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 Remove the Snap ring without pliers!
Collin  [Member]
11/12/2006 4:03:23 PM EST
Sometimes, one needs to install or remove the snapring on the barrel nut. This method should work for either way.

Well, today I needed to do that. Here's what I did.

1. Found a pair of punches that fit in the holes on the snap ring

2. Inserted the punches into the holes

3. Slid a dowel rod inbetween the punches

4. Used dowel rod as a fulcrum point

5. Pushed the tops of the punches together like I was using chopsticks

6. Opened up the snap ring!
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LegionPrime  [Member]
11/12/2006 4:42:28 PM EST
Awesome, I'll have to remember that
ArimoDave  [Member]
11/12/2006 4:53:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Collin:
Sometimes, one needs to install or remove the snapring on the barrel nut. This method should work for either way.

Well, today I needed to do that. Here's what I did.

1. Found a pair of punches that fit in the holes on the snap ring

2. Inserted the punches into the holes

3. Slid a dowel rod inbetween the punches

4. Used dowel rod as a fulcrum point

5. Pushed the tops of the punches together like I was using chopsticks

6. Opened up the snap ring!




And the man invents snap ring pliers!

Just joking around.

Nice way of improvising.


Dave.
hunter121  [Member]
11/12/2006 6:50:10 PM EST
Hmmmm.....I just used my dremel. Hunter121
infsqdldr  [Team Member]
11/14/2006 4:52:02 AM EST
i just back it out of the groove with a screwdriver. itll release the tension and allow removal of handguards/barrel nut.
eye_spy  [Team Member]
11/14/2006 5:18:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
i just back it out of the groove with a screwdriver. itll release the tension and allow removal of handguards/barrel nut.


Yup. Simple as that.
Collin  [Member]
11/14/2006 7:13:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
i just back it out of the groove with a screwdriver. itll release the tension and allow removal of handguards/barrel nut.


Doesn't work if you need to intall a snap ring, my method does.
BigGeorgeC  [Member]
11/14/2006 7:20:14 AM EST
Bro! MacGyver has nothing on you

For his next trick, watch Collin build a supressor out of a cocoanut shell, a paper clip, a tube of Preparation H, and a diseased yak!
Collin  [Member]
11/14/2006 7:32:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By BigGeorgeC:
Bro! MacGyver has nothing on you

For his next trick, watch Collin build a supressor out of a cocoanut shell, a paper clip, a tube of Preparation H, and a diseased yak!


You are way behind, that was so last summer.
SHIPSNIPE1  [Member]
11/14/2006 9:46:22 AM EST
Snap ring removal:

2 pcs. of wire + hacksaw frame.

Figure it out.
jim  [Member]
11/14/2006 7:21:57 PM EST
needle nose pliers or the screwdriver way. reinstall with nn pliers.
screw it. take the money you saved on the correct tool and buy a free float tube you deserve it "mister alternate tool user maker"
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