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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:21 pm 
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Bearcat

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I was cleaning my son's Ruger M/77, tang safety model, and uncocked the bolt while it was out of the gun. Now, I cannot put the bolt back in the gun and the owner's manual does not cover how to re-cock the bolt.

Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:52 am 
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Basically you have to grab hold of the bolt shroud and twist and pull it back by hand. Use a hanky or rag to grab it. It ain't real easy but that's the only way to do it. I know because I did it once. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:48 pm 
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Take the bolt and you will see the cocking piece inside the bolt shroud. Take a piece of hardwood and and press down the the bottom lugs of the cocking piece on the wood. Some of the newer m77's have a small hole in the cocking piece that you can put a small nail through to keep it cocked, once you have the spring compressed. I can't remember if the older tang safety models have this or not.

When the spring is compressed, turn the shroud and the cocking piece into a cocked position.

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