10/22 bolt lock problem

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by Dalefan88, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Dalefan88

    Dalefan88 New Member

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    On my daughters 10/22 she has to have the bolt locked open to bring it to 4h rifle. We are having a heck of a time to get the bolt to shut after it's was locked back. Is there a trick or is this a problem?
     
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  2. morph860

    morph860 New Member

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  3. GeraldMD

    GeraldMD New Member

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    The factory bolt release can be modified to the auto configuration in about 5 mins. with a carbide bit and a Dremel tool.
     
  4. harrise

    harrise New Member

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    I went cheaper and lazier. Just spent an evening working the thing until it was intuitive.


    So from the bolt locked back...
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    I pull the bolt further back until it stops...
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    Then, while holding the bolt back, I take my index finger and push up and slightly forward at the indent in the release...
    [​IMG]

    Then let go and business...
    [​IMG]


    Hmmm. I'll try to resize the pics so it's a little neater to look at.
     
  5. Dalefan88

    Dalefan88 New Member

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    Thanks guys. After messing with it I think we got it know. What a pita. I'm going to modify it.
     
  6. morph860

    morph860 New Member

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    Yea the stock setup sucks. Easy to fix though.
     
  7. ModernRifle

    ModernRifle Join the NRA

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    I chose to preform the modification myself. I have the tools, and experience.
    I had it out twice to get the shape right, for a BEAUTIFUL release.

    Plenty of information out there. Image search for "10/22 Auto Bolt Release"

    I once saw $6 price on aftermarket part. Good alternative for many.

    This is the one mod that makes the 10/22 work like it should.