Gew88 Im sure I wrote this once !!! but it must have gone somewhere else!!!. The rifle I havent held yet as I work away from home so the Missus Aly has been showing me on Skype!! It looks like the bolt is welded into place as with the safety catch that is welded into the safe positon!! You can break it into 2,remove magazine, cock it but the bolt stays where it is "forward"..I havent looked into the TMH lower reciever, so I cant tell if the hammer is back or there at all?. & I presume the barrel will be filled with lead...like most. Thanks for all the info very interesting Ive learnt loads on this thread alone so cheers guys .Terry.