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Posted: 9/18/2005 5:07:08 AM EDT
How hard should i have to push to get the lower handguard retaining lever back into locked position? Hand tight? Hammer tight? It seems like i need to pound on it with a hammer. I'm afraid i'm going to break it off. That happend to this same rifle removing the handuard before. There any tricks or advice someone could give me?

I'm trying to put the factory furniture back on an sa85. Thanks,

Stone
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:39:00 AM EDT
If it gets paint in it, they can be a bear. Try using some solvent (acetone) on it if it has the original finish. Just working it back and forth with some solvent in the cracks is about the only way I have been able to get them free again. Be sure to lube immediately after getting it free to keep the paint from sticking.

If it has one of the super paints on it, good luck! Try using a generaously added good lube in place of the solvent and pray.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:26:52 AM EDT
All I can say is do not force the retainer. You will hate yourself when you are coming back here asking where you can get a new piece and how to install it. It shouldn't be very difficult to move.
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