Working on the new 35

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Tucsontony
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Working on the new 35

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Well, this 1924 in 35 that I just got is giving me a problem getting the trigger group out of the receiver. I pulled the pin and removed the screw OK but something is making it catch on the bolt release tab and the tang part of the group will lower about a half inch but is catching on stuff inside that someone must not have put together correctly. Question is, can the bolt come out before dropping the trigger group ? That might let me get a better view of what’s going on inside.

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I’ve watched the disassembly videos and have one of them playing as I go step by step. Does anyone think I might have to remove those other two screws that hold that spring and other mechanism in along that left side to get the trigger group out ? Trigger group is loose but something springy is keeping it from coming out.

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Got it apart, magazine flew apart when I finally was able to pull the trigger group out. All is good so far, now to check everything out and get the magazine back together correctly.

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So someone must have put the magazine together incorrectly (bass akwards)and that’s what was causing all the problems getting the trigger group out. Was easy to assemble it the right way and works good now. So as I mentioned on the other thread about the bolt carrier being boogered, does anyone shoot them with that damage ? or is it something I should definitely get replaced ? I would like to buy one I guess and what’s you’re guys opinions on what a guy should pay for one ? Like I said, I saw one for $195.00 but don’t know if that a fare price.

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Classic Firearms has one with a firing pin for $109.50. Good luck.

https://cfnparts.com/index.php?route=pr ... y&path=114

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Thanks Dan, Luke turned me on to it yesterday. I ordered it and now just got to wait till it comes to see what kind of shape it’s in. Fingers crossed, but all in all I guess it couldn’t be any worse than the broken up one that’s on mine at the moment.

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So the bolt carrier has been shipped and might get here next week. I see some talking about the same thing on the other thread about one in some auction. I will be checking the extractor groove in the carrier closely on the one I get and make sure my extractor runs smooth in it. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again after the replacement is installed. A lite oil in that groove during install is all I would think it needs, or do you guys recommend some quality grease in there ?

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Got the part today and I think the repair went good. Here’s the before and after pic. Now I got to get out and see how it handles some rounds through it. https://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety ... db8c21fbc0
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Amazing how those parts interchange on precision rifles designed & manufactured a hundred years ago.
Try doing these repairs on the majority of others of that vintage & there would be hours to days of hand fitting to the parts "close" to working.
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I took it out this morning and ran 15 rounds thru it. A couple times it fed fine but most of the time the next feed round would jam. The bullet end of the cartridge would feed above the bore of the rifle and get hung up and be like at a 45 degree angle. I had noticed when I got it that someone had definitely been messing around with the magazine because the had the floor plate and spring in bass - acwards. Now I can see they bent around on the arch of the cartridge holder on the left side. The right side that has that little clip part looks good.

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Pictures. I compared with my 32 and It definitely looks like someone bent the left side.
It’s a little further away from the bolt carrier and crookedly bent.

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Other than the problem feeding the rifle shot beautiful. Primer hits looked good and was hitting water filled milk jugs at 50 yards off hand every time. With that bent up magazine I think the cartridge is so loose in there that almost bounces out before the carrier is ready to strip it out.

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More pictures. I took both trigger groups out, my 32 which feeds perfectly and the dinged up mag from the 35. Everything look identical between the two except the spot someone got a little frustrated with a pliers. Put a cartridge in each. 35 left, 32 right. What do you guys think ? Can that left side guide on the 35 be re-bent ? If so, how would ya go about doing it ?https://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety ... 4678bcb995
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Howdy Tony.

I'm glad to hear the bolt worked out, it never hurts having a spare firing pin.

Regarding the magazine. Can see that it currently strays to the left, getting it back to straight is the goal. I've personally never had to mess with the body itself. Study opening measurements from both "outside & inside" to figure your course of action. Of course much care should be taken to not bend/form it back further than it needs to be. A insert in the empty mag "fits close" so you don't bend further down the body than you want may be a good idea. Take your time and use a measuring tool "like a caliper" so you know how much or little needs moved.

Good for you putting the effort getting it back to proper shooting glory. Look forward to your progress.

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Well it’s a wrap. 😀. Just got back from running 10 rounds thru the 35 without a hitch. After a little bending with a small vice grip, it looks and works great. The wife and I both got drawn for a 10 day Coues Deer hunt at the end of November this year and it would be cool using the old spring pole. Problem is they are usually a longer distance type shot here in southern AZ, but I do have one little spot by a hidden water hole that is a 50 yard possibility if a guy wants to sit and wait for one. Oh well, such decisions are going to be fun when season rolls around. Thanks for the help Luke 😜

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