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Posted: 7/23/2003 1:41:46 PM EDT
Hello folks.

I was trying to detail strip my Benelli M1 and I just couldn't take the cocking handle off the bolt assembly. In the manual it just says "tear it off" but I don't know how much force is needed to take it off without damaging the thing.

Any tips?
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 4:26:06 PM EDT
Pull it straight out. It does need some force.
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 9:59:48 PM EDT
Guy... shoot it enough and it will fall out.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 6:54:16 AM EDT
Yup, just cleaned my M1 S90 field last weekend. Bolt was a b---h to get out, but out it came after a little swearing and effort. Goes back together much easier.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 9:33:18 AM EDT
Mine is still really tough to get out by hand. I just wrap a flathead with a shop towel and give it a little pry out. It pops out VERY easily that way and does not require any force.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 3:18:40 PM EDT
I had the same problem a few months ago, and this forum came to the rescue.

The suggestion that worked best for me was to wrap a bootlace around it and pull it straight out. No prying, and no scratching.

That thing was tight!

I polished the recess area on the handle and put some CLP on the detent ball and it comes out easier, but it is still a tight fit, just smoother.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 6:56:47 PM EDT
Thanks for your help folks!

Link Posted: 7/28/2003 1:22:05 PM EDT
I wrap my bootlaces (Danners for added tacticality) around it and yank...I was stupid and dinged it by yanking it out with my Leatherperson the first time....
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