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Old October 29, 2001, 04:41 PM   #1
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*help* benelli question

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!
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Old October 29, 2001, 05:20 PM   #2
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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.
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Old October 30, 2001, 09:43 AM   #3
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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.

Justin T. Huang
late of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Old November 1, 2001, 03:59 AM   #4
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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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