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Posted: 4/16/2015 5:19:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2015 5:24:36 PM EDT by CoryTrevor]
So far I've bought around 5-6 different bolts for a 7.62x39. I just bought a LGW bolt. My experience with it was ok at best.

After a trip to the range, I was having issues at first which I determined to be magazine related. However, towards the end of the session there were multiple failures to extract. If I had paid around $50 for this thing then I would probably have just said whatever and moved on. However, since I paid $150 and waited around 2 months for it. I figured I would show you guys this.




I tried to get good details of the crappy machining however I wasn't really able to. I was able to capture this to an extent though.



You can see what almost looks like a stress fracture or something. Logically you can say that they probably just went a little too deep when they machined the groove for the extractor to go. However it looks cracked in a way.

This also leads to the question of, "am I the only one who cleans under the extractor???"

Next, I'll be testing this LMT bolt which definitely looks the part (and took only 3 days to ship...)





Link Posted: 4/16/2015 5:29:50 PM EDT
I have a LMT bolt and an ARP Superbolt as my x39 back-ups. Haven't had to put them into play yet, my original YHM and Armalite bolts are still going strong on my two x39 rifles.
Link Posted: 4/16/2015 5:42:31 PM EDT
I have a LMT bolt and an ARP Superbolt as my x39 back-ups. Haven't had to put them into play yet, my original YHM and Armalite bolts are still going strong on my two x39 rifles.
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I'm going to use the Liberty Bolt as my back up. I wish I had that kind of luck with all the bolts that I bought, however most of them flat out didn't work for me.
Link Posted: 4/16/2015 7:20:39 PM EDT
wow! sorry to see that! I have over a thousand rounds through my Liberty bolt without a hiccup.
Link Posted: 4/16/2015 7:25:54 PM EDT
wow! sorry to see that! I have over a thousand rounds through my Liberty bolt without a hiccup.
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Yeah lol, I'm having terrible luck with these damn bolts for some reason.

I kind of suspect that the owner of LGW was pissed at me because I kept trying to figure out what the status of my order was after the original 3 weeks had passed.

But also, I was expecting there to be a patent pending mark on the bolt like they show on the website.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 5:47:58 PM EDT
Update: Just got back from the range. The LMT bolt worked like a charm.

After buying around 5 bolts for the 7.62x39 I finally have one that works.

I would definitely recommend the LMT bolt for anyone in the market for a 7.62x39 bolt.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 7:14:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 7:21:34 PM EDT by PasoGunner24]
Sorry not sure which company is LGW and LMT?

Sorry I suppose LGW is Liberty Gun Works but LMT has me stumped.

Sorry I am not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed

EDIT. I figured it out!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 8:10:49 PM EDT
Sorry, I realize now that all the 3 letter acronyms probably got confusing. LMT is Lewis Machine & Tool which I didn't even know until they sent the invoice.
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 7:58:48 AM EDT
LMT bolts have a pretty solid reputation on this forum, glad to hear it fixed your issue. I've had no issues from mine going on 4 years, shooting nothing but Yugo M67 surplus corrosive ammo, which has more energy than any commercial steel ammo I've tried.
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