Originally Posted by JLA
And if theres not a cartridge in the bolt head the extractor isnt going to line up with the edge. Itll be pushed inward toward the firing pin slightly. That is normal. no need to replace parts if they arent broken..
Thanks - no I did not take the bolt apart BUT like a big dummy I tried to move the extractor so it was even and THEN the little ball bearing went flying and yet to be found.
Sooooooo I ordered a replacement bearing and a new spring (my thought here was this 270 had aparent heavy use before I got it used and a new extractor spring would not hurt.
The decocking verifies WHY i could not get the bolt back in-As I tried to get in I saw the cocking lug hitting the upper part of the bolt guide.
So my thought was correct in that an axis bolt should be treated like any other mauser bolt,
FYI I have a Turkish K98 that the Turks appear to have modified the bolt guide so the bolt will go in decocked. Or maybe the germans since this a licensed K98 copy?? I know the Turks were pro german in 1938 (mfg date of the rifle)