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Old 01-26-2020, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Stuck Bolt In Vintage PGP

I recently picked up a PGP from the back of someone's closet, that needs a fair bit of love. The current thing that's keeping me from a full disassembly and cleaning is the bolt (or hammer, hard to tell) is extremely stuck and won't move. I stuck it in a room-temp ultrasonic cleaning with some dish soap for 10 minutes, which got a lot of the gunk off, but I think the inside is pretty oxidized.

Anyone have any tips as to how to proceed?
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The bolt is at the back of the middle tube, and is pulled back by the pump rod. The hammer is directly beneath it in the bottom tube.

If you’re gonna completely disassemble it anyway, and replace o-rings and give it an ultrasonic bath after, then try using wd-40 to get the bolt out. It might help to have the pump rod in it for some leverage.

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A wooden dowel rod wouldn’t be a bad idea either. After soaking in WD-40, a few love taps might break it loose. Just don’t go nuts on it.
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Like JonM said a dowel down the front of the barrel and tap out bolt with a hammer..
DO make sure you twist the lug out to the side and remove first... the lug pin might be fused into bolt also.. if so, your going to have to drill it out before you can continue.
Take your time and all will be good.. I have a bolt and lug if you need a new one.
Lmk if you might need it after extracting your old bolt...
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Thanks for the help! I had tried the dowel, but I haven't tried WD-40, so I'll give it a soak and see how it goes.
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