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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:48 pm 
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I have a Benjamin Maximus and the bolt handle broke off. I'm looking for help on how to change it as I'm new to PCP's and haven't had one apart. I could send it in under warranty but they tell me about three months to get it back and I don't want to wait. I'm sure someone on there should be able to guide me through it. Thanks in advance...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:11 pm 
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Broke off right at the bolt I presume? Believe it to be most likely that it's threaded in...nothing left to grab hold of easily?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:45 pm 
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They're threaded in.

8-32 thread so you can make a replacement bolt handle for the time being or buy a stainless bolt.

Chances are you don't got a .50 hex key to take the breech off. If theres a little nut left might be able to get a set of vise grips onto. Or you might need to drill the center out a wee bit and hammer in a Torx bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:44 pm 
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I have the Allen key but I've never taken one apart. Yes it broke off even and I'm pretty sure once I have the bolt in my hand getting the piece out won't be a problem. I ordered a replacement bolt and handle today from Canada shooters supply. He told me if it doesn't work he will take it back so now just to take it apart.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:13 pm 
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Let me check if I have a spare left handed drill bit. If I do, I'll ship it to you free of charge. If you center punch what's left of the handle, then drill the bolt handle thread with a left handed drill, it may thread itself out when the bit bites. If it doesn't, you'll need to use an extractor. I'll check for that as well. Not sure I have them that small at home.

I won't be home until tomorrow. So, give me 24hrs...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:20 am 
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Thank you everyone that helped me figure out how to replace the bolt in my Maximus. It's all back together after a few choice words trying to get the breach screw out. I put the long probe bolt in and tomorrow I'm going to Chrony and see if there is any difference. I only went to the long probe because that's what was available.


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