Mosin Recoil Bolt Removal?

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  1. PONTIACDM

    PONTIACDM G&G Newbie

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    Can someone tell me how to remove the recoil bolt from my mosin stock? I have a pair of snap ring pliers that fit in the holes. Thanks
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    Not removed, worked around it.

    luck
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    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    If you have snap ring pliers that fit it simply unscrew the nut from that side and then gently push it out the other side. Sometimes requires a lite tap with a punch and hammer.
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    Thanks Chazam, the whole thing spins when I try to turn it. I'll put the rifle back in it to keep it from spinning. I'd rather ask first than be sorry later.
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    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Yes, dropping the barreled action back in the stock would probably be the easiest way to secure it if it is spinning.
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    working around it is fine. all depends on how far you plan on makiing the stock look perfect. if going for a "as issued" stock. no problem. if you're "anal" like me, you'll pull that sucker out and go that extra mile.

    that would be the easiest way to do it!

    nailed it again! good job. chaz.
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    When you push or tap it out, just go very slowly and be very careful. Sometimes some of the wood hangs up on the bolt, when it is coming out. That wood is old and dry. If you are not very careful, you might have to glue some pieces back in. It could happen.

    Verne
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    PONTIACDM G&G Newbie

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    I got it out of the stock. It came out pretty easy. The stock looks great so far. I bought some tru oil tonight. I hope to apply it tomorrow. Thanks guys
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