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Novice Question on Magazine capacity


DCT-CX
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Hello,

 

I am a rookie to Shotguns (mostly handgun experience). I recently purchased a Benneli Nova Pump. It would appear that the plastic rod that limits magazine capacity to 2 rounds is indeed installed as the manual indicates. I must be dense as it's just not obvious to me how to go about removing it (Yes, I have the manual in front of me). So I have some very basic questions and hopeful you guys will bear with me and set me straight! :-)

 

I have removed the barrel .. and from here it's all down hill. Step 3 in the directions indicates sticking a screwdriver inside and holding the spring & retainer in place. In my case I believe this is the red "+" shaped spring loaded plug that presses up against a black piece of metal that sits ~1/3" from the end of the magazine tube.

 

This black metal piece, which I think is the retainer ring seems to be my problem (if I'm not already off in the weeds). I'm having a bugger of a time getting my pliers to take hold of the two tiny holes (which I think I need to use to compress and remove the ring). Perhaps I just need to go buy some really small needle nose pliers ... but how much pressure should this require?

 

Thanks,

 

DT

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The ring is designed to be removed with the aid of snap ring pliers. You can get them at hardware stores, home centers, auto stores, etc.

 

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You can also remove the ring by inserting a screwdriver or other tool into the hole in the center and prying it up on one side, then the other.

 

CAUTION: The spring under the cap is compressed. Do not stand over the thing while removing the cap.

You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

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Yeah, needle nose pliers would work best here. But as stated earlier, the retainer cap can be gently pryed out with a screwdriver. Not too much pressure is needed to release the tension. Either way, just keep a screwdriver centered/placed firmly on the plug/in the middle of the spring so that, when the retainer cap is released, the spring wont come flying out. Ive found that a thick, flathead screwdriver works best for this.

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