off switch.

Any insights or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:29 PM
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Sounds as if the cut-off plunger is broken. I had a similar experience with the safety plunger. Remove the cut-off and replace the plunger. Eddie
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:29 PM
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Default Stuck cutoff

Loosen the screw which holds the cutoff to the cutoff shaft. It should turn freely then.
By removing the barreled action from the stock and investigate if the cutoff shaft moves freely. If not see what you can do to free it up.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:44 PM
John Beard John Beard is offline
 
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As others have suggested, you need to remove the cutoff spindle to remove the cutoff.

If you look in the outer serrated edge of the cutoff, you will see a small screw. Use a screwdriver and loosen that screw 3-4 turns. Then take a small screwdriver, stick it in the groove of the back protruding cutoff spindle, pry it out, then extract it with a pair of pliers.

If the cutoff spindle is not protruding sufficiently to grasp and extract it, then reply and I will give you additional instructions.

J.B.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:17 PM
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Thanks fellows for your helpful input. Ill be sure to post a follow up in few days when I get time to give it a go.

Much appreciated!

Dave
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:20 AM
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When you remove the screw and the spindle, the cut-off part which reads "OFF" and "ON" will come out and you can remove your bolt.

Cut-off parts are readily available for reasonable prices. SARCO has them, and others as well.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:52 AM
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Please, no SCRAPCO references. There are honest dealers out there.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:43 AM
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When you remove the screw and the spindle, the cut-off part which reads "OFF" and "ON" will come out and you can remove your bolt.

Cut-off parts are readily available for reasonable prices. SARCO has them, and others as well.
Thanks. Good to know about the bolt removal with the spindle and cut off switch removed.

I went ahead and put in a Numrich order for a cut off spindle, plunger and spring.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:00 PM
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Please, no SCRAPCO references. There are honest dealers out there.
Riiiiiiiiight......
Cut off parts are easy to find and not expensive. There are plenty of dealers, SARCO, Numrich, etc. are all worth checking.
Many dealers sell reproduction parts, the above 2 included.
That doesn't mean all parts they sell are fake.
I have bought from those two and many other dealers, and they remain on my list for searching.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:33 PM
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Djay,
Did you replace the cutoff parts yet. I'm interested to know what you found.
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