Note the improved style of bolt removal. This has been carried through on all later Mauser rifles. When the bolt is in full rear position, pushing out on the pivoted thumb piece seen at the rear left of the receiver, permits withdrawal of the bolt as a unit to the rear.
The camming surfaces on the top of the receiver show clearly how upward movement of the bolt handle compels the turning and withdrawing movement essential to effective primary extraction.
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