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Old 09-11-2017, 08:00 AM
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Suhl bolt shims looking for some bolt shims or a place to get them . thanks jim
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:38 PM
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I would do a search on the net for companies that sell things like crankshaft shims for model radio controlled cars. Below is a link to one company I have used. There was another company I used, but can't put my memory finger on it. You may find that you will need to adjust the inner or outer diameter... with one I did, the other I didn't. Find out what thickness you need and go from there. I have gotten them from this place for my Suhl. So far, they work great. But......it depends on what thickness you need. So far, they work great. But......it depends on what thickness you need.

http://www.imex-model.com/product/IM...0.12.html?cid=

I had folks tell me that shimming was only a temporary fix....that I needed to have a smith set the barrel back and rechamber. But, I've been using one shim for several years now with no appreciable wear anywhere. Sure cheaper than the gunsmith route.

Edit: I think the other place was Kyoto.

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:29 PM
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thanks, found your old post and the shim people ,ordered some . thanks again jim
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:40 PM
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How is the easiest way to tell if a rifle bolt needs shimming??
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:42 AM
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In the case of the Suhl, it appears that excess headspace is not real uncommon. In my case, I was getting a number of failure to fires and erratic accuracy...which led to the discovery of excess headspace as being the main culprit.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:57 PM
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Mine was having misfires. To see if mine indeed needed shims, I bought a go-gauge, checked to make sure the bolt closed with no extra resistance, then put a piece of aluminum tape on the back of the gauge, and checked again for resistance. Mine still had no extra resistance so I put in enough shims until a felt extra resistance. Then I removed the tape, and found no extra resistance. I then concluded that I succeeded.

On the subject of misfires...the inside surfaces of the bolt where the firing pin slides as well as the firing pin itself were quite rough, so I polished them. I also installed a Wolf firing pin spring. With all of these changes I have had no more misfires.
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