Bolt Stop Not Working or Other?

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  1. Jaywalker

    Jaywalker Member

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    The bolt stop on my L579 isn't working or I'm doing something wrong. When I work the bolt as if I'm trying to chamber the next round, the bolt comes completely out of the action.

    The bolt stop appears functional - the button on the side does retract the "finger" inside the action raceway. However, replacing the bolt no longer requires me to press the bolt lock button.

    Is something broken or am I doing something wrong? Feel free to suggest, "Did you remember to..." because I probably didn't.

     

  2. kevinlg

    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    The last time something like this was on this board.......the bolt guide rod had been rotated to the receiver's left boltway, instead of the right boltway.

    Possible???
     
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  3. Jaywalker

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    Absolutely. That was it - fixed now. Thanks!
     
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  4. deergoose

    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    ...yep. Has happened to me several times. I also had a bolt stop spring break on me. those things are impossible to find but I managed to get one and install it. Worked well.

    glad you're back in service.
    DeerGoose
     
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    I made several of those bolt stop springs some years ago and sent the last one to someone in the USA, Cannot remember who or if he even used it. But they work in my Sakos so can only imagine it worked in his.
    Pete
     
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