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Old 06-23-2021, 08:15 AM
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Jim,
There is a sticky here on how to disassemble a 457 firing pin.
I took mine apart to smooth out the sides working down to 800 wet/dry sandpaper then polishing with jeweler's rouge.
This thread, , covers reworking the face of the firing pin for better strikes. I also smoothed out the ejector/extractor arms while I had everything apart.
Good luck,
Tim
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:20 AM
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Jim,
Apparently I haven't mastered the insert link tool.
For the bolt sticky try
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1160069
For the firing pin post try
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...457+firing+pin
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Old 06-25-2021, 05:38 PM
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I'll give you a good laugh...
I took my bolt apart to give it a good clean and could have swore the red cap from my Hoppe oil came from the bolt someplace. lol
It was early in the morning
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Old 06-27-2021, 08:37 PM
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I did the same thing with my centerfire Ruger Precision Rifle and a Remington 700 and their firing pin springs are a LOT stiffer than the 457's. It's a mistake you only make once.

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71Ragtop - from your post it seems like you found the spring - nice going.

General question: why would I need to take my bolt apart and how would I know when I need to do so?

Jim
Probably never need to. It does get dirty in there but all i do is spray it out , first with guns scrubber, then with hornady dry lube. Put the little red straw into the firing pin hole and spray .
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:15 AM
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All - thanks for the information. Thanks Tppmany22s for the clarification on no need to disassemble the bold under normal circumstances. I double checked the owners manual and it pretty much said the same. What does surprise me with all of my 22s regardless of the type, is the amount of crud that gets behind the chamber.

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