I justed wanted to be sure about the coking piece did not want to take any chances in destroying it. I couldn't even get it off by use of a hammer and block of wood so I eventually took it to my smaller 6-Ton press and it only took a little bit of pressure from the press and wham O it came off. On top of that I am not sure when the last time this gun was ever cleaned. It was given to me by inheritance from my Grandfather and I don't think he ever shot it. So who knows. but hey now I can finish cleaning and lubing it and hopefully get to shoot it this Summer.