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    New here today

    Long time member of Jouster and Mil Surps.

    I've always heard about how the 03 pre war 1 had a 'buttery smooth' action. I have never had the chance to try an 03, but I do own a '43 03A3. The bolt is probably not original with the receiver, the numbers don't all match, but it is a good shooter. It has always seemed to be a little hard to lift the bolt especially in prone. I guess the easiest way to describe it is when lifting, it is like a long trigger pull with lots of creep.

    I have had the opportunity to shoot a Brit 303 which had a much lower bolt lift because of the cock on close function.

    Is there anything that can be done to smooth the bolt lift? I am not a fan of cutting springs, or speed locks. How long is an 03A3 striker spring? an 03? a 1917?

    Thanks for help.

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    Welcome to the forum.

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      #3
      Just cycle the bolt--on an empty rifle, of course--while watching Combat reruns. That bolt will loosen right up in no time.
      Jon

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        Welcome from SoCal!
        m14brian

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          #5
          Standard practice (as per TM 9-1270) for a stiff bolt is the application of valve grinding compound which goes into a lot of detail. I have , especially in the 1903A3 rifle, found that the best way to get rid of the stiff bolt is to just change out the firing pin mechanism.

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