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AK47 cleaning. Pulled trigger while pulling bolt back to lock

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AK47 cleaning. Pulled trigger while pulling bolt back to lock open. Now can't release bolt forward. Help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Firearms Repair
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I'll try to help you. So the bolt is locked back and you can't get it to go forward - is that correct? If so, try removing the cover, remove the recoil spring, and see if you can pull the bolt off the gun (as if you were going to clean it. If you can do that, recock the hammer by hand and then see if the gun will go back together. Let me know. Philip