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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/6/2005 10:50:31 PM EDT
I suspect this has been answered a million trillion times before... apologies in advance. I want to disassemble an upper built with one of these pistol FF forends:



I realize the FSB will have to come off first (remove FH, drive the pins out of FSB, then tap off with a rubber hammer along with gas tube). After that, does the tubular part of the FF forend come off the barrel nut (say, with a strap wrench), or is the whole FF tube a one-piece assembly that comes off with a barrel wrench engaged in the barrel nut holes ? Any disassembly tips ?

When reassembling, should I Loctite the FF tube in place or lube with moly grease like a regular barrel nut?

Once again, sorry for what I'm sure is a common question.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:05:57 AM EDT
use a strap wrench and loc-tite if you feel the need
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:17:43 PM EDT
So, is this a 2-piece or a 1-piece unit ?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:38:04 PM EDT
usually a two piece if the barrel nut counts as one

but if its a one piece it would be taken off the same way and installed with moly
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:49:29 PM EDT
Thanks... I'll twist on it with a strap wrench and see what comes off .
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:00:05 PM EDT
go to Search, type in a Keyword of free float, for Field, search in
Subject, for Board pull down the AR15 forum, search as far back as your membership
allows. There's an absolute gold mine of free float how-to's.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 3:10:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dablues:
go to Search, type in a Keyword of free float, for Field, search in
Subject, for Board pull down the AR15 forum, search as far back as your membership
allows. There's an absolute gold mine of free float how-to's.



Being a veteran ARCOMmer, this is the first place I went. However, most all of the content was oriented towards the various "rail" type tubes, rather than the older/simpler units like mine. I was hoping someone could give me a clear and definitive answer as to whether the pistol tube shown above is a 2-piece that will come apart, or a 1-piece... preferably BEFORE I started wrenching on it. I guess nobody here uses these plain vanilla FF tubes anymore .
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:12:06 PM EDT
Two pieces. Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:54:26 PM EDT
Perfect... I like simple answers.
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