How to Disassemble and Clean the Bolt of a Bergara B-14
One of the most common questions we receive is how to disassemble and clean the Bergara B14 rifle’s bolt.
To disassemble the bolt, first you will need to remove the bolt from the receiver by depressing the bolt release on the left side of the action. With the bolt release button held down, pull the bolt back. Once you have removed the bolt from the receiver, you will hold the bolt still and turn the shroud clockwise.
Insert a 1/16″ hex head wrench or similar sized pin in the slot under the bolt shroud, as seen in this example:
Turn the bolt counter clockwise and unscrew it off of the bolt shroud. Once it is unscrewed, slide the bolt body off of the firing pin. Using a cotton tip applicator clean the threads and sear engagement area of bolt body. Take bore solvent and apply it to a new cotton tip applicator, and swab the face of the bolt. Clean it until all of the residue is gone. You will then check the ejector to insure it is freely moving. Wipe down the firing pin spring, shroud, and bolt with bore cleaner/lubricant on a soft cotton patch. You are now ready for reassembly.
Before you reassemble, lubricate the threads of bolt shroud with anti-seize grease. To reassemble, insert the firing pin into the bolt body and turn clockwise, turning until it stops. You will then remove the 1/16” punch or pin that was inserted under the bolt shroud. Turn firing pin and bolt shroud back until it engages the first notch. The bolt is now reassembled.
It is necessary to perform a function test after reassembly. This is one of the most important steps of the reassembly process. Double check to be sure that the rifle’s chamber is empty. Raise then lower the bolt handle and check that the rear of the firing pin is protruding through the rear of the bolt shroud, this indicates that the rifle is cocked and ready to fire. Move the safety lever to the rearward position (Safe) and squeeze the trigger. The firing pin should not move. Then move the safety lever to the forward position (fire) and squeeze trigger, the firing pin should fall. You have now completed the cleaning and reassembly of you Bergara B14 rifle bolt. If you detect any form of malfunction during this critical function test please contact Bergara USA Customer Service immediately.
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