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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:12 PM   #1
 
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M77 bolt action question

I recently inherited a Ruger M77 rifle from my grandfather. In taking the bolt out to clean the rifle the firing pin fired. Now I can not reinsert the bolt into the action. Could someone please tell me, how do I safely cock the firing pin or otherwise safely/properly reinstall the bolt?



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Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM   #2
 
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Pull back on the cocking piece and turn the bolt shroud back into the cocked position.There is a small notch that it locks into.Then you can reinsert the bolt.What part of Cali you in?
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Old October 26th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #3
 
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What shooter said...

Here are a couple picts..





How I do it...

Put the cocking piece against a firm WOOD edge (not the kitchen table...don't ask me how I know this), pull on the bolt, moving the cocking piece away from the bolt body. When out far enough put a nail in the hole of the cocking piece, this will hold the cocking piece out. Then turn the whole shroud until the cocking piece is in the notch on the bolt body, and remove the nail..Wala.
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Much better description than I gave.Very nice Packinheat.(Don't have to ask about the table)I had forgotten about the hole and pin part.Makes it easier if ya get the pin in the hole ,then ya can take your time turning it back in the cocked podition.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #5
 
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Did you go into full on 'omg I broke it' panic mode? LOL.



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Put the cocking piece against a firm WOOD edge (not the kitchen table...don't ask me how I know this), pull on the bolt, moving the cocking piece away from the bolt body. When out far enough put a nail in the hole of the cocking piece, this will hold the cocking piece out. Then turn the whole shroud until the cocking piece is in the notch on the bolt body, and remove the nail..Wala.
Yep, and especially pay attention to the part about not using the kitchen table.
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Ah Ha, there are others out there who have learnt the hard way. That seems to be the way it is done, by experiencing the wrath of...MaMa. God I think would be easier to deal with, as He is forgiving. The wife...not usually so much or so quickly
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