Tip From the Workbench–How To Fix an Uncocked Rifle Bolt

Ken Brooks

with Ken Brooks, AGI Gunsmithing Instructor
and owner of  PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

This may seem like a fairly simple fix, but some rifle owners get stuck when they find that they have removed the bolt from their rifle, it becomes uncocked, and they can’t reinsert the bolt.

AGI Master Gunsmith and Instructor Ken Brooks gives a quick demonstration of how to safely re-cock the bolt so it can be inserted back into the action. Sometimes these little things can be frustrating—we hope this helps.


3 Responses to Tip From the Workbench–How To Fix an Uncocked Rifle Bolt

  1. I have a Broomhandle that stays cocked and won’t release the hammer. Meanwhile the safety lever swings freely, not contacting anything. I guess that the safety is broken or jammed. I need a gunsmith to repair that, and I also need to have the Broomhandle checked out to be sure it is safe to fire. You have been recommended by a member of Gun Boards so I hope you can help me.

    John

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