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    Bolt Not Going Into Battery

    I put 5-rnds through a new WBP Fox to zero (it was dead on from the factory), when the malfunctions started.

    Thought it was magazine related. No joy. Magpul. Romy. Bulgarian. Polish. All the same. Bolt strips a round from the mag to the chamber but won't lock up. I could sometimes slingshot the carrier to get into battery. It would fire that round, but the next round from the magazine, same malfunction. Bolt would not lock up.

    Bolt & carrier slide like butter with no mag inserted. They slide like butter with a mag inserted, but no round. As soon as I load a round into the mag and charge the bolt, no joy again.

    Forward finger/hand pressure on the bolt will not put it into battery.

    No grind marks on rails.

    No grind marks on piston.

    No grind marks on dust cover.

    There is unusual wear on a bolt locking lug for the number of rounds I was able to get through it. I slowly worked the bolt to see what's going on and can not see where its sticking.

    Head space issue? I dont have a Go-Guage, only a No Go-Guage. Will have to get one.

    Good news its under warranty. But Im hoping to get an opinion so I don't get the run around.

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    What ammo? Do you have any other ammo you could try?

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    Only had newly purchased Wolf Military Classic. The ammo ran fine on my WASR that same day.

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    Did you notice any denting or scarring on the round after removing it from the chamber?
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    Wondering it there is some garbage in the chamber keeping it from going into battery.

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    Take the top cover and spring off, and run it by hand and and see where it hanging up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indykid View Post
    Wondering it there is some garbage in the chamber keeping it from going into battery.
    +1 on this. You might get lucky because it's a newly manufactured rifle.

    If not, get a Go gauge from the same manufacturer as your No-Go. If the headspace is too tight, send it back and have them fix it. Too tight can be fixed without replacing parts. Too loose requires a new bolt.
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    There were no unusual dents or dings on cartridges that actually did fire.

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    Did. To the dust cover off.

    Bolt and carrier glide like butter. Attach an "empty" mag and bolt and carrier still slide like butter.

    Put a round in the mag and attempt to load and charge...hangs up. Carrier doesn't go all the way forward and bolt won't lock up.

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    Spoke with Atlantic Firearms today.

    They stand by the rifle and will take it back and fix or replace. All the WBP rifles, per Atlantic, have had very few problems.

    So...I'll send it back.

    I have a couple of WASR backup's to play with that run great. For the most part this is a small inconvenience.

    Appreciate all the suggestions.
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    Did you try just sticking a round into the chamber by hand? If it wasn't necessarily a headspacing issue, perhaps the chamber itself is of a slightly incorrect dimension, thus causing the whole thing to get jammed up when feeding a round in.

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    I have no useful suggestions sorry. I’m sure Atlantic will make it right. Sounds like maybe an out of spec chamber or the something with the locking lugs?

    I’ve got a WBP Fox from them and it’s great. Only complaint was recoil spring seemed a bit light compared to my wasr and Arsenal’s.

    Hope it comes back working flawlessly!

    (I got the plum model)

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    I wonder if the extractor isnt going over the rim?

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    You have to love Atlantic...they have great customer service. Let us know how it works it please.
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    I would take it to a competent gunsmith and have the chamber looked at and then have him check the headspace while you're there with him.

 

 
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