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Re: shell ejection

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 9 March 2014, at 12:32 p.m., in response to Re: shell ejection, posted by Mike on Sunday, 9 March 2014, at 9:17 a.m.

There are disassembly instructions on the home page. Removing the barreled action from the stock is not difficult, but go slow and DON"T twist it while lifting - that is how big chunks of wood get broken off next to the tang.

Once the b/a is out, you need to remove the hinge pin. Drive it out from the right with a brass punch, or similar non-marring tool. Once it comes loose you can pull and twist from the left side if needed. Some pins are loose/free, some are tight - at least you won't be fighting the spring. When the breechblock and bits are out, clean the hole thoroughly with solvent, Q-tips, whatever it takes.

Replace the spring (and spindle if bent) and put it in. Replace extractor, which will be "held" by the block. If you have strong hands and do it right, it is usually possible (now you will be fighting the spring) to push the breechblock into alignment, as you reinsert the hinge pin from the left side. If you cannot, then you can force the whole mess down/forward into place by striking the top rear of the block with the heel of your (gloved) hand. I do not like this method as it may - depending on wear - leave the parts SLIGHTLY misaligned, but with no way to maneuver them, other than to hammer on the pin and hope. Far better to "man up" and MAKE things stay aligned while you push in the pin - which then needs to be rotated into its' seat.


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