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Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« on: April 27, 2012, 08:09:00 PM »
Mosin Nagant Sticky Bolt


Could this be true???!!!

All I did was clean it good after the first firing and apply some slipstream lovin' and all cured.

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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 12:45:19 AM »
Just another of several ways to cure this problem....  This one seems pretty easy though.
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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 04:05:38 AM »
Ummmm....as far as I know most owners of this type/model of rifle just adapt to its quirks (I own 2 and they are different in their handling preferences). I know one guy that has to "push" his bolt forward while on the first stage of moving the bolt, another to the rear. I've met still another that-despite all efforts and attempts otherwise basically just has a super stiff bolt and has to give it a hardy smack all the time. I'm buddies with a guy whose M/N jams unless it's warm at which point it doesn't care what it's fed.

I would cite wartime production to the effect of "OMFG-we need a butt-load of these!" as a cause/effect that "each" rifle is different.
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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 12:08:59 PM »
It's amazing how a gun that's so simple with so few moving parts has so many quirks and irregularities.  (Personality I call it.)
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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 03:31:12 PM »
Add in that whatever hand-fitting was done was sometimes undone when they were arsenalled. The way I've read that it was done was big bucket of bolts, big bucket of floorplates, big bucket of receivers, big bucket of stocks. You grab a receiver, you grab a bolt, you grab a floorplate, you grab a stock. You put bolt in receiver, you put receiver in stock, you put floorplate on the bottom. You then get Ye Olde Electric Pencil and you write the S/N from the receiver on the bolt and the floorplate, and you stamp that number on the stock and eradicate whatever numbers were on there from the factory. See? Now it matches.

Is rifle. Is shoots. What you want, handfitting? Pfft. Capitalists.

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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 08:58:46 PM »
From what I know the production was fast and furious but the rifle was still reliable and well made for the day.
If a rifle didn't go bang or work like it should...what was the point?
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Give me a break!
These rifle were made the same way from 1930 to clear up to 1945.
Then manufactured under license in several other countries for years afterward.
They used very reliable means of manufacture during the war.
Take the T-34 tank.
Solid tank with the first 'sloped' front armor ever. A literal innovation ahead of it's time.
The Mosin-Nagant may be a general production rifle but there are fixes for the problems.
I believe if some simple solutions DON'T fix them, then a visit to the gunsmith may cure the ills.
Besides, you can pick up parts all over the place for these things cheap.


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Re: Mosin-Nagant Sticky Bolt Fix???
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 09:34:30 AM »
I have a Chinese Type 53, and you have to use a cheater bar (or a hammer) to lift the bolt after shooting czech lacquered ammo.  Brass cased Russian is good to go.
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