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Old 01-22-2010, 07:43 AM
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Bolt removal - Stevens model 66


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Attempting to remove the bolt on a model 66 (not 66A or 66B) has me completely baffeled. The mag tube is connected to the bottom of the bolt by an aluminum block that allows the mag tube to move in unison with the bolt. I have no idea what Stevens was thinking when they designed this mechanism. The only screws I see that may have any possible connection to the way the block is attached are the screws that are visable from the top of the bolt that obviously hold the extractors and their springs. Probably not a good idea to remove them as it appears the extractors and spring could not be put back into place unless the bolt was out of the gun. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-22-2010, 08:40 AM
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I can find nothing in my extensive collection of firearms manuals to help you with removal of that bolt. I wonder if it's just a matter of twist, pull, push, turn upside-down, etc. like a Colt 1911. Imagine handing one of those to someone who doesn't know the drill and telling them to make pieces out of it. That would be fun to watch. Hopefully someone who knows exactly how to remove your bolt will surface.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:12 AM
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I can find nothing in my extensive collection of firearms manuals to help you with removal of that bolt. I wonder if it's just a matter of twist, pull, push, turn upside-down, etc. like a Colt 1911. Imagine handing one of those to someone who doesn't know the drill and telling them to make pieces out of it. That would be fun to watch. Hopefully someone who knows exactly how to remove your bolt will surface.
I'm relatively mechanically inclined and have disassembled quite a few firearms - some that I wished that I had not! Any way, this bugger has an aluminum connecting block mounted to the bottom of the bolt that the mag tube goes into. There is no way to remove the bolt without disconnecting the aluminum block from the bolt. I've taken out every possible pin but to no avail. Really scratching my head on this one. Unfortunately Savage no longer has any of the drawings for the older Stevens models. I've checked with two old gunsmiths and neither of them have seen one of these rigs before and don't have a clue how to do the disconnect.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:30 AM
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when the bolt is slid to the rear, pull the trigger and continue sliding the bolt to the rear. the entire bolt mechanism will slide gently out. no need to remove any hardware on the rifle.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:34 PM
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when the bolt is slid to the rear, pull the trigger and continue sliding the bolt to the rear. the entire bolt mechanism will slide gently out. no need to remove any hardware on the rifle.
Bruce,
You are correct on a 66B but on this model 66 there is no way to remove the bolt without disconnecting the aluminum block from the bolt.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:24 AM
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model 66 barrel removal

You have to remove the barrel from the receiver and then the bolt can be removed
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:11 PM
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Model 66 dissasembly

Greetings.

I've had a Stevens rifle that matches your description for over 35 years. I bought it at a gun show for $30. The only numbers I can find on it is a circle with "20" in the circle. It's original color was plumb brown. This IS a .22 bolt action with a tube feeder and "fixed" sights.

It's a great shooter, but was in storage for several years and got nasty. I've started to do a complete disassembly, but have run into the same problem as you. Did you get yours apart? I'm trying to drive the pin out of the block under the receiver/bolt, but can't get it out!

I hope you had luck. and if so would you mind sharing how.

Thanks


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Old 12-02-2010, 08:47 PM
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I know how!!!!

Once you remove the pins and the firing pin/inner section of the bolt, bolt will be gutted now, slide a small screwdriver in the pin hole at the back of the bolt. Turn counter-clockwise. Mine originally was very tight. The rear section of the bolt will unthread under the bolt handle. The aluminum block will be left in the receiver. Had that out once long ago and cant remember how to remove. I didn't seperate the barrel from the receiver I remember that.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:32 PM
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Once you remove the pins and the firing pin/inner section of the bolt, bolt will be gutted now, slide a small screwdriver in the pin hole at the back of the bolt. Turn counter-clockwise. Mine originally was very tight. The rear section of the bolt will unthread under the bolt handle. The aluminum block will be left in the receiver. Had that out once long ago and cant remember how to remove. I didn't seperate the barrel from the receiver I remember that.
Once the bolt and bolt handle are removed the magazine tube can be unthreaded from the block for removal. A nylon mallet and wooden dowel can remove the dove tailed mounts.

Does anyone have a good schematic for the Model 66. I myself have been working on a refinish project and its been so long now I'm a little fuzzy how it all goes back together.
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