I don't really understand your problem (specifically). How does the gun work/operate when you load it and shoot it? Does it shoot, eject, and load the next round from the magazine OK?1958jr said:I have a 391 that suddenly developed a sticking problem with the originial bolt. The gun is unloaded and clean, but when the bolt is closed, it is difficult (sticky) to open at the end when the extractor is engaged. When easing the bolt closed, it will hang up right before the extractor is engaged.
It is just this particular bolt and when I swap it out from one with another gun (390), it works as normal. The 391 bolt that seems to be problematic works smooth in the 390
The 391 has a new recoil spring, firing pin and spring in the bolt.
I am assuming my problem is with the extractor, which I want to remove, and check that something did not get lodged in it, and maybe just replace the extractor and spring to see if that is the problem but I am not sure how get the extractor out of the bolt. I tried tapping out the pin from the bottom, but nothing is budging.
Any ideas on what the hangup might be, and how to remove the extractor would be helpful. THanks.
When did the problem start and what did you do to the gun immediately before the problem started? Again, I'm just not understanding what the gun is doing and what it's not doing.
Yeah, if you want to remove the extractor, you punch the retaining pin upward. Maybe you're not doing it right, or maybe it's a roll pin. I don't recall and I'm not going to disassemble my 391 or 390 to find out.
Edit: Oh, one other thought. Maybe it's the locking block that is not disengaging easily from its notch in the barrel extension. Maybe the new firing pin or f.p. return spring has got the locking block somewhat bound up and not releasing like it should. Just a thought.
Thought #2: Is the gun properly assembled and the forend nut tightened down snugly?