OK folks, I haven't shot my mini in a a very long time but the shooting challenge got me fired up so I finally got it out of the safe and even changed out the wood stock for a Hogue. I cleaned it and couldn't get the bolt out for love or money. I have a whole lotta glass on top which may explain why I can't get the forearm off as well. The bolt was always finicky but I don't remember it being this much of a PITA. Looking for tips & tricks. (Everything short of bigger hammer approach ) PS: Ruger has very good tech tip videos but the bolt ALWAYS goes in on the very first try. Another guy on YouTube had that happen and called it a "Miracle."