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AK locked up solid!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by YFZsandrider, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    A buddy of mine was shooting his Yugo underfolder recently... and during a session of bump firing, the gun jammed up. Aparently, theres a live round in the chamber, but the bolt if stuck in battery, and won't(with a normal amount of effort) slide back.

    Where do we go from here?
     
  2. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Whack the charging handle with a rubber mallet, while pointed in a safe direction of course. It should budge.

    Clean your gun well. Check for corosion around barrel trunion and bolt lugs, to see if that's what is holding it up. Probably stop bump firing it, and shoot it like it was intended to be used.
     
  3. Stumps

    Stumps Ashford, WA Member

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    First take the top cover off with the weapon on safe. Check for anything boogering the action. If there is nothing take it out to the range and see if the round is live or not. If this is not an option put a cleaning rod down the barrel and measure it. If the round is not live smack the bolt handle with rubber mallet, repeat as needed.
     
  4. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I believe that the firing pin must have been dropped on the round. This happened while at the range, and he tried troubleshooting it for a bit while he was out there.
     
  5. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    I have heard of someone who is very "knowledgeable" with full autos who had that happen. He just put the butt of the gun on the ground and did a little kick starter action on it like it was a dirt bike.......

    i think the rubber mallet while pointed in a safe direction is a much better idea.
     
  6. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Rubber mallet to the charging handle in a safe area is the best advice...I'm willing to bet that the round isn't live, but that a steel cassing swelled up in the chamber and jammed up the gun. If this does nothing but rip off the end of the cassing, then take the gun apart and grab the round with a pair of pliers and pull. If that doesn't work THEN I would use a dowel down the barrel and tap away.

    Make sure you use eye protection and gloves....JUST IN CASE.

    Once you get the bullet out, clean it and inspect it THOROUGHLY to make sure there is nothing damaged.

    Once that is done fire off a mag SLOWLY, bullet by bullet (no bump firing this time). If there is any malfunction I would take it to a smith to inspect.
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    If you're using laquered ammo you've just enjoyed what Mosin owners call 'sticky bolt syndrome'. CLEAN THAT CHAMBER!