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About Benelligunny

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  • Birthday 11/11/1968

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    NC native, degrees in biology, wildlife and natural resource management and gunsmithing. Worked small shop gunsmithing in Alabama and NC. Currently a BenelliUSA gunsmith since 2000. I work on every make and model under the Benelli and Stoeger importation.
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    GUNS....is there anything else?
  1. Actually I have never seen this piece in any R1 before so I have no reference for it. Of all the gas systems I have replaced, none of them have any rubber dampeners in them. I would like to see a picture of what you're talking about. Is the rifle all original or have you changed barrel/calibers? Also info on ammo brand and cleaning you might have done.
  2. It probably is too short but if you find a local gunsmith that is good with custom fitting recoil pads and pad extensions it shouldn't be a problem. Quick cheap fix is to leave the factory pad on and put a 1" slip on pad over it to see if it fits you better. You should be able to find them at most gun stores or order online.
  3. There is not one but you can call CS and give them the item number and serial number of your gun and they will tell you.
  4. If the end of the recoil assembly is SS then no, there is no Loctite and it's just a nylon lock screw. If the end is blued then yes, it has Loctite and will have to be heated. If it is dusty red and cankered with rust, good luck, it should have been done a lot sooner.
  5. Just an FYI. All of the Benelli sights are threaded the same. Smallest (SBE, SBE II, M1, M2, M3), medium size (Vinci, S Vinci), largest (Nova, S Nova). Same thread on current Stoegers and Franchi's as well.
  6. Good pictures and stuff but why so overcomplicated on the reassembly? I've done countless Monte's and Legacy's but never anything like that. I can have one off, cleaned and back together in 10 minutes. Witness mark is not a good idea. The mag tube may be loose. Factory setting is that the mag tube be tightened until it stops.
  7. Yes, the thread is the same.
  8. One thing I haven't seen anyone write is about cleaning the bore. Benelli barrels have a tendency to lead up pretty bad and heavy leading will greatly effect accuracy. I have shown many people to use the Hoppes Tornado brush to remove lead, plastic fouling from the bore. Take the barrel off, start from the chamber end and scrub the **** out of it. Use it dry, without solvent. If you use solvent or oil it decreases the friction and won't work as well. No, it won't hurt the bore but it will give you a workout. I have a personal custom made 18" SBE Tactical barrel I made, cut off, no choke, M1/M4 style GR sight set up and use Fed 1oz rifled slugs. Still keeps them in a 6" at 100 but most shots I make with it when I hunt are under 50 yards. BTW, makes a **** of a fireball with 3 1/2" buckshot.
  9. Never seen a bore snake remove compacted lead.
  10. Haven't tried it but probably not. The corners of the Nova are rounded and the corners of the S Nova are squared off.
  11. My personal favorites are the handguns that are firing with the slides locked back. That being said...Tom Sizemore used an M3 in the movie HEAT. Drive in theatre scene. Think I'll go lower my IQ on watching the Raven Mocker Returns.
  12. I would have to think that something is wrong then. I have worked on many of these and never seen a broken locking head pin on an R1. Make sure it is for an R1 as they are different from the shotgun locking head pins. Check the number on the locking head and make sure it corresponds to the one on the barrel. There should be a plastic, forked looking block in the back of the receiver being held in by the trigger assembly that can be seen if you take the barrel off. Without this, the bolt can travel too far rearward and that may be the cause of the breakage. This is all guess work without seeing it but sounds like it could be serious. I'd think about letting Benelli take a look at it.
  13. Do you mean the firing pin retaining pin, the rubber o-ring on it or the locking head pin? Either one would be a rare failure. Being a .308, does it have the short action block installed in the back of the receiver?
  14. OK. Well that amount I would say is normal. It has to be larger than the plastic shims. I have some and that's about the way they look. I guess just chalk it up to the certain tolerances they have to make them to.
  15. Well the Legacy pad is a screw on so that rules that out. However, the side vented, pull out recoil pad of the Monte is interchangeable with any comfort pad as long as it's a 12ga. So yes, an SBEII pad will fit a Monte.
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