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Thread: Replacing the Mainspring of a SAKO AII Bolt?

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    Replacing the Mainspring of a SAKO AII Bolt?

    I want to switch out the main spring of a late model SAKO AII Bolt. I have removed the Firing Pin / Bolt Shroud assembly from the bolt but am unsure how to remove the Firing Pin from the Bolt Shroud. There is no set screw keeping the Firing Pin in position like on my SAKO L461. Is the Firing Pin threaded into the Bolt Shroud? If so, what keeps the Firing Pin from rotating within the Bolt Shroud and changing the Firing Pin protrusion? Would it be glued in place?

    Thanks for your help.


    George

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    sako

    I believe it is the same as the older sako ,however I think they drill the head off the screw so as not to be easily removed.The screw I am talking about is the screw that locks the firing pin to the shrould , that locks the f'pin protrusion.

    chris

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    Chris:

    Thanks for the reply. Some of my "A" series SAKO's do have a recess that fits your description. I thought it was a just a blind hole, but it might be just plugged with a screw with the head ground smooth. But this particular rifle was near the end of the "A" series and they appear to have been eliminating some operations to reduce cost. There is no hole for any sort of a set screw. Any ideas?

    George

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    sako

    I will have to do more Sako research.

    chris

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    If you examine it..........

    closely, is there no hole whatsoever on the underside of the cocking piece??? I was wondering whether they put one in there (like they used to) & then just cut it off so no one would monkey w/it. In that case, you'd have to see if you could back it out, or drill down gently till you kissed the F/P then make your own replacement w/a slot, or key head.

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    In the AII late model bolt there is no hole at all in the underside of the cocking piece.

    I now strongly suspect that this Bolt Shroud/Firing Pin Assembly is not meant to be disassembled as the copies of the original instruction manuals posted on the SAKO website show this as one replacement part for the late "A" series rifles. The Bolt Shroud/Firing Pin Assembly is shown disassembled in the pre-1972 "L" series instruction manuals.

    Thanks.

    George

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