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Posted: 10/3/2004 2:36:57 PM EDT
I'm working on my Bushmaster complete lower receiver to take off the A2 stock and install my new Magpul 93A stock. After a trip to the hardware store, I finally found the proper screwdriver and got the stock assembly off. Now I have the full size A2 buffer tube and the darn thing won't budge! What can I do about this? I'm terrified that I'll damage the receiver and if it happens, I'm royally screwed, as it's a CA registered lower... A 5/8's wrench won't even make that buffer tube budge in the slightest!


What to do?

Please post ASAP

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:10:52 PM EDT
Use a blow torch and heat the recever extension 2" behind the receiver. Hit it with the flame and count to two then pull the flame away. You should smell a sweet smell of the loctite bond being broken. From there, it's just a simple twist on the back flats to unscrew the extension.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:11:40 PM EDT
It may have some thread locking compound on it.

Put your lower in a vise (well padded )

Use a Hair dryer to heat up the threaded end.

Use a wrench that FITS the nut end of the tube.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:17:27 PM EDT
Got it. I continued to use the wrench and pushed the receiver in the opposite direction. When it gave, it popped loudly then turned freely. That lock tite stuff works too well....

Thanks guys!

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:33:41 PM EDT
It is good when, WECSOGS works.
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