How to re-cock your bolt!

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing your own Sako' started by topgear, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Its a question that pops up time to time on here. My bolt won't go back into the gun. Usually as a result of de-cocking the bolt once its out of the rifle. Anyway saw this little video on youtube and thought it was a pretty good demonstration on how to do it with just a piece of string!


     

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    16b410 Well-Known Member

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    Slick. A new piece of gunsmith equipment for the workshop. It's quick and easy, doesn't require a padded vice, and the cost is unworthy of mention. I made mine out of eighth inch braided nylon line. Thanx for the great tip!
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I think that is the "bees knees". We need to make that a sticky.
     
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    Yup! That's how it works! ~Bloo
     
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    Edge of a table or workbench works too.
     
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    How long is that piece of string and what size boots do you need?
     
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    bloorooster Sako-addicted

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    David...You have to measure your leg and subtract the length of the bolt multiplied by 2.5:rolleyes:

    I get the best control wearing flip-flops, looping the string around my big toe.:D~Bloo
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    To learn something new every day is an objective we should all have. So far today I am up to at least six. Not too shabby for an old man.

    rick
     
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    My toes are not as strong as Bloo's , don't have any flip flops and too old to get on the floor so here is what I use. A small machinist vise with soft jaws, just clamp down on the cocking piece (giving clearance for the bolt handle to rotate) pull the bolt body toward you and rotate 1/4 turn clockwise and that's it. Jim
     

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    Gunner...I can't believe you don't have a pair of flip-flops! :D~Bloo
     
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    Something so simple makes me feel stupid for not thinking of it... Great tip!
     
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    Upon receiving my newly acquired Sako which was shipped from California (properly and legally from FFL to FFL), I found that the bolt would not go in. This thread bailed me out. I used a long nylon wire tie with one end around my knee. thank you for the bail out~!!!!
     
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