Sako Magazine will not release 85 Finnlight II

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  1. FrankG

    FrankG Member

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    Just received my new Sako 85 Finnlight II and it has never been shot. The empty magazine dropped out just fine out of the box but after being reinstalled it will not release. The release button will not move and the magazine will not slightly push up as designed. It was not forced in al all. Has this been experienced by anyone?

     

  2. Tomball

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    Push in on the magazine at the indention of the magazine at the mag release and at the same time push rearward on the mag release to eject the mag. The movement of the magazine required in hardly noticeable when pushing in on the magazine to get it to release. The movement of the release is also negligible to cause ejection.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Do what Tomball said as that is how the magazine is designed to prevent it from accidentally coming out when hunting.
     
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    I am fully aware of how the magazine is to be released. The condition I'm experiencing is the magazine will not push up and the release button will not move. Somehow it is jammed and was not inserted with any undue pressure.
     
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    My A7 just started doing it too. Even with the action pulled and clip removed, the release lever only m0ves with extreme manual effort. Gun oil did nothing to loosed it back up. Did you get your issue resolved? How?
     
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    fixed it. Must be some dust or grit behind the lever or in the pivot pin area. Used penetration oil (lots), let it sit overnight, and manually cycled it back and forth a lot, more oil, let sit, and cycle again, Pipe cleaner up underneath and down in gap behind too. Seems to work real well now.
     

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