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looking to find information on taking a bolt from a model 77 apart. we are planning to sand blast the gun and would like to do part of the bolt, but i don't think that it would be to healthy for the gun to sandblast the bolt while it is assembled. any help will be appreciated.
 

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bpowder, I'm assuming you have the "old" Model 77 rifle. Here is the drill briefly for taking down the Bolt assembly. At the back "bottom" of the cocking piece you will see a small "hole". Put a pin or drift punch through that hole. This "locks" the striker (firing pin) in the rear position. Unscrew the striker assembly counter-clockwise. Do not disassemble the striker assembly any further "without" special tools. This will suffice for your needs. If it is the old Model 77 and not the "new" Model 77 MK II, then the "ejector" will be a "plunger' and spring affair in the front "face" of the bolt. Drifting out the vertical pin at the front of the bolt will "release" the ejector and spring for removal. Be sure and "CONTAIN" the ejector and spring as you "slowly" remove the pin punch or the plunger and spring will go "airborne" with some force! Turn the "extractor" until it is aligned with the "base" of the bolt handle then use a small flat tip screwdriver to "lift" the front underlug of the extractor out of it's "groove" at the front of the bolt and "push" the extractor off the flanges of the extractor "retaining ring" toward the rear. This is as "far" as you need to go to do what you want to do. Be advised that if you do "pry" the retaining "ring" off the bolt, it is often times "snapped" in two if not done correctly. Hope this helps you through it!.................................Dick
 
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