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Old 11-20-2020, 3:42 AM
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Default 10/22 bolt removal

I have 2 new 10/22s that I can't get the bolt to come out to change the charging handle. Looks like its really tight where the bolt and the ejection port edge meet, not letting me slide it off. Any tips on removing it, or does it just need to be used to wear out that area?

I have an older 10/22 that has the metal firing group and it doesn't have that problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 11-20-2020, 6:07 AM
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Did you remove the bolt buffer?
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Old 11-20-2020, 9:30 AM
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I have 3 10-22s. My first one (got it in 1976) has gotten easier to remove after a lot of rounds.

My second one (takedown), bolt was extremely difficult to remove. Used scotchbrite to polish inside receiver. Still tight, but better.

The third one was easy from day one. So tolerances vary.
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Old 11-20-2020, 9:35 AM
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A tool like this helps:

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I use a neodymium magnet to help lift the bolt out.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:28 PM
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I watched a YouTube video. It helped a lot.
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Doesn't require the area to be worn out to remove the bolt.
Watch YouTube and follow steps.
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Nothing should be forced. If you have to force a part, you'll end up damaging it.
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With the trigger group out and the buffer pin removed, hold the action so the bottom faces down over a folded towel. Pull the charging handle all the way to the rear and wiggle it around while using the other hand inside the receiver to pull down on the front of the bolt. The bolt will usually fall right out, at least mine do. It went in at the factory, it will come back out.
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Thanks folks,

Yes, removed the buffer pin,

I've been at work and won't be able to put picks up, but it seems to me that the tolerance is super tight. It won't allow me to lift it off.

If I use that tool, it still looks like I'll cause damage to the receiver.

I'll check vids on the web, but really, I think its a lost cause due to the tight tolerances.

I'll post pics when I'm off next week!

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I've seen a couple 10/22's that are very tight tolerance wise (Brownells receiver comes to mind). The trick is to pull the charging handle all the way back, and sort of "hammer" (not actually hammer, but similar motion) the receiver onto your palm or a relatively soft surface like a rolled up towel, so that the inertia drops the bolt straight down. It will literally just "fall" right out. It should loosen up after a couple disassembly/reassemble attempts, or you can take a fine file to the end of the "rail" under the ejection port to open up the distance between the rear of the receiver and the rail VERY SLIGHTLY.

Once you get the hang of "popping" the bolt out and back in where it's almost square (instead of "tilting" into place), it's not that tough.
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Now I'm gonna have to get a couple of those and pass them out for Christmas.

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My bolt gets so gunked up from shooting, all the crud keeps it from dropping free.

I always have to soak the thing with oil or WD40 to get it out. Let it soak a few minutes and enough of the gunk comes off that it drops out with some awkward fidgeting.
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My bolt gets so gunked up from shooting, all the crud keeps it from dropping free.

I always have to soak the thing with oil or WD40 to get it out. Let it soak a few minutes and enough of the gunk comes off that it drops out with some awkward fidgeting.
A number of years ago, I was given one like that to 'clean.' It had been inherited and the previous owner had simply "left it on the back porch and never cleaned it." The barrel was covered in rust and it amazed me that the bolt assembly still functioned; albeit, a bit sluggishly. I had to, literally, pry the build up in the receiver out once I removed the bolt assembly as it was just caked in there. (Soaking only helped - to a point.)

I ended up replacing the barrel for the new owner.

The bottom line is that it was one of those guns whose owner didn't know how to take it down, wasn't going to take it to someone, and simply relied on the idea that "you never have to clean a .22 LR anyway."

(Let's just say that it's interesting what lengths one goes to in helping a 'friend.')
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