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Posted: 8/29/2004 12:04:19 PM EST
I have a Colt MT6601, is there some magic on removing the buffer tube from the lower? I feel if I twist on it any harded it will break the lower.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:13:27 PM EST
get a bigger hammer?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:27:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
get a bigger hammer?



Yeah, I don't want to flatten the tube.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:15:16 PM EST
It might have had some LocTite applied to it. Which means you may need to heat it up.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:30:02 PM EST
it sounds like it could get ugly.......
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:51:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By CSUSB_Coyote:
I feel if I twist on it any harded it will break the lower.



What are you using for leverage? Or are you worried about breaking a forged aluminum lower with your bare hands?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:23:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By double_r76:

Originally Posted By CSUSB_Coyote:
I feel if I twist on it any harded it will break the lower.



What are you using for leverage? Or are you worried about breaking a forged aluminum lower with your bare hands?




I have the lower in a vice and on the tube a foot long set of vice grips that have rubber teeth.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:29:49 PM EST
OK, well, please dont get offended,

But are turning the tube the correct way, right to tighten, left to loosen, Just asking....

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:45:22 PM EST
Use a Craftsman strapwrench
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:51:34 PM EST
there should be a place on the end of the tube with two flat sides too it.......you should put that in the vise......then unscrew the upper.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:53:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By zander829:
there should be a place on the end of the tube with two flat sides too it.......you should put that in the vise......then unscrew the upper.



You mean the lower?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:02:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 5:03:11 PM EST by corwin1968]
I used a 1/2" wrench on the two flat areas at the end. After that it was just a matter of applying enough force over a long enough time. When the loctite finally broke it sounded almost like a .22.

I was also worried about bending something but I just put the lower on my leg, pushed forward on it with my left hand and twisted the wrench with my right.

It was a bitch but it came off.

ETA: Once the loctite broke a child could have unscrewed it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:03:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1shott:
OK, well, please dont get offended,

But are turning the tube the correct way, right to tighten, left to loosen, Just asking....





Righty, tighty. Lefty loosey. Got it. No offense taken.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:05:19 PM EST
sorry...yes i mean the lower.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:10:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I used a 1/2" wrench on the two flat areas at the end. After that it was just a matter of applying enough force over a long enough time. When the loctite finally broke it sounded almost like a .22.

I was also worried about bending something but I just put the lower on my leg, pushed forward on it with my left hand and twisted the wrench with my right.

It was a bitch but it came off.

ETA: Once the loctite broke a child could have unscrewed it.



Whew. That work. Thanks guys for all the input. Now I'll I need is for a few weeks to pass and a couple of UPS or Fedex deliveres.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:30:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By CSUSB_Coyote:

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I used a 1/2" wrench on the two flat areas at the end. After that it was just a matter of applying enough force over a long enough time. When the loctite finally broke it sounded almost like a .22.

I was also worried about bending something but I just put the lower on my leg, pushed forward on it with my left hand and twisted the wrench with my right.

It was a bitch but it came off.

ETA: Once the loctite broke a child could have unscrewed it.



Whew. That work. Thanks guys for all the input. Now I'll I need is for a few weeks to pass and a couple of UPS or Fedex deliveres.




Heck, if thought getting the buffer tube out was bitch, waiting for the UPS and Fed-EX trucks will be a REAL BITCH....
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