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Suhl 150-1 Bolt handle pin and spring missing

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New to me a very nice Suhl 150-1 but I noticed that the bolt handle piece does not have the pin and spring in the bolt handle (just the hole). How important are these parts and what is its function of the spring loaded pin? If needed, does any one know where I can find these parts.

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Not totally sure but here goes...That pin and spring keeps tension on the bolt assembly. You can do the same thing with a helper spring behind the firing pin. You need to talk with more experienced people. Gunsmiths very good with Suhls: Gene Davis, Jim Peightal, Richard Gorham. Jim is on these forums often.

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Old 08-02-2019, 12:46 PM
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a friend of mine bought one from williams that was missing that spring and pin, it headspaced ok so he shot it like that, he won a lot of matches with that gun, one thing it worked alot smoother without that pin and spring.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:28 AM
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Suhl150-1 Bolt handle poin and spring missing

I would try the Wolff, 1700 Anschutz series firing pin springs. per the advice in the Suhl Stickys. Check all the Suhl sticky's for correct info.
My Suhl 150-1 has 1 in 19 twist, and the head space was extreme. I took the barrel out, re-drilled and tapped the receiver for a larger bolt, per advice from a member on RFC, purchased a Lilja go-no go guage, and tapped the barrel back into receiver until correct with the guage, and re-drilled the barrel pin hole. There was an extreme amount of head space taken up. This may not be the correct way to correct head space; however, it worked for me. The re-drilling and tapping the two bolts in the receiver worked great for glassing, and doing away with hard to find same size bolts that comes with the Suhl. More sturdy as re-drilling/tapping the 10/22 to 1/4 x 20.s The Wolff, 1700 recoil spring makes a more pronounced indent into the 22 shell, for better ignition. I do not like spacers on my rifles.
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The pin and spring you are referencing have little to do with actual firing performance in your rifle and more to do with making sure the bolt is locked into a safe firing position as I recall.In reference to the head-spacing issue it was my experience shimming the bolt with spacers provided better ignition overall than over driving the firing pin with excessive spring force.You can get factory firing pins,spring,etc at the link provided below.It can be a harrowing task to get them and some here may actually have spare springs ,pins,etc. available.I sold all of my spare parts and now am out of the Suhl experience.

I too had tried the Anschutz replacement springs and my rifle shot worse until I went back to the original factory springs and head-spaced it with shims that can be purchased increments of .001.

A gent here that goes by ILIKE1022 purchased my fine shooting Suhl I had that was re-barreled by Don Blue.I had after getting the rifle back from Don changed the head-spacing a tad by using the shims and the rifle shot more consistent targets IMHO.You may do what best for your particular rifle as they all have differences,but this has been my experience.You can get the shims at the link provided.They go between the main bolt body and the handle.
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