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Old February 23rd, 2011, 11:43 AM   #1
 
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Removing the bolt

I just got a new stainless 10/22. I watched some videos on how to disassemble it, but when they show sliding the cocking handle back and lifting up the bolt to remove it, it doesn't seem to work that easy on mine. I can't just lift it up and out. I don't want to break something. Is there a trick to removing the bolt? I have the same problem in assembling the bolt and cocking handle, they just won't go in easily. Any tips to disassembling and assembling the bolt?

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2
 
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It's just a finicky thing. When you have the action out of the stock try pushing the bolt back with your finger an then pulling it up and out. Just keep control of the charging handle. Getting it back in will be just as fun. Just remember that the charging handle goes across the top of the bolt and to get it back in it needs to be square.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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Be sure to remove the bolt stop pin at the upper rear of reciever. Maintain pressure on the charging handle while lifting bolt out. It can be tricky until you find the sweet spot.
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There is a pin behind the bolt that needs to be removed first. Other than that, it is a tight fit. I think it might help to also pull the charging handle back to keep it from hanging onto the bolt.
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Man I type slowly!
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I've seen some that needed just a tiny bit of material removed to make this a much easier task. Don't try and over think the task.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #7
 
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I just pull the slide back as far as it will go and turn it over, it falls right out in your hand, it seems to stick a little if you try to pull it out at an angle.
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Clinton1621's method is the same as the one I use, it works well. I think no matter how you accomplish it, it is a learned skill, and gets easier with repetition.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #9
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On mine I had to let the bolt go forward just a slight amount. Its a feel thing.
Putting it back together is a lot more fun!
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On mine I had to let the bolt go forward just a slight amount. Its a feel thing.
Putting it back together is a lot more fun!
LOL, He aint lying about the second part... you have to insert the srping and pull that sucker allllll the way back and HOLD it there while you attempt to put the bolt back in and get it lined up with the slide, fun stuff....
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Old March 18th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #11
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I spent 1/2 hour this morning with this little sucker in reassembly mode. I won. My vocabularly increased again. Being ex military, nothing new. Bottom line, You will win. Take your time and keep on working the problem. I do know that i do have a very clean 10/22 because as I got upset , I cleaned more. Maybe the gun will like me more. Best of luck.
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I know a great tutorial that would help you... haha
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