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Cant close the bolt on 10/22 take down

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mike Johnson, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson Oregon Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I just bought a new ruger 10/22 take down, and I cant get the bolt to close, wtf, its driving my nuts
     
  2. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Your weapon is unloaded, yes? If not, unload it.

    Now:

    Push the little bolt lock button. It sets near the front of trigger guard & is a slim metal lever.

    On my take down, I sometimes nead to depress it quickly several times in a row to release - I can feel when it does. The length of throw on that lever relaxes a bit.

    Takes some getting used to, and I'm hoping it will ease up with more frequent use.
     
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  3. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson Oregon Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I got it figured out, you just push it and let it go, I was holding it and trying to let it go , which does not work,
     
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  4. cigars

    cigars Beaverton, USA Cav Scout/Armorer/Cold War/Communist Borders Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I love my 10/22 but I've always hated that slim little lever. Sometimes it seems it has a mind of its own.
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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  6. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    It's easy on Marlins with the bolt hold open, why Ruger had to be difficult is beyond me.
     
  8. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    The mod is exceptionally easy!! Just get rid of the point of the heart-shape and make it more of a concave rainbow and you're good. I'd certainly watch a video before taking that sentence as an explanation! But it is super-easy with the rounded file and a vise. Since I can do it, I must be a gunsmith, right?

    Now, where...is...that...Dremel?
     
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