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Old 10-19-2019, 12:04 AM
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Hello Folks,
I need some help with my new-to-me 781, I was out shooting it Monday an the bolt was getting harder and harder to open after each shot (I cleaned it two weeks ago) then the bolt handle broke off. I finally got it open but I either need a new bolt or a line on a gunsmith that can fix this one, can anyone help with this problem?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:16 PM
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Try Numerich Arms .

https://www.gunpartscorp.com
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:40 AM
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Try Numerich Arms .

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Old 10-23-2019, 10:13 AM
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Looks like a repair. Where are you oh experts (this leaves me out) ?

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Old 10-23-2019, 06:03 PM
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My 780 had the same problem when it was less than a year old. A gunsmith plug welded the bolt handle on from the inside. You couldn't even notice the repair.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:39 AM
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It appears to me to be some kind of soldering at the bolt/handle interface ..maybe done in a vacuum oven?

I've never seen one separate but if a pretty clean break
...or even if not... thoroughly clean and try J.B. weld..just might be the ticket to your demise

-Seen some pretty amazing things done with J.B.


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Old 10-24-2019, 11:19 AM
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Besides getting the bolt repaired, the other thing you'll need to address is "why" was the bolt getting hard to operate ? You'll need to resolve that issue as well.

The day you posted this thread I scoured the internet trying to find a bolt for your 781 with no luck.

As some have noted getting the bolt/handle repaired may be your only choice.

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Old 10-26-2019, 03:51 PM
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Hello Folks,
Yea I took the rifle with the old bolt and a bolt that I got off of the internet(that almost fit ) to a Smith and told him the whole story and he said it would take a month because of his workload. So I'm glad it's not my only .22.

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Old 10-28-2019, 08:27 PM
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Shiva, it is good to have a side piece when your main squeeze is unavailable !
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:57 AM
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Sticky bolt

Hello Folks,
I was shooting my 781 Tuesday in 30 something weather and had the same issue with the sticky bolt, so much so that I had to pound the bolt open with a plastic mallet.
Something else I noticed was a click instead of a bang in a 12 round string of fire.
So is there anything I need to check before I take it to a smith?
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:05 PM
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remove the magazine. Measure the barrel on the outside from the muzzle to the bolt face. Use a cleaning rod to measure from the muzzle to the bolt face. If that dimension is shorter than the outside, you probably have a live round in the rifle. Proceed accordingly. Attach a tag that warns anyone of a live round in the chamber.
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:44 PM
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Replace the spring yet?

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Hello Folks,
I was shooting my 781 Tuesday in 30 something weather and had the same issue with the sticky bolt, so much so that I had to pound the bolt open with a plastic mallet.
Something else I noticed was a click instead of a bang in a 12 round string of fire.
So is there anything I need to check before I take it to a smith?
My 783 bolt would get very stiff when shooting. I read the trigger fix stickies at the top of this thread and replaced my spring with one from a Bic lighter.

Trigger so much better and the bolt smoothed right out.

Best
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:21 AM
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Hello Folks,
Well in case you are wondering, the last shot with was when I couldn't get the bolt open, so I dumped out the rounds in the tube and left the spent round in the chamber and when I got home I took a plastic mallet to the bolt to get it open.

When I close the bolt on an empty chamber the bolt lift is fine, if I close the bolt while pulling the trigger (to not store the rifle cocked) the bolt lift is so hard as to require a plastic mallet to get open.
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