Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser - Surpl...

Page 1 of 22

Adobe PDF Downloadable Version of Article

Part Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Description Firing Pin Cocking Piece Safety Firing Pin Spring Safety Detent Spring Safety Detent Safety Screw Bolt Sleeve Bolt Body 1) Figure 1 shows the 1891 Argentine Mauser. Safety: With the rifle pointed in a safe direction, open the bolt and make sure the rifle is not loaded.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.asp

4/10/2005

Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser - Surpl... Page 2 of 22

2) Open the bolt.

3) Pull the bolt to the rear of the receiver.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.asp

4/10/2005

com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index. 5) To remove (rotate) the bolt sleeve you need to pull back on the cocking piece and keep it in extended.Surpl. http://www. and the edge of a counter top. The method I found to be most effective and safe is the edge of a counter top.surplusrifle.asp 4/10/2005 . I have tried different methods including wire. string.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . Page 3 of 22 4) Open the bolt stop and remove the bolt...

Surpl..surplusrifle. Page 4 of 22 6) Place the edge of the cocking piece on the edge of the counter top as shown in figure 6.asp 4/10/2005 . http://www. 7) Pull the bolt body down so the cocking piece is fully extended as shown in figure 7.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index..

http://www.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index..Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser ..surplusrifle. Page 5 of 22 8) Slip a washer or coin (penny) in the gap between the cocking piece and bolt sleeve.asp 4/10/2005 . Allow the cocking piece to retract back and stop on the edge of the coin. 9) Figure 9 shows the extended cocking piece held in place by a coin stuck in the gap between the bolt sleeve and cocking piece.Surpl.

surplusrifle.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .. http://www.Surpl..asp 4/10/2005 . 11) Separate the bolt body from the firing pin assembly. Page 6 of 22 10) Rotate the bolt sleeve counter clockwise to unscrew from the bolt body.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.

Compress the bolt sleeve against the firing pin spring so the gap between the bolt sleeve and cocking piece widens enough to remove the coin.. 13) Place the tip of the firing pin against a block of wood..Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index. http://www.asp 4/10/2005 .Surpl. Compress the bolt sleeve against the firing pin spring so the cocking piece completely clears the bolt sleeve and can be rotated. Page 7 of 22 12) Place the tip of the firing pin against a block of wood.

remove the cocking piece. Page 8 of 22 14) Rotate the cocking piece counter clockwise.surplusrifle. 15) Once unscrewed.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . http://www.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index... It is threaded and you will need to completely unscrew it to be removed.asp 4/10/2005 .Surpl.

Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.Surpl. 17) Remove the bolt sleeve.surplusrifle..asp 4/10/2005 .. http://www. Page 9 of 22 16) Allow the firing pin spring to slowly expand.

.asp 4/10/2005 .Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .Su.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.. http://www. 19) Unscrew the safety screw. Page 10 of 22 18) Remove the firing pin spring from the firing pin.surplusrifle.

Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .Su. http://www..surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.. 21) Allow the safety detent and safety detent spring to fall out of the safety.asp 4/10/2005 . Page 11 of 22 20) Remove the safety screw.

http://www. 23) Remove the safety from the bolt sleeve.asp 4/10/2005 ..com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.Su.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . Page 12 of 22 22) Separate the safety detent and safety detent spring..surplusrifle.

. http://www. Reassembly Instructions 25) Insert the safety into the bolt sleeve.surplusrifle.Su.asp 4/10/2005 .com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .. Page 13 of 22 24) Figure 24 shows the disassembled bolt. We do not recommend removing the bolt extractor. This should only be done if the extractor is damaged and needs to be replaced.

Page 14 of 22 26) Combine the safety detent and safety detent spring.surplusrifle. 27) Insert the safety detent and safety detent spring into the safety with the safety detent going in first.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index. http://www..Su.asp 4/10/2005 ..Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .

asp 4/10/2005 .Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.surplusrifle. http://www. Page 15 of 22 28) Replace the safety screw.Su.. 29) Tighten the safety screw..

.surplusrifle. Page 16 of 22 30) Combine the firing pin spring and the firing pin. http://www.asp 4/10/2005 .. This groove is mated to a channel in the bolt sleeve.Su.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . 31) Note that the firing pin has a groove that protrudes the length of the firing pin.

. http://www.Su. Place the bolt sleeve over the firing pin.surplusrifle. 33) Place the cocking piece over the threads of the rear of the firing pin and rotate clockwise. Make certain to align the groove on the firing pin with the channel in the bolt sleeve.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . Page 17 of 22 32) Place the tip of the firing pin against a block of wood.. Compress the firing pin spring by pushing down on the bolt sleeve.asp 4/10/2005 .com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.

http://www. Page 18 of 22 34) Rotate the cocking piece until the sear lug (the protruding side of the cocking piece) is aligned to the channel in the bolt sleeve (as shown in figure 34).asp 4/10/2005 ..surplusrifle..com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index. 35) While keeping the bolt sleeve compressed insert a coin in the open slot between the bolt sleeve and cocking piece as shown in figure 35.Su.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .

.asp 4/10/2005 .surplusrifle.. Page 19 of 22 36) Allow the firing pin spring to expand and the lip of the bolt sleeve will hold the coin in place against the cocking piece as shown in figure 36.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . 37) Insert the firing pin assembly into the bolt body.Su. http://www.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.

com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index...Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .Su. screwing the threaded part of the bolt sleeve into the bolt body. http://www. Page 20 of 22 38) Rotate the bolt sleeve clockwise.asp 4/10/2005 . 39) Figure 39 shows the bolt sleeve in its final position.surplusrifle.

.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser .Su.asp 4/10/2005 . http://www.surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index. 41) Insert the bolt in the receiver. Page 21 of 22 40) Rest the edge of the sear lug (cocking piece) against the edge of the counter top and pull the bolt body down so the gap between the bolt sleeve and the cocking piece expands enough for the coin to fall or be pulled out..

Page 22 of 22 42) Figure 42 shows the completed bolt disassembly and reassembly.Su.Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2005) 1891 Argentine Mauser . Adobe PDF Downloadable Version of Article http://www...asp 4/10/2005 .surplusrifle.com/argentine1891/boltdisassembly/index.