1) With the muzzle pointed in a safe
direction, pull back the bolt and open the
magazine to ensure the carbine is
unloaded and safe.
2) Lift the extractor.
3) With the extractor lifted rotate the
bolt to the left. The extractor now clears
4) Pull the bolt to the rear and out of
5) Hold the bolt body securely and
pull the cocking piece out. Note that the
cocking piece head/knob pictured is what is
referred to as the "Headless Cocking Piece."
Most cocking piece will have a much more
pronounced knob like appearance.
6) While pulling out the cocking piece
rotate it counter-clockwise until the firing
pin assembly can be removed from the bolt.
7) Remove the firing pin assembly from
8) Figure 8 shows the striker installed
on the end of the firing pin.
9) Compress the main spring and then
pivot back the striker as shown in figure 9.
Note: Make certain to take care in
where you point the striker and main spring.
The main spring is under considerable
tension and can propel either the striker or
itself with great force. Force enough to
cause potential damage to both humans and
10) Remove the striker from the firing
11) Remove the main spring from the
12) Slide the firing pin out of the bolt
13) Using a non-marring tool strike the
safety lever so it disengages and can be
removed from the sleeve.
14) Remove the safety lever from the sleeve.
15) Note: Do not remove the extractor pin
or screw and separate the extractor from the bolt
sleeve unless completely necessary. It is
easy to bend the extractor or damage the
pin. If you must remove the pin use a screw
driver to remove the screw (for an earlier
bolt) or if a later model use a drift
to drift the pin out.
16) Separate the extractor from the
17) Figure 17 shows the disassembled Krag
18) Insert the extractor into the sleeve
as shown in figure 18.
19) Insert the pin.
20) Tap the pin into place.
21) Work the extractor to make certain
there is no binding.
22) Insert the safety lever into the rear
of the sleeve.
23) Use the small flat blade tool to
depress the small piston and then slide
safety all the way in.
24) Insert firing pin into rear of
25) Slide main spring over firing pin.
26) Compress the main spring so you can
install the striker.
27) With main spring compressed, slide
the striker over the firing pin as shown in
28) Figure 28 shows the striker correctly
installed onto the firing pin.
29) Insert the firing pin assembly into
the bolt body.
30) Hold the bolt body securely. Push
forward on the sleeve with it positioned as
shown in figure 30.
31) Once the sleeve has engaged the
collar on the bolt body, push the sleeve
clockwise until it presses against the bolt
32) Figure 32 shows the position the
sleeve should rest to allow the bolt to be
installed into the rifle.
33) Swing the extractor out.
34) Insert the bolt into the receiver
with the forward lug facing upward.
35) Rotate the bolt clockwise while
guiding the end of the extractor so it slips
36) Figure 36 shows the extractor sitting
properly between the two receiver wings.
37) Close the bolt and you have completed
the disassembly and reassembly of the Krag