Open bolt stuck on 995. Ideas?

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by SteveC, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. SteveC

    SteveC Member

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    Recently started having problem with 995. After emptying mag, bolt is open but stuck. Can't release it without a whack with a hammer (small one - not a sledge or anything lol) on the handle. Once whacked, it closes. Took it apart, cleaned and oiled, didn't see anything obvious. Any ideas>
     
  2. Is there an empty magazine in the gun? Using a hammer is a horrible idea, you will break the LRBHO (last round bolt hold open)
     

  3. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Is it a TS, or a classic?

    Is the bolt handle collar getting stuck in the hole designed to lock the bolt back when there is no mag in the gun?
     
  4. PhxRida

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    Did you check the LRBHO spring? it sounds like the hold-open is not retracting properly.
     
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Member

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    It's a TS. And I will check the spring. Thanks.
     
  6. GSP45

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    What's with these darn things, now my 4595 charging bolt jams open after empty mag. Hp said to check firing pin and debure any roughness. All is done and ok, still jammed open after last round . I have to hit stock on the floor to release. Any fix ?
     
  7. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Maybe the LRHO is jamming up?
     
  8. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Dang, 7 years is a looooooong time to wait for a response ;):p
     
  9. Think1st

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    It's designed to stay open on an empty mag. You have to remove the empty mag to get the bolt to go back forward.
     
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  10. GSP45

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    Right, I know, put in a full mag and it does not move!. Thanks, pull back and it wont release. Firing pin is perfect, inside clean and smooth. Hp can repair it, should be recalled , there's many with the same malfunction.
     
  11. ajole

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    Not enough for a recall there isn’t.
    If it’s broke, they’ll fix it. Same as a Smith and Wesson, but faster, and cheaper.
     
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  12. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    The nice thing is that this problem seems to stay fixed once it's fixed.
     
  13. GSP45

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    Thanks, I Hope so , design flaw, something simple, don't want to get shot trying to reload, we get what we pay for , might have to go to it's off to sig
     
  14. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Silly question did you put it together wrong?
     
  15. GSP45

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    Same way hi point did
     
  16. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    I wonder what’s wrong with mine, it’s worked fine since day 1. Just can’t figure it out :rolleyes:
     
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  17. ratchowmein

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    How many?
     
  18. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    So, have you looked at the LRHO? Is it sticking? Not enough spring pressure, or rubbing on the side of the receiver?
     
  19. Think1st

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    Does the bolt close when there is no magazine inserted, at all?
     
  20. CowboyBob

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    I haven't experienced this but looking at the action on mine would lead me to believe the charging handle is somehow hanging up. Possibly too tight or crooked causing it to bind.
    The carbines are known for reliability and the ability to take a beating which is why they are popular. They are a simple design and require little maintenance.
    Sometimes starting at the beginning is the best way.
    From the last time it functioned properly til now what was done to it? Did it get disassembled to clean, was it dropped, did you have a failure to feed or fail to extract incident?
    All of those could lead to what's wrong.
    I know you said it was put back together the HP did it, but if that was the last thing done prior to it having an issue there may be something wrong in the reassembly....something shifted or was tightened too much and now its binding.
    Good luck and let us know what you find.