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    Bolt cleaning?

    I shoot a Tikka m595 and was-wondering what cleaning/maintenance is needed,if any. Thanks

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    I think a soft toothbrush once in a while should suffice, but I am sure someone with more knowledge will be able to explain whether this is the case.

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    Strip the bolt as per the above, clean all the bits, check for signs of rust on the bolt inner parts & remove it if present, use a non-gumming oil & apply very sparingly to all parts, (blow off any excess with dry compressed air if possible) re-assemble as per You tube, grease the bolt lug bearing surfaces & rear cam bearers, clean the action bolt lug recesses & the job's done.

    Ian

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    That just about covers it. Many thanks Ian.

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    Once stripped, clean and re- oil with LIGHT application to the mainspring.

    I use Napier spray mostly.

    A regular cleaning regime is better than none to prevent misfire from dirt ingress and moisture leading to rusty firing pin / main spring

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    Ive gave my 22lr bolt a good scrape and brush but never done my cf rifles, I wipe them with a silicone cloth but never cleaned

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    Great thread, will give that a try after dinner. Now I need to find a vid on doing the same for a Remmy 700 but I seem to remember that you needed a tool for that job...

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    A mate showed me how to do a remmy using a penny, I cant really remember how though, probably I video on utube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neumo View Post
    Great thread, will give that a try after dinner. Now I need to find a vid on doing the same for a Remmy 700 but I seem to remember that you needed a tool for that job...

    Buy a bolt tool or use your shoelace to pull back the cocking piece so you can unscrew the shroud / pin assembly rearwards until its unscrews from the bolt body completely.

    Theres a knack to it, but its easy to master.

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    Some of the replies here prompt an allied question: How many bother to 'relax' the bolt's main spring prior to storage?

    K
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