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Posted: 9/30/2005 6:27:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 4:00:13 PM EDT by jadams951]
Taking the old factory stock off to put a magpul m93B on it. Got the two screws out of the rear of the stock and the stock removed. But I can not get this darn tube off to save my life. I'm assuming it's just screwed in correct?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:50:37 PM EDT
Did you check to see if its staked?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:51:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Did you check to see if its staked?



and where would I check to see if that was the case?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:42:52 PM EDT
On the castle nut and threads.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:55:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 8:16:02 PM EDT by jadams951]
This sucker does not have a castle nut. It's an old A2 stock.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait until I get home and get to a vise so I can put the lower in and muscle the darn thing loose.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:13:36 PM EDT
probably loctite..heat it up !!!!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:34:39 AM EDT
I had the same problem, couldn't get my buffer tube off. I finally got it off by putting the nut on the end of the buffer tube into a vise and a piece of wood through the mag well, and cranked it off with a lot of force. Hope this helps out.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:37:41 AM EDT
Plasma cutter or tannerite.

Heat it up a bit and it should unscrew easily enough. My guess would also be loctite.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:01:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:10:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By exocet:
probably loctite..heat it up !!!!



Can a hot air hair dryer do the heating up job just fine?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:25:52 AM EDT
propane torch, wont take much to get the loctite loose.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:21:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
propane torch, wont take much to get the loctite loose.



I ain't got no propane torch.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:27:55 AM EDT
lighter, work your way around. does not take much to break it down.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:40:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 6:49:26 AM EDT by jadams951]
I give up for now. THis thing is pissing me off way too bad and I think the GF is getting a bit scared and I'm about to bash the hell out of it with a hammer.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:57:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:32:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
do you have a vise ?



Yes, at my place, but I won't be back there until late tomorrow.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:59:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jadams951:

Originally Posted By Tweak:
do you have a vise ?



Yes, at my place, but I won't be back there until late tomorrow.



Appears you will be doing it late tomorrow...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:26:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
got a vise?





Hundreds....
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:00:54 PM EDT
HAHA...finally got it off...amazing what you can do w/ the proper tools.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:29:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:36:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Hundreds....





jadams and any one else wondering,

Rifle LREs are easy to remove if you clamp the wrench flats on the end of the tube into a bench vise. Trying to turn the tube with a wrench usually results in rounding the flats exaggerated by the difficulting in firmly securing the lower. Clamp the tube then turn the lower with the pistol grip.



I noticed there was a squared off area where the stock screw threaded into the back end of the buffer tube. I took a 12" wrench on that squared off portion, held the lower between my legs with the grip as the way of keeping it from turning(too much anyways), and cranked that wrench down.

Damn magpul stock went on very easy after that.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:52:38 PM EDT
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