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 Removing stock for new end plate??
leoismydog  [Member]
7/25/2008 5:57:11 AM EST
I've got a new end plate for a sling attachment and i need to remove the stock, change the but plate and reinstall stock.
Fisrt question. The stake job on it looks marginal to me, How do i "unstake it to remove the stock, and is it a good enough stake job when i reinstall the stock?
Sould i use lock tight also? Can i just unscrew the nut, wont it scar it? Should i replace the nut also?
Any hints tips etc?
Pic of the current stack job


Thanks
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MUZZLDR03  [Member]
7/25/2008 7:03:56 AM EST
I have never staked any of mine and never had one come loose either.. Are you sure that it is staked?
leoismydog  [Member]
7/25/2008 1:31:56 PM EST
Yea its staked Just barely its at the botton edge of the nut. It looks a little discolored in the picture, cant really see the smached part of the metal. As i said its barely staked in my opinion.
micah360  [Member]
7/25/2008 1:42:56 PM EST
you should be able to turn that off I'd think.
Powder_Burns  [Member]
7/25/2008 3:57:07 PM EST
Muscle through it the metal should give. For the next plate, don't stake it. Its not necessary. Please show me one instance where a buffer tube came unscrewed and fell off a rifle. Just one instance!
leoismydog  [Member]
7/25/2008 3:59:27 PM EST
Yea there should be no problem removing the nut, just wanted some opinions as to the staking or lack there of. I will pull it off in the AM and install my new sling.
QUIB  [Moderator]
7/25/2008 4:01:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Powder_Burns:
Muscle through it the metal should give. For the next plate, don't stake it. Its not necessary. Please show me one instance where a buffer tube came unscrewed and fell off a rifle. Just one instance!



Unscrew? Not likely.

Loosen? Yes.

I use Blue Loctite or staking. It’s cheap n’ easy insurance.
SSN_Doc  [Member]
7/26/2008 3:41:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By QUIB:

Originally Posted By Powder_Burns:
Muscle through it the metal should give. For the next plate, don't stake it. Its not necessary. Please show me one instance where a buffer tube came unscrewed and fell off a rifle. Just one instance!



Unscrew? Not likely.

Loosen? Yes.

I use Blue Loctite or staking. It’s cheap n’ easy insurance.


Ditto. I had one loosen during a match and my stock was turning slightly by the end of the leg. I now stake them all.

For what it's worth the plate in the picture is staked on the wrong side of the notch to keep it from backing off. You should have no problem turning the nut past that with a wrench.

The nut should be fine to reuse, as the plate is the part that takes the hit when staking.
leoismydog  [Member]
7/26/2008 8:57:50 AM EST
Great thanks for the info guys, it on the list for today.
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