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Posted: 12/27/2003 4:19:55 PM EDT
I am changing out my stock on my new preban and I cannot get the extention tube, buffer tube whatever off.  Any ideas?  I have tried twisting and twisting but it won't budge.

Link Posted: 12/27/2003 4:22:19 PM EDT
Use a heat gun/torch on the receiver extention, not the lower receiver, to break the bond if Loctite was used.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 4:30:35 PM EDT
Being a preban , it might be loctited on ,
or just a bit rusty in the threads.
If it's a Car version , it MIGHT be staked on.
(look for "dimples" near the threaded end)

If its just tight , pad the lower in a vise ,
and put a piece of metal tubing over your wrench,
(for leverage).
Use a good wrench that FITS (not pliers or

Turn slowly (counterclockwise of course)
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:06:05 PM EDT
Well so much for doing it myself.  I don't have a vice or a heat gun so I will just call my local gun shop and see what they say.  

Thanks anyway.

Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:09:29 PM EDT
Actually it's aluminum and that don't rust.

And the heated part will expand so I would gently, let me say tah again, gently, apply heat the reciever, not the reciever extension, with a propane torch with one of those fan thingy's.  Have a friend apply "gentle but firm" torque to the extension while doing so.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:47:41 PM EDT
Well I am hardheaded, which turned out to be a good thing.  I applied some wd-40 and let it soak for a few minutes.  I then lay the receiver on the carpet and placed my knee on it and without much effort at all it come loose.

Thanks for all the help.

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