Re: Old Stevens 22 bolt removal
Hi everyone. I know this is WAY old, but the answer to the bolt removal dilemma is very simple:
The magazine tube threads out of the aluminum block.
No. It is not easy to turn. Solution: heat up the block about a third of the way back on the bottom and sides. Continue to hold a decent flame on it, taking care not to torch the receiver, barrel, and peripheral parts, as you slowly unscrew the tube. You may have to wiggle it clockwise and counter clockwise a bit, but it WILL eventually spin out. You may have to carefully grip the tube with pliers or something, taking care not to mar or squash the tube as you turn it out. It will come out after fully unscrewing it. It's about a half an inch of threads.
The threads are super fine and I guess, trap a bit of crud from sitting for decades.
The rest of the bolt disassembly is as described in previous posts.
The bolt is two pieces and will come out by unscrewing the rear once the firing pin and trigger assembly come out. You only need to remove a total of 2 pins for all of this.
If the rear of the bolt will not easily unscrew, find a bolt roughly the same diameter as the inside of the bolt half. Drill a hole through the screw (I.e. a hex head bolt) to match the holes on the bolt where the roll pin goes. Now insert the screw and secure both with a roll pin, and turn out with a wrench.
After that, it'll come right out. The bolt handle can be tapped off of the rear of the bolt with a rubber mallet or piece of wood.
Clean all parts good and coat all threaded parts with anti-seize/choke tube lube when reassembling to make future break down easier.