View Full Version : Looking for spare parts for RSA action

10-25-2008, 07:52 AM
I currently have a RSA Lyttleton action but the bolt closes real tight. I cleaned everything very very well and eliminated everything but the spring:confused:.

Do someone know where I can get a new/second spring in good condition
Much Appreciated

John Kielly
10-25-2008, 05:59 PM
The RSA Lyttleton or Musgrave action was made in South Africa a decade or so ago. Shooters of the single shot action in British Commonwealth countries have very little luck sourcing parts for them any more.

They were very susceptible to galling the bolt lugs if they weren't regularly lubricated. The issue could be identified by striations forming on the lug faces. There was also an issue if the face of the barrel was set back too far causing the Mauser style extractor to interfere with it.

Did you clean out the lug recess in the action?

The firing pin was held into the cocking piece with a grub screw that was supposed to fit into one of four grooves cut in the pin. That pin had a habit of loosening if not regularly & carefully tightenbed (to avoid damage to the slot) causing short firing pin fall & the possibility of cocking issues.