Browning BAR, .270. Customer called and said he had fired it, and the bolt was stuck to the rear and would not go back into battery. Advised him not to "hammer" on it and bring it in, sounded like he had a timing latch problem. Had to disassemble to get the bolt assembly out. Surface area where the bolt assembly and timing latch meet had a chunk missing, timing latch was worn beyond repair. Fully cleaned, new bolt, firing pin retaining pin, ejector pin, recoil spring, buffer pad, and timing latch. I never re-use the old pins on BAR bolts, they seem to destroy themselves most if the time when being driven out. Plus the old ejector pin had to be drilled out. All parts in inventory. Because ALL the necessary parts were in inventory, The rifle was in, repaired, and back to the customer in 48 hours. Whynot Gunsmith Shop.
Today I had another piece of history. These were my grandfather's. Inspected, cleaned, test fired and loved them. They worked well, apart from (apparently) malfuntions caused by magazine. Their blueing seemed to have worn out in some places, but mostly it looks great. Picture is abit wonky :D #taktinenmangusti#gunsmith#22lr#MAB#mauser#m1914#765#maintenance