Originally Posted by mountainman13
The problem was that the bolt was retained on cocking
by a small threaded bolt(I will call it a screw for clarity) that fit in a groove in the bolt body. I guess it would be possible to shear the screw if you really tried. More likely is one got loose, fell out, and caused some lawyer happy guy to break a tooth resulting in law suit(s).
I have owned two of those guns, one of which I removed the existing retaining screw/bolt, drilled and tapped it larger and replaced it with one that would be dang near impossible to shear off and applied thread lock to make sure it stayed in. The entire process took about ten minutes and I have used the gun for years. It is my designated snake gun, and it works fine. You can usually pick these guns up for $75.00 in excellent condition. They won't win you any brownie point with the Benelli bunch, but they are perfectly functional shotguns and have a certain shabby chic draw for me. One of them is loaded and just out of my reach right now.
Forget buying a stock, just keep your eyes open at gun shows and don't pay more than $75.00 for the whole gun.