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Posted: 9/17/2005 8:48:09 PM EDT
I have tried my best to get the darn thing out but it won't buge. Any tips?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:00:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 9:01:20 PM EDT by repub18]
have you knocked the pin out yet?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:40:35 PM EDT
LOL, yeah. I read the guide on how to remove a barrel and it says to grip it with pliers and tap it with a hammer but it just won't move. I lubed it up with clp and I'm going to let it sit over night. Hopefully that will help. If not do you have any other suggestions? Any special tools to use, etc...

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:49:24 PM EDT
Use a cleaner, Nitro Solvent or whatever you use to clean your weapon and spray it down. Mine always seem to wiggle out
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:55:40 PM EDT
Is CLP good enough or no?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 10:28:00 PM EDT
I use pliers and twist the tube around while pulling the tube back into the upper

That seems to be working for me..
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 10:32:19 PM EDT
Thanks, I'll try that.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:52:21 AM EDT
Even after soaking mine, I had to grab it with vice grips and tap them with a rubber mallet.

From now on, when ever I buy barrell parts, I but an extra gas tube or two because they are so cheap. I've never destroyed a gas tube but sooner or later I can envision crushing the gas tube while pulling it out.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:21:51 AM EDT
You guys have it all backwards. Gas tubes don't get stuck so much as they are hard to grip so clamp the gas tube in the vice and pull on the upper.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 2:13:37 PM EDT
I used a set of Sears RoboGrip pliers with the little rubber end caps, and it seemed to work pretty well, and didn't scrape up the tube. I suppose if you wanted to spend an extra few dollars, you could buy one of these Gas Tube Wrench and it may help.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:47:38 PM EDT
Well, I got the tube removed but I scraped up the tube. Will that affect how it functions? If it was that difficult to remove how hard will it be to reinstall?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:56:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 9:57:28 PM EDT by KnobCreek]

Originally Posted By ComputerGeekGunFreak:
Well, I got the tube removed but I scraped up the tube. Will that affect how it functions? If it was that difficult to remove how hard will it be to reinstall?

Thanks.




Scrapes on the exterior shouldn't affect anything. As long as there aren't any CRUSH wounds to the tube whereby gas flow can be affected, no problem. I always end up scraping mine a bit when I've removed them. JUST DON'T CRUSH THEM!!!!
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