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Posted: 10/25/2013 11:24:15 AM EST
Factory pistol lower from rock river. No castle nut. How can I get it off without destroying it?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:25:55 AM EST
Twist it counter-clockwise until it threads off?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:56:36 AM EST
I don't know about their pistols, but I have removed a couple of their carbine buffer tubes. It wasn't easy. They use some kind of thread locker or glue on the threads. It is going to take quite a bit of force. Support the receiver properly or you'll likely break it.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 12:05:12 PM EST
heat gun it first.
came off easy after that.
they tend to use blue locktite.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 1:41:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 1:42:52 PM EST by Yelpers]
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Originally Posted By Andrewh:
heat gun it first.
came off easy after that.
they tend to use blue locktite.
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They use red and a heat gun to over 400 degrees will do it. Won't harm anything, remove the handgrip, though, before heating.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 8:46:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2013 8:48:27 AM EST by BNZ]
Use the "strap wrench"- I used one w/ the bike chain. Make sure you wrap your tube around w/ wet cloth so it doesn't get damage then tighten the chain. Tube was very on tight. And make sure you turn counter clockwise though. I asked the same question to RRA tech, and he told me to do the above,

BTW, I didn't use heat gun and didn't use vise (nice to have) either.
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