3) Set the
safety lever to point straight upward as shown in figure 3.
4) Pull the
bolt to the rear of the receiver.
bolt release lever on left side of receiver and remove the bolt.
6) Figure 6
shows the retaining pin on the bolt sleeve.
7) Push the
retaining pin in and rotate the bolt counter clockwise.
completely unscrewing the bolt sleeve from the bolt body, remove
from the bolt body.
9) Rotate the
extractor (clockwise if holding bolt as shown in figure
9) until it rest outside the groove on the front of the
10) Slide the
extractor forward and off of the bolt body.
11) The bolt
has a lug that fits into a channel on the extractor as shown in
12) Make sure
you have a block of wood handy to place the firing pin against
as show in Figure 12.
Do not use your wife's dinner table - the tip of the firing pin
will leave a very deep indentation in the wood.
You should use wood - because most other surfaces will allow the
firing pin to slip and could cause harm to you or damage to your
surroundings. I use a wooden reloading tray that can be picked
up for about $6.00, but any wood block will work.
13) Slide the
bolt sleeve until the cocking sleeve clears and can be turned in
cocking sleeve 1/4 turn in either direction.
cocking sleeve and set aside.
release pressure on the bolt sleeve and main spring as shown in
17) Allow main
spring to fully expand as shown in Figure 17.
18) Remove the
19) Remove main
spring as shown in Figure 19.
20) Turn safety
lever all the way to the right.
21) Remove the
safety lever and set aside.
22) Figure 22
shows the completed Mauser bolt disassembly.
reassemble the bolt - first take the bolt body and the extractor
and slide the extractor's channel over the lug on the bolt body.
24) Figure 24
shows the extractor lined up with the channel near the bolt
25) Rotate the
extractor counter clockwise until it fits into the channel.
26) Once the
extractor is installed and in the channel, rotate the extractor
counter clockwise as shown in figure 26.
safety into rear of bolt sleeve as shown in figure 27.
28) Figure 28
shows the safety properly installed.
29) Slide the
main spring onto the rear of the firing pin.
30) Place the
bolt sleeve over the rear of the firing pin (as shown in figure
30) and place the tip of the firing pin pointing down into a
block of wood.
compress the main spring while pushing down of the bolt sleeve.
It is a good idea to place the safety back into the middle
position as it will give you a better grip as you are
compressing the main spring.
compress the main spring.
33) Return the
cocking sleeve to the rear of the firing pin as shown in figure
34) Rotate the
cocking sleeve 1/4 turn so the bottom is facing the bottom side
of the bolt.
35) Allow the
main spring and bolt sleeve to expand locking the cocking sleeve
into place as shown in figure 35.
36) Insert the
firing pin assembly into the back-end of the bolt body.
37) Rotate the
bolt sleeve clockwise.
38) Figure 38
shows the bolt sleeve in its final resting position.
39) Rotate the
extractor to be directly over the right hand bolt lug as shown
in figure 39.
40) Insert bolt
back into the rifle's receiver.
41) Close the
42) Move safety
from middle position and you are finished disassembling and
reassembling the Mauser bolt.