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    Swiss 1911 Help

    I recently bought a Swissicon 1911 in wonderful condition. Once it came in, the FFL worked the bolt to make sure everything was okay. Before I continue, he is a collector that owns an NFA/Class 3 store, and I trust he did not break anything. Once I got it home, I tried to bring the bolt back to disassemble and clean the rifle, but the bolt will not budge. It is completely stuck in place. I do not know much about Swiss rifles, as I mostly dabble in Mausers. Please, if anybody has information on this issue consider helping!
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    You might have the safety on. Pull the cocking ring back and rotate it 90 degrees so it is straight up and down. The bolt should then be movable.


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    Rapping on the bolt handle with anything at all to remove a stuck case is a sure way to stress that op-rod and lug. Never, ever use a mallet or anything else on a k31 bolt handle.
    So how do you remove a stuck case in a Swissicon Rifle?

    Try this:
    You need to apply strong rearward inertia to the entire bolt, not just the handle.

    Take the rifle in your left hand, holding it by the mid-foregrip. Place the edge your right hand (like a karate chop) against the bolt handle or you can grip it firmly with your fingers (not quite as effective with that type of bolt), or you can use a small block of wood in your hand to put downward pressure on the bolthandle. Raise the rifle about 18" off the ground and bring it down quickly, rapping the buttstock sharply against the ground while putting hard down pressure against the bolt with your right hand. Do it more than once if you need to, but I can tell you that its worked very time for me for as long as I've been reloading no matter what the rifle. If its a turn bolt action, rotate the bolt handle up and do the procedure. The AR10 is done the same way but just grip the bolt handle like you're extracting a cartridge and pull down hard while striking the butt on the ground.
    Don't do this on concrete for obvious reasons.

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    Sounds like the safety was on

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    Most likely Pavia. It would be nice if he let us know what happened.

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