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Posted: 12/24/2005 9:06:48 AM EDT
I've got a PSL, put about 130 rds. through it so far and started looking it over when I ran across something different. Out of all my guns I have never seen this. On the bolt face I have a small circular indention. I looks like it is the outline of the pocket the primer sits in. Head space issues? Or is that a normal occurance and I've been lucky with all my other guns. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:11:00 AM EDT
sounds like a pressure sign. Do you have a pic?

Blown any primers?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:22:21 AM EDT
Are you using heavy grain bullets? Read this: PSL Ammo Page
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:30:40 AM EDT
This is the bolt face on my Bulgarian AKS-74.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:36:51 AM EDT
I'll have to see if I can get some pics up. I mainly shoot cz. silver tip or wolf 148. I have shot about 30 rounds of 147 grn albanian. I know I shouldn't shoot albanian thats why I'm not doing that anymore. I also notice that the primers are recessed on the albanian and not the others. Hasn't blown any primers yet. I was just curious if anybody else has run across this and if it was a major concern where I should send the gun back. I also need to get a buffer before I go back out. Doesn't kick bad but some how I got a nice little ding in the back of my dust cover. Which I dont understand because it doesn't look like the bolt carrier will go far enough back to hit the dust cover.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:41:09 AM EDT
Do yall see the light circle on the bolt face of joe buds pic. On the outside edge of the light circle is a goove on mine. I'd say probably as deep as one maybe two pieces of paper. and it only goes about 2/3 around.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:43:49 AM EDT
sounds like you might have had a primer give out and cut the bolt face a bit, my FAL has the same problem, along with a couple other cuts.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:01:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeBud:
This is the bolt face on my Bulgarian AKS-74.
home.earthlink.net/~mwsjb/pictures/boltface.jpg



Headspace issue?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:26:23 AM EDT
Also, make sure you're cleaning the bolt face well enough. Make sure you get the corrosive residues off of it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:27:00 AM EDT
BTW, My garand has exactly what you describe right from the CMP. I don't think it's a problem though.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:42:13 AM EDT
Good deal, I've been cleaning the hell out of it within 1hr of shoothing. But I'll take it a step farther and clean the bolt more. I normally hose it down with windex and let it sit then rinse with clp or break cleaner, then lube. And I'll make sure I don't use shit ammo anymore.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:44:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Also, make sure you're cleaning the bolt face well enough. Make sure you get the corrosive residues off of it.

Don't forget to follow up and clean it again the next day,the shit ammo is ok,just follow a good cleaning regiment.
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