PPS43: Bolt Locked on Live Round

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by dmc8163, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    yep. Its a risk you take with a live one stuck in the chamber.
  2. permafrost

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    Damn! ! The least you could do is let us know what fixed it. We're a gun forum ! We find this stuff interesting.
  3. soundguy

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    heck.. just choosing to be around guns in the sport, hobby or industry elevates your 'risk' a little... priace we pay.. etc...
  4. dmc8163

    dmc8163 New Member

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    I'm sorry guys. I used a 3 pound plastic hammer. One sharp blow to the bolt handle did the trick. No unintended firing and no stain. I did discover the pistol was filthy dirty and that contributed to the problem. It also had rust in several locations including the bolt. I bought the pistol at a Gun Show in NC. After cleaning I test fired the gun. First round went off but the second and third rounds did not. Inspection revealed light firing pin marks on both primers. Ordered a couple of boxes of "quality" ammo to see how it works.
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    if exterior of bolt was rusty.. imagine the interiro portion with the fire pin.

    i'd strip it and clean it before running another round thru it.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    im with soundguy. It needs a thorough scrub down
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