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Posted: 12/30/2005 12:46:28 AM EDT
After firing a round the bolt sometimes is extreamly hard to open. I noticed that it is sticking on the receiver. There are bright scratches on the metal where the bolt is making contact.

Is there anyway I can fix this problem?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:44:00 AM EDT
you have checke dthe headspace right? what ammo you useing>?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:06:49 AM EDT
How do you check head space? I have not done so. I was using Turkish ammo I think. It came in those green bandoleers on stripper clips.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:17:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:
How do you check head space? I have not done so. I was using Turkish ammo I think. It came in those green bandoleers on stripper clips.



either take it to the smith or buy a set of HS gauges from midway or brownells...

turk ammo will have a moon and star on the headstamp onteh rounds
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:32:50 AM EDT
How much will the smith charge to check headspace.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:51:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 5:02:56 AM EDT by advntrjnky]
How much will the smith charge to check headspace.


less than it would be to buy the gauges and do it your self (unless you are an avid cruffler and are succumbing to the disease).

shop rates usually run fron $50-$80 hr. it is about a half hour job to check head space (that's with making sure everything is clean, and removing extractor/collar if needed). $25-$40 would be fair, however i have seen guys with vaseline prices at $100 or more.

edit: Brownells has them listed at $23each ($46 total for both) for foster, and $26each ($52 toatal) for dave manson. you need both go and no-go gauges. the only bad ting about checking headspace on foreign military rifles is that they all have slightly different specs for the cartridge. so, it may be out of spec according to your gauges but be perfectly fine.
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