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    Varberger Bolt maintenance

    Struggling to find out how to take apart a Varberger bolt to give it a clean. Suspecting some crud got in when a primer blew.

    Any one know?
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Similar design of bolt to this one.....


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    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    No knowledge with these but I have this (poor quality) phot:
    Attachment 59584

    Regards your phot, can you tell me how the bolt handle is secured? It looks like there is a retainer at the base of the handle.

    Since, in the phot above, the bolt handle has been removed I would presume that that is integral to dismantling the bolt. The slot in the base of the handle, which is roughly the same diameter as the waisted section of the firing pin (aft of the spring retainer), suggest that it is the bolt handle which keeps the firing pin in place when the action is open. Obviously the rear lug on the cocking piece does this in addition when the action is closed.

    However, I await being proven wrong.
    Last edited by Greener Jim; 28-07-2015 at 20:44.
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    The bolt handle is removed/simply pulled out once the bolt is uncocked using the takedown tool (Knob) that was originally supplied with the rifle.

    Do you have the takedown tool?
    I think I still have a takedown knob from my 717 as there was a spare in the box when I purchased the rifle.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Send me a PM, I'll copy my manual and email to you.
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    PM's on there way - thanks all - SD once again saves the day!
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    No knowledge with these but I have this (poor quality) phot:
    Attachment 59584

    Regards your phot, can you tell me how the bolt handle is secured? It looks like there is a retainer at the base of the handle.

    Since, in the phot above, the bolt handle has been removed I would presume that that is integral to dismantling the bolt. The slot in the base of the handle, which is roughly the same diameter as the waisted section of the firing pin (aft of the spring retainer), suggest that it is the bolt handle which keeps the firing pin in place when the action is open. Obviously the rear lug on the cocking piece does this in addition when the action is closed.

    However, I await being proven wrong.
    You were quite right GJ. I'm unfamiliar with taking bolts apart - so was rather nervous, but as it turns out - you were bang on.
    Jim
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Happy days, glad I could help.
    Any Questions Feel Free to PM me

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    Hi Bill, Could you send me your e-mail as this forum wont let me send you a PM...only one post.

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