Remove Butt Plate. The shotgun forums suggested using a shoestring to pry it out. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I had the gunsmith tear it down and clean it, he test fired it and could find nothing wrong. Protect the receiver to eliminate damage. Nice Ralph. The Montefeltro has an attractive satin finished stock and graceful forend. Here is what you can do, check all of your shells if you are experiencing cycling issue's after the above described maintainence. The M1's in particular respond very well to even just a little love, but I can attest-- we Benelli M1 owners have got to access that recoil tube and spring and do as the Man remarkable says; it'll help keep your gun working hard for thousands of rounds-- which mine has experienced-- I have had tremendous luck with my M1 Super 90 after working it hard for 12 seasons, letting it get beat up in duck boats, muddy fields, ice, you name it. 100% with over 1,000 light target loads. The drops and league magic were done. Remove you barrel from the reciever. When reassembling the gun it would be helpful to install your trigger assembly, this will make the alignment of the stock easier. I’m sure everyone knows how to “field strip” your gun, I will not cover this however I will add what may be of value from my experience. Model Number: 10865 You will know when your spring needs to be replaced when the bolt assembly does not rotate to the closed position after shooting the first shell, when your gun is properly maintained. 1. The big discovery has been shells that are swelled or slightly out of tolerance. Upload or insert images from URL. Your email address will not be published. I had the same thing happen to my m2, take the bolt out and sand down slightly the stub that is in that slot at the front of the receiver, it is finished in nickel and part of the silver bolt head. SBE 1 & 2, M1, M2 & Montefeltro Cycling Issue's (NEW INFORMATION). Here is a direct quote from Benelli USA: “ I will tell you up front that you will not find an M2 that shoots a 50/50 pattern. Thanks again, remarkable! My experience with the Montefeltro was not positive. I replace the recoil spring with Wolff 25% extra power spring. The bolt assembly should be kept clean. Item Number Stock Finish ... Montefeltro Silver Featherweight. I don’t shoot much anymore. Currently I have over 1,000 rounds through the Benelli, primarily Remington Gun Club #7.5. Weight: 5.6 lbs This will require a 17mm closed end wrench. Removing the Butt Plate requires a thin shaft Philips screwdriver with a number #2 head. Display as a link instead, × It may not have engraving or gold inlay, but that classic walnut and blued steel look is pretty enough that I worry about keeping it looking as good as it does. An impressive final score of 19 that first round, but only a 16 on the next. Per the Benelli website, since 1967. I’m short armed and the gun felt good in the store, but not on the course. P.S. I shot it a few times and for me it had a significant amount of felt recoil compared to my Beretta AL391's and A303's. Anytime you wanna try it out again just let me know. Accuracy: * * * * * dmcpeak, Find out more. My experience with the factory recoil spring has been less than desired. It may be time to replace the recoil spring. I am using factory field loads in it. The recoil spring should be cleaned as well. But I quickly became frustrated. Synthetic will minimize congeal at low temps. I’m not getting any younger and figured a 20 gauge would work well for me into my 80’s. My experience with Benelli Autoloaders is quite extensive.