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Sa-08 bolt is totally locked

Sa-08 bolt is totally locked
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:02:32 PM »
My son was shooting my 12ga sa-08 and the bolt is now locked up it won't move back or forward. I took the stock off and the tail piece is free to  move but still no luck with the bolt. Any ideas?

Re: Sa-08 bolt is totally locked
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:31:30 AM »
Is the barrel still on, and shells in the mag? This happened to me once shooting a real light target load with the Heavy piston in the gun. There wasn't enough force to eject the fired shell, and the second shell is staged with no place to go. It backed partially out of the mag.

Solution was to remove the barrel. Pulling forward will allow the fired shell to be removed, and you can return to normal. Replace the barrel, and you can cycle the gun out manually.

That was almost 5 years ago, and you can be sure I never did that again. Going on 5 years without a single malfunction. Most dependable auto I've ever owned.