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Posted: 7/25/2011 2:07:01 PM EST
I've got a 7.7 japanese arisaka, and as the title states, the bolt is stuck closed. No round in the chamber (i've never had any ammo for it). A friend was cycling the action, checking out the rifle, and suddenly the bolt wouldn't move. Any ideas what might be wrong, how to release it? Any help would be great.
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Link Posted: 7/25/2011 2:30:14 PM EST
Have you tried the safety. If it is on the bolt will not open.
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Link Posted: 7/25/2011 4:31:02 PM EST
Yes, safety is off, still stuck.
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Link Posted: 7/25/2011 5:00:10 PM EST
At least of the Type 38 Carbine there's a screw just behind the trigger guard that may interfere with the bolt/safety, loosen it.

If not you may have to remove the action from the stock and then remove the trigger.
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Link Posted: 7/26/2011 2:53:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2011 2:55:08 PM EST by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By brentwal:
At least of the Type 38 Carbine there's a screw just behind the trigger guard that may interfere with the bolt/safety, loosen it.

If not you may have to remove the action from the stock and then remove the trigger.

This.

My 38 did this once when I was transitioning the safety or something.

I played some serious HELL trying to get it undone.

It's one of the oldest guns I own and one that I have owned for DECADES....never had a problem with it and then one day..."BOIK" it was stuck.

Has not happened since, either.

I do not exactly recall HOW I got it unstuck but I do believe I loosened or removed the action screws and, with the action out of the stock, I jiggled stuff around, held the trigger down, etc and all of the sudden..."un...BOIK" and it was ok again.
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