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Posted: 3/18/2006 10:05:49 AM EST
I am looking to replace it with a railed one....I have already replaced the sight block.

I have the vice, action block, and ar-15 armorers wrench.

What esle do I need? Strap wrench? pipe wrench?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:12:56 PM EST
If it is two-piece, you'll probably need a strap wrench to unscrew the tube from the barrel nut.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:15:55 PM EST
i got the strap wrench but now the thing won't budge. any ideas? tried heat. turn counter clockwise if looking at the muzzle right?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:21:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 2:22:15 PM EST by M4Madness]
If you are looking at it from the front, yes, the tube unscrews counter-clockwise. Is it a two-piece tube, meaning that the tube itself will unscrew, leaving the rear section to secure the barrel to the upper?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:25:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 2:27:37 PM EST by CQToverVmatch]
Thats what it looks like. It is a factory free float from BM.

from Bushy site:
These V Match competition handguards screw directly onto your upper receiver replacing the standard handguards, barrel nut and handguard cap. The hard anodized finished aluminum assembly fits over standard and match profile barrels - allowing your barrel to “free float” for optimum accuracy (installation requires removal of sight base) V Match handguards can't be used on Dissipator barrels.

maybe one piece?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:30:13 PM EST
If they are one-piece, you'll need to remove the gas tube and either use an armorer's wrench in the holes in the rear or a strap wrench on the whole thing.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:36:19 PM EST
ok...i have the armorers wrench... how does it fit on the handgaurd?

i have this wrench...

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:50:06 PM EST
The other side of that wrench should have 3 prongs. These prongs will fit in 3 of the holes in the rear of the tube. I don't know how much clearance you have between the tube and upper receiver -- that particular wrench may not fit in there. If it doesn't, you'll either need to use a thinner wrench or continue on with the strap wrench.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:50:41 PM EST
I just went through the same deal, and broke a strap wrench trying. Ended up dremmeling through it to lossen it up.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:52:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 3:34:25 PM EST by CQToverVmatch]
stove_pipe...did you find lock-tite in there?

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