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How can i unfreeze the bolt on a JC Higgens Model 30, 583-70 .22 rifle?

There is a pull "bolt" on the left side which I can't move. I assume this bolt loads a bullet into the firing chamber? Anyway, I can't move it in any direction.

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I would soak it with a solvent. Gunzilla is good for that.You can also use automotive products like Rust Blaster (name ?) Make sure what ever you use wont take the finish off. If it's real stubborn,you may have to heat it gently and apply solvent for a couple of days. It should break loose then. Good Luck.

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