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Big dummy cleans 303 british after shooting and the bolt doesnt stay closed.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Robinator, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Robinator

    Robinator New Member

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    I have several rifles I took to the range yesterday and came home and as my usual order of things cleaned them immediately. I took my old 303 Brittish Lee Enfield out and fired her-still shoots great,but when I cleaned her I went to close the bolt and it "poped open"the bolt was all the way down in position and jumps open.
    The only thing I can think of is I reassembled it incorrectly -which is pretty dumb because it can only go in one way and with one push down to release.
    I did move the firing pin on the bolt by pulling the pin back using the tab at the back,and might have moved the "pin as it has a tract it can go into 2 different positions.The only thing is in the second position it wont go into the breach of the gun.any ideas??
     
  2. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Cock on close? Some Brit rifle's I have owned they are designed to
    cock the firing pin as you close the bolt handle. Worn or broken parts
    not allowing the rifle to cock?
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. Robinator

    Robinator New Member

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    it fired yesterday nicely with no problems from beggining to end