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Kingston Garand .22: custom bolt?



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Hello All,

I have the Kingston Garand .22lr and find it fun, but it has been having issues.

It will occasionally fail to eject, and then it tries to feed the old and new round.

My memory is that it will also occasionally not feed the round into the chamber.

Among other issues I am addressing is the bolt. And then I found something that surprised me: the Kingston bolt seems to be inspired by the 10/22, but not a 10/22 bolt. Maybe licensing issues?

The easiest way to describe it is that the bottom rear area is about 1/8- 1/4 inch thinner than all of the pictures of 10/22 bolts I see.

When looking at the bolt from the extractor side, the rear area that cams the hammer down is about 1/4 as thick as the top area that is where the firing pin end sits. [I am comparing the two parts that are above/below that groove that the buffer goes into].

Since PhotoBucket went to heck in a handbasket, I haven't bothered finding a photo hosting service, so none to show.

Yet, it is just thinner their.


I would like to get a stock 10/22 bolt to test to see if it will move back/forth properly, or if the receiver is truly set up differently here. If I can use an aftermarket bolt, I will begin shopping.

I don't want to buy a KIDD, and have it not fit. Any one have a take-off that they want to get rid of for this experiment, and just a smidge more than shipping?

I promise, on the sanctity and honor of my online account, that I will return it to you unharmed after I verify if it fits and cycles or not. If it is harmed, I will buy a replacement from Midway and have it shipped to you. I would pay all shipping, of course.

Anyway, some oddities I thought I'd share regarding the Kingston Garand M1 in .22lr
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