locking lugs

locking lugs

[′läk·iŋ ‚ləgz]
(ordnance)
Metal projections on the bolt of a small-arms weapon which cam into recesses cut in the side of the receiver to lock the weapon prior to firing.
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On Savage rifles, there is usually enough movement to ensure fairly uniform contact between the two locking lugs and their shoulders in the receiver.
The "A" in the serial number was used to separate the 3rd Model 1890 receivers from those of the 1st and 2nd models (which had internal locking lugs for the bolt, rather than the external lugs).
As the slide moved rearward, the stud/slot turns the barrel slightly clockwise to free three locking lugs from their recesses in the slide.
Wilson also recommends checking the engagement of the twin locking lugs with their recesses in the slide.
Sako's famous action sports three locking lugs and mechanical ejector.
What we did find was a small sliver of steel atop the locking lugs on the barrel that had sheared off the lug recesses in the slide and the cause was readily apparent.
The Model 70 features dual, opposing locking lugs; a full-length, rotating claw extractor; a fixed, mechanical ejector; a three-position wing-type safety; and a box magazine.
The hallmarks of this Mauser's action were its dual-opposing forward locking lugs; controlled-round-feed, in which the cartridge feeds up out of the magazine against the bolt face, where it is trapped or held in place by the extractor and carried or "controlled" into the chamber; a long extractor with a wide surface grabbing the cartridge rim; and a fixed-blade ejector in the rear action ring, operating through a slot in the bolt face.
The action of the 1920 shows the influence of the Mauser 98 and '03 Springfield, with two forward locking lugs, long external extractor and controlled-round feeding.
The first step is to simply check your bolt to ensure it fits the receiver and you have good contact between the locking lugs on the bolt body and the lug seats in the receiver.