Bolt cleaning?

Yorric

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#3
Tikka bolt strip T3 M595 M695 - YouTube

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
 

Ronin

Distinguished Member
#5
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
 

swarovski

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#6
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 :oops:
 

Neumo

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#7
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...
 

Ronin

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#9
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.
 

Neumo

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#13
I did the T3 bolt last night, which was easy when you know how. So I will clean the inside of the bolt every once in a while from now on, along with the usual brush when cleaning the rifle after use.

I then found a bunch of Videos on YouTube about the Remmy 700 bolt removal, with the paracord loop or heavy plastic coated garden wire in a vice being the 2 most common ways of doing it. I have not done mine yet but it did not look too hard.

Interesting about storing the bolt in the uncocked state: in the rifle vs uncocked out of the rifle before storing in the ammo safe.
 

Yorric

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#15
Keeping the bolts away from the rifles makes for more security - slows down aquisition for misuse.

Graphite is mucky stuff to play with plus a good light non-gumming oil has corrosion inhibitors in it. A very fine film won't hold much crud.
Also if you keep the rifle cleaned regularly crud build up is not a real issue.

Ian
 

bewsher500

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#19
Most of my bolts are stored open so depending on whether cock on open or clock on close some are already "relaxed"...

wouldn't dream of storing them separately
 

Woodsmoke

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#20
I'm the same. Safest place for a rifle bolt is in the rifle. On mine I ease the spring by closing the bolt gently with the trigger depressed
 

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