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Posted: 6/12/2009 6:07:48 PM EST
Ok so i have a cetme that will not unlock unless i bang it on the floor i was thinking that it needs smaller rollers? Any help would be awesome and ware can i get new rolers?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 1:34:24 AM EST
What does your bolt gap measure?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 4:24:37 AM EST
I am not sure
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:16:45 AM EST
Have you field stripped it and cleaned it out ?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:32:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:53:22 AM EST
check your bolt gap, if its very small that means the rollers are engaged farther into the trunnion recesses making it harder to cock. OR you have too much of a gap between the cocking handle body and the front of the carrier. Too much of a gap and you dont get the proper camming action needed to unseat the rollers.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:58:52 PM EST
whats the measurement?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:21:13 AM EST
With the gun empty, retract the cocking handle and lock it in the notch - then 'slap' the handle down so the bolt slams forwards on the empty chamber - pull trigger so the hammer is down. Check bolt gap (mid range is optimal) per the illustration below.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:54:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ryderhard:
Have you field stripped it and cleaned it out ?

just picked mine up yesterday and the charging handle was a lil tough to get back, tore it down and i t was DIRTY!!!!
cleaned it up and its pretty smooth now. just need to get some rounds through it

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 7:28:26 AM EST
The manual for my Century CETME says that it is possible to charge the weapon with the safety engaged. Being the knuckle dragging troglodite Neanderthal that I am, I failed to read the instructions first and simply beat the rifle's butt on the ground while pulling the charging handle to the rear. It worked. Since then, I have forgotten to disengage the safety a few times before charging and it seems that each time I forget, it gets easier to charge while the safety is engaged. The rifle still functions perfectly so I don't think I've done any damage. I hope.
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