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    Default Bolt action .410 jammed

    I have an old .410 with a bolt action. This weeking we were shooting clays and it jammed. The bolt won't go all the way forward or come back. I pulled the stock off and it looks like a shell got pushed under the lifter. I wasn't able to get the plate on the bottom of the lifter off.
    The bolt moves a little bit, but I couldn't get it to open even using a fair amount of force.

    Anybody have any ideas on how to clear this?

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    If its one of the old tube feed bolt guns you will probably need to get the tube open and get the shell back through the tube.
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    Yes, It is an old tube feed gun, but the shell is well below the tube and the lifter has come down on top of it. I don't see any other way then to force the bolt all the way open. It seams like that should bring the lifter up and allow me to clear the shell underneath. The bolt is stuck pretty hard though so I am not sure how to safely get it open.

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    Can you drill holes in the shell, until you can pull it out piece, by piece?

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    See if the bolt is stuck on the bolt safety stop.
    I recently had one, for get the brand name, but there is a lever in the bolt that prevents the firing pin from striking if th ebolt is not cocked. the bolt stop safety pivots and could be jammed inside the action.
    then, depending on your level of expertise and what you're comfortable with, take the trigger out and see if the bolt will move,
    or better yet, take it to a gun smith

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    Thanks,
    I managed to get it out by cutting the shell in half with a knife just in front of the brass part.

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    Glad you fixed it.Now you need to get the tube shell stop working right so it won't happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_dog60 View Post
    Thanks,
    I managed to get it out by cutting the shell in half with a knife just in front of the brass part.
    Heyyy,

    Way to go, Big_dog60.

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