.....NO don't dry fire the gun......to get the bolt out or to let the bolt uncock just raise the bolt handle and then pull the trigger and hold it back and lower the bolt handle the firing pin will follow down and gently come to rest in the non cocked position and won't hit the chamber edge with any force.....this has worked on a bunch of the 52's I've had and was shown to me by a gunsmith......ONLY ON EMPTY CHAMBERS ....just in case..........I love my repo 52 Browning and have a real 52C also but have more fun with the new one cause I don't have to be so careful with it.....enjoy the gun and good luck and good shooting!!shawn1885 said:As I stated in an earlier post I too just purchased a NIB 52. The owners manual says to dry fire the gun to remove the bolt. I am assuming the gun was designed in such a way to not damage the firing pin or anything else? I believe your able to dry fire a Kimber rimfire too. Now I haven't removed the bolt yet. I thought I would check with everyone first.