You sure can!
Oh yah, you can make one of the new ones as slick as a hot knife cutting through butter :wink:
I'm going to, nope, don't do no asumptin. OK, open the lever until the bolt is even with the REAR of the EJECTION port. Now remove the screw that holds the lever. Where it hinges. Now slide the lever straight down and out. The bolt will slide out, watch out you don't lose the little ejector spring when the bolt is out. It sets on the solid side of the reciever in a slot with a hole that the tab of the spring sets in.
You'll want to take off the stock and forearm, a few screws will cover that. Next remove the trigger assembly. Now take out the flapper on the loading gate. This is always razor sharp and needs some serious stoning so it don't mar up all the brass when you stuff em in the side.
Now for the good stuff. Get some Clover lapping compound from a hardware store or auto supply store. Cover the bolt in a good film of the stuff and start putting the working parts back together. Cycle the action about 500 or so times. Note-This gets REAL messy so don't do it on the Missus white linen tablecloth :grin:
Then take er all apart again and CLEAN in solvent. Hoppes No 9 will do if you don't have anything else. You'll have to take the bolt all apart inclusive of the firing pin group to get everything cleaned proper. Keep in mind that lapping compound is diamond abrasive, so if you don't get it ALL out, well, it will be slick at first, but sloppy soon after.
I've only had one rifle that required another 500 or so cycles with the compound, but you make the call. This treatment will make that lever cranker work with yer pinky, ya'll are gonna LOVE it!