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October 29, 2001, 05:41 PM
Newbie problem with stripping the Super M1:
Could anyone please tell me how to remove the arming bolt (=bolt handle)?
In the manual it says "7) Tear off the arming bolt "... great, but how? Is it just pulling the thing out or do I have to unscrew it? No matter how hard I pull the handle won't come out. I'm afraid to break it if I just use raw force.
Thanks for your help!
October 29, 2001, 06:20 PM
It usually is a little stiff for the 1st removal. With the bolt closed, I pull at the base of the handle. That way you can sort of pinch your fingers between the bolt/receiver and the bolt handle. I basically push against bolt/receiver and pull on handle same time. Or you can wiggle it a little while you pull. Either way, it won't break. Good choice--I love my Benelli.
October 30, 2001, 10:43 AM
Agree with bigdog -- it can be really stiff the first few times. I called Benelli back when I got my shotgun and they said to use a pair of pliers (after wrapping the bolt handle with a towel for protection) but be very careful if you use that method as not to cause damage to your receiver or bolt handle.
November 1, 2001, 04:59 AM
I agree that the handle is difficult to get out the first times. Just pull really hard - the handle won't break. Remeber that the bolt has to withstand much higher forces when shooting.
The bolt hanlde is held by a spring with a tiny steel ball on top that pushes against it. So if you tear the handle out the spring will move but nothing will break.
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