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Posted: 1/16/2006 8:36:47 PM EDT
Trying different furniture on my AKs...basically wasting time. When I started to remove the buttstock from my Arsenal SA M-7 Carbine, I had a hell of a time. Never did get it off. Any tricks you fellas use?

Thanks.

Bud
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:37:22 PM EDT
leave it alone :P
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:40:49 PM EDT
Brute force, back and forth, side to side, it'll come off ...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:44:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:04:12 PM EDT
make SURE you remove all the screws.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:26:48 AM EDT
I have used Templar's method with success.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:41:57 AM EDT
+1 on screw removal. Take off the cover and check for ALL screws. (Not that I have ever done this )
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:17:53 AM EDT
I've used a rubber mallet,just whack the butt side to side and bottom and top.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:36:47 AM EDT
I only change my furniture when I have to cut it because I got my finger stuck in the hole in the buttstock!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:16:53 AM EDT
That side to side movement is a no no unless you are very careful. The rear trunnion tang will end up breakin' the buttstock on either side of the channel that the tang fits into. Seen lots of stocks screwed because of this so be very careful.Madtechcool
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:09:18 AM EDT
I bought a rubber mallet at wal-mart (if you don't have one, get one anyway), set it on my lap, spent about an hour hitting the end of the buttstock in a slanted direction, hit on one side for about a minute, turn it over do the same thing with the other side, once it starts to "pop" free, it's all down hill from there. The key is getting it to pop free, otherwise you're not pulling it off.

-mark
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:13:54 AM EDT


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:29:53 AM EDT
The above pics show basically how I did mine.

Except, I slammed the entire thing down on the edge of my workbench instead of hitting it with a hammer.

You're right...That sucker is in there good...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:01:12 AM EDT
Laundry bag tehnique...

Fill a laundry bag or duffel bag w/ dirty laundry

Unload AK.
Field strip.
Remove 2 screws.

Beat buttstock on laundry bag, a bed or couch cousion will work just don't let the wife see you.
Grasp by barrel and use an overhead chopping swing. Hit all 4 sides of buttstock on dirty laundry bag. You should here a loud slapping sound if you are doing it right. Stock will wiggle off.

I've also mounted guns in a padded vice and hit the buttstock on all 4 sides with a rubber mallet. Works good too.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:46:00 AM EDT
Do not forget to swear like hell! It helps..
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:35:54 PM EDT
The dowel method works best.Done in a matter of seconds even with the stubborn ones.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:57:53 PM EDT
My PSL was that way...thankfully I only had to do it once. My Cetme was ten times tighter and I have to do it every time I shoot it.

I ended up resting the receiver between my knees and using the hammer and plastic punch method. Took a long time, but worked.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:09:04 PM EDT
+1 on leave it alone
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:09:02 PM EDT

Beat buttstock on laundry bag, a bed or couch cousion will work just don't let the wife see you.
Grasp by barrel and use an overhead chopping swing. Hit all 4 sides of buttstock on dirty laundry bag. You should here a loud slapping sound if you are doing it right. Stock will wiggle off.



I don't know what's funnier, picturing the overhead chop or thinking that you've actually done it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:28:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jicky:
Do not forget to swear like hell! It helps..



Yeah, I did that! My wife was after me to "stop cussing!"

Thanks for the tips, guys.
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