Thank you so much Tedak...Tedak said:Remove the bolt from the receiver by pulling it to the rear. Once the bolt is at its rearmost position, pull and hold the trigger to allow the bolt to pull out the rest of the way.
As the bolt comes out of the receiver, it is in the cocked position and the cocking-piece, at the rear of the bolt is in its "cocked groove," which is at about 7 o'clock (when the bolt handle is at 3 o'clock). Slowly, and without letting it slam forward, pull and turn the cocking-piece counter-clockwise until it rests in its "firing groove" at about 6 o'clock.
Note: To cock the bolt, you will need to press the stud on the cocking-piece, against a benchtop or suitable piece of wood. Pull and rotate the bolt, until the stud will come to rest in the "cocked groove." It will need to be cocked before trying to reinstall into the receiver.
To disassemble the bolt, first (with the bolt uncocked) remove the small screw that is near the cocking-piece. You can now remove the cocking-piece assembly. You will next need to drive out the small retaining pin that retains the rotating, forward piece. Once this pin is out, the forward piece will come out and you will have easy access to the firing pin and spring. Reinstalling the retaining pin may require dressing up the holes in the bolt in order for it to go back in peacefully. It's supposed to be a tight fit, to keep the pin from falling out. So, be patient on reassembly and don't remove too much metal all at once.
Here's a pic of the bolt afer disassembly, including my broken firing pin too.
I am having the same issue. No matter which way I twist or turn the screw holes do not line up. Please helpUSMC1, How did you get the screw to line up??? I a having the same problem....
i have done all of this and for the life of me i cant get it the quarter isn't wide enough. I wish someone would do a youtube video of this! Im about to have a damn stroke! This is why you never let friends mess with your guns. Should the front piece that houses the firing pin should that be taken off before attempting this part because no matter how much i try it only lines up half way.Hello to everyone who helped me in these 80DL threads.
I ordered a new firing pin and decided to go through the entire gun, since I've had it for 23 years and have never done so. I took apart the bolt and ran into the same issues as others; "uh, the holes don't line up." I then searched and saw, "don't take that small screw out if you don't have to." Sadness.
Well, I figured out an easy way, no vice or extra hands needed. It's similar to Mark's reply above, but instead of a screwdriver, I used a quarter, which happens to be just the right size.
I took a small diameter, long nail (moulding nail is what I had on hand) and just pushed the round cylinder away from the end of the bolt. Then I wedged a quarter into it (after trying a couple of other makeshift shims) and inserted the whole thing back in. The holes lined up, but you could carefully move the quarter around to pry more if it needed to. It was all back together with minimal effort and about 20 seconds.
Pic below to help out. Thanks for the help in this thread and others everyone. I hope this helps more idiots like me put stuff back together after they shouldn't have taken them apart.