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I bought a Mini 30 today at a gun show, the bolt was back and tie wrapped. When I got home i cut the tie wrap off and released the bolt, and when the bolt went forward it stayed and i cannot get it back. In behind the bolt something is flipped up but I am afraid to push it - any suggestions? I looked on line and they said you have to have the bolt back to take the gun apart but my bolt will not come back. Should I take this to a gun smith or send this to Ruger, or is there an easier fix that i am missing.

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The part that is flipped up is probabbly the hammer, that is normal. There is tons of info on this site and some disassembly vidios on youtube. You can also download the user manual from the Ruger website. They break down easly and are not hard to work on once you figure them out. Good luck and enjoy your mini.
 

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Agreed, more than likely the hammer is up, forward. It may just be a bit stubborn, take your hand and kind of karate chop the bolt handle backward, maybe all it needs.
 

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Since the bolt was back and it went forward, it cocked the rifle. I'd download the manual which shows you how to break the rifle down. You need to pull the trigger group and remove the rifle from its stock. Check the guide rod to make sure it has been installed correctly. Sounds like it hasn't. If that's not it. Follow with photo's, so members can kind of see what's going on. Lots of good help here.
 

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Since the bolt was back and it went forward, it cocked the rifle. I'd download the manual which shows you how to break the rifle down. You need to pull the trigger group and remove the rifle from its stock. Check the guide rod to make sure it has been installed correctly. Sounds like it hasn't. If that's not it. Follow with photo's, so members can kind of see what's going on. Lots of good help here.
That sounds like the problem to me. Removing the handgaurd to get a visual can confirm that.
 
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