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Question from a new gun owner:

I'm cleaning my Marlin .22 WMR rifle for the first time, and when I was removing the bolt, I accidently rotated the little spring loaded nob on the rear of the bolt. It started on this little notch, and now it's turned like 90 degrees counter-clockwise. I can't rotate it back up on the notch by hand. As a result, the bolt won't go back in now.

What is this rear part of the bolt and how do I get it back in place?

Thanks in advance,

Tcbocs
 

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It's how the bolt cocks. You will have to turn it back to where it was. Sometimes you can get some leverage by pressing it against something that won't damage it like the edge of a wooden table or such. You don't say what model it is but if you post a pic someone can probably offer a suggestion on how to get it cocked again.
 

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That sounds like good advice.... have had to do that a time or two, with various bolts.

Good luck.
 

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Yep, my model 25 has had that happen. IIRC, I was able to just pull mine out and rotate it, but it's a .22 LR not magnum, so the springs could be stronger in the .22 magnum. 8)
 
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