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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan de Enfield View Post
    Which is what I suggested in Post# 13

    ".....and lifting / twisting and the bolt head catching on the edge of the breech".


    Para's suggestion:

    "...it's possible the bolt is loose enough in the body that its forward face is catching on the receiver ring".
    & i suggested it even earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggwelder View Post
    Yes you are correct. i was thinking that it was catching a lot farther back than it does as i have only had the rifle for a few months, and have not really had time to do a lot with it other than give it a cleaning. i did not get a chance to test anyone's ideas til last evening. Thank you all for the input.
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    Thank you all incase i missed anyone...... Parashooter`s explanation made the most sense the way he explained it, no sausages, etc.

    side note-- if slight upward pressure is placed on the muzzle, this issue does not occur


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