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All,
Bought a '79 BT-99 recently and got to shoot it once so far - really like it. Got a question concerning the action. The gun opens and closes smoothly, but when closing, just when it gets close to being closed it gets significantly tougher to move. I think it has something to do with releasing the locking lever, not sure. Anyhow, I was in a gun store today and tried out a few other similar vintage BT-99's. The actions on those guns closed smooth and easy ... all the way to the end (fully closed). Was very nice to feel ... compared to my gun. Anyone know what is plauging my gun ... and how I should go about getting it resolved. Oh, and another bummer about my "new to me" gun. Tried to unscrew the stock bolt (using long screwdriver) - no dice. It wasnt going to budge. Not sure what to try next ???
Thanks, Brian
 

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Brian:
Make sure your firing pin is retracting back into
the breach face. You could have a broken firing pin
spring or it could be sticking in the firing pin hole. On the
stock bolt, get a large long square screw driver.
Put a adjustable wrench on the screwdriver and use it
to turn the screwdriver.
 

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Also wrap the end of the screw driver with tape so it just fits in the stock hole. This will keep it centered in the screw slot. HMB
 

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Listen to what HMB said about the stock bolt. It is not that hard to bust out the side of your stock with a regular screwdriver. They make a tool just for those stock bolts to prevent this. Just a warning. I've witnessed the can happen end of it. Sick feeling and it wasn't me or my gun. For what its worth i warned him too. LOL

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Guys, Thanks for the tips - much appreciated. I will use caution with the screwdriver !! There is a point when the action is almost closed ... that the locking lever (upper tang, whatever its called) snaps into its shut position. This is the point at which my guns action gets noticeably harder to close.
Brian
 
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