I just picked up a stevens 51 for my daughter, and I cannot figure out how to remove the bolt. There is no external release lever. I’ve pulled the trigger with the bolt retracted, and nothing. Any tips?
I just spent a few minutes at Numrich Arms website, looking at a schematic of the Model 51. Looks like there is something called a "Bolt Stop Screw" on the left side of the receiver near the rear end. I bet if you find that little jewel on your gun, and unscrew it, the bolt might come out. Kinda what Gary said in post #2!!I did. No luck
My safty is different ... you have the one that requires the action be removed from the stock and a screw removed (or maybe just loosened) to allow the bolt to slide out .I did. No luck
My safty is different ... you have the one that requires the action be removed from the stock and a screw removed (or maybe just loosened) to allow the bolt to slide out .
Remove the action and look for the screw ... should be easy to spot .
Mine is the newer re-designed model yours is the older design .
Having to remove the action just to remove the bolt was a pain ...but did allow for
I did. Thanks for the help. Sorry for the late reply. With a 1 year old and a 4 year old sometimes it’s hard to get to this kind of stuff. They’re obviously still too young for it, but at $250 (and with a $150 gift card) I couldn’t pass up buying it now. Thanks again for the help.BryMar ,
Did you ever get the bolt out of your Stevens model 51 ?
I'm sure your daughter will love it ... a bolt action single shot Western Auto was my first firearm and I will never forgrt the Christmas day my Dad gave it to me ... one of the best Christmasa's of my Life !