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Marlin XT-22MR problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by pipedreams, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    S. E. Iowa
    I purchased a new XT and getting familiar with it removed the bolt a couple time per the manual and put it back in with no problem after cleaning. A couple day later I was going to see about mounting a scope and when I went to remove the bolt I couldn't. The handle comes up and the bolt will only go back about a half inch. It cocks and when I close it the trigger will fire. I suspect I screwed up in some manner but at a loss on how to solve the problem. I have looked at the manual and found no answers. I haven't used a bolt action rifle in years and looking for some advice.