hi can someone have a look at the bolt assembly on their 336 ss and tell me ... is there suppose to be a pin in the top of the bolt at rear, to the left hand side. new rifle and only had it out a couple of times, looks like there should be a pin ?
I'm certainly not an expert but my older 336 from the 50's has solid pins, and roll pins in the newer ones from the 70's until now, not sure when the change took place.. The rear firing pin will fall out if there is no pin.
No, it's not really a big deal. Solid pins, well-fit, can be fine. The roll pins have 2 advantages, but small ones -- their springiness keeps them in place under vibration, and they are less prone to shatter under repeated impact. I'd expect a lifetime of use out of the solid pin, maybe a lifetime and a half on the roll pin.
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