L579 bolt assembly

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  1. Tucker

    Tucker Member

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    When I was cleaning the bolt on my l579 I noticed the firing pin assembly was loose. When I started to tighten the flathead notch, the bolt assembly popped out of the bolt and I don't know how to put it back together.


    There is rust and corrosion on the firing pin and it's assembly, would that have caused this ?
    I recently purchased the rifle from a lady who's husband had left the rifle in a closet for the last 30 years.

    What should I do ?
     

  2. gunner620

    gunner620 Well-Known Member

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    Tucker I sent you a private message. Jim
     
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  3. misako50

    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Probably best to tell you to take it to a good gunsmith. For future reference, best not turn that screw again because there is another tiny set screw that needs to to loosened before that firing pin depth adjustment is made. You can do harm to the threads if you aren't aware. That may already be the case if I read you correctly.
     
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    P04R Well-Known Member

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    Not all screws are meant to be screwed.
     
  5. Tucker

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    Thanks to gunner620 I was able to put the bolt back together and the rifle shoots great.
     
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