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L461 Bolt dissasembly

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing your own Sako' started by Tesoro, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. Tesoro

    Tesoro Well-Known Member

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    Today I got to shoot the first shots out of my 40 yr old unfired L461 223. Sweet little rifle! Fired off 40 rds and got about 8 were misfires due to light primer strikes. Win ammo. As the gun heated up misfires were less. I am sure that I need to disassemble and clean out old hard grease.
    Has anyone posted instructions on the L461? I see a real nice one on the L46 but it is different. Thx

     

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    Bingo! thanks
     
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    42mm scope fit just right with the Leup med rings. 3AF2E817-666C-433D-B098-0D27475ACE01.jpeg
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I highly recommend you not completely disassemble your bolt. Just soak it overnight in some lacquer thinner or other similar solvent, then flush it out with one of the aerosol gun cleaners. Number 1 problem I see with bolts is that someone took it apart without the proper tools & experience. Parts don't grow on trees for these rifles, so it wouldn't do any harm to try my suggestion before tearing in to the bolt. Good luck!
     
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    I have a tool for disassembling my Tikka bolts that helped when I did this. Agree on the comment about potential damage.
     
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    While on the topic of getting my new baby to fire consistently and scope aligned with the barrel... I wound up moving the front base from the center of the pad, as in the pic above, to the front of pad so the ring so is right at the end of the flare of the objective. ( to mate up with old ring marks).

    And then afterwards, of course, I read the instructions in the leup pamphlet which said to mount the front base in the center to eliminate any windage problems ??.. as if the dovetail base, which is part of the receiver, is not milled evenly??? I cant imagine that being so on my rifle but maybe there were some old models that had issues or?

    anyone?
     
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    True. I just took out the firing pin assembly and gave em both a long hot soapy bath in the ultrasonic cleaner. I really didnt see any 40yr old crud on disassembly. See what happens this time around. I will bring a couple of other types of ammo but i doubt its the ammo. Wondering if the pin just needs to be broken in with fresh oil as there are parts in the shroud that have quite a bit of friction in order to de-compress the spring and sound a bit raspy. Snap cap and 100 dry fires might help!
     
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    Back to range today. I found out what was wrong with my bolt. Nothing! Bad Win ammo. Take a look at this dud! I guess I didnt get such a good deal on that big batch of ammo! 89F8005F-EF26-42FD-A0C2-0281B709F215.jpeg
     
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    I have a question about that head stamp for some of you here. Is that a lake city non military head stamp? I was under the impression LC brass was military and didn’t have the caliber on it just dates. And it looks like it was swaged or factory produced without the primer crimp. But I may be way off. Thoughts?
     
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    When I used to reload LC brass i bought military which was swaged and had the + stamp for nato. I assumed this lot was made with the same specs but not run in the press for military. First time I have had dud primers from name brand. Here is a pic of a Win-x 270 round out of the first box of 20 that i just ordered! F7820734-7B31-49CB-A980-08F22DED0EC5.jpeg
     

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