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Posted: 10/26/2006 7:32:33 PM EST
I have a colt I'm currently trying to take off the whole buttsock. I've got most of it apart except for the metal tube out of the receiver. Is that typically loc tighted in? What do I use to hold my lower receiver? Do I just get a piece of wood and stick it in my vice and then set the lower over the wood?

I'm a total newb when it comes to putting together and taking apart and stuff. Sorryl.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:38:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 7:45:09 PM EST by engineer2001]
It may be loctited in. You could try heating it up with a hairdryer then using a wrench on the nut that's on the buttstock end of the tube/extension.

I've never had to hold the lower in a vise for anything, but then again I've never had a stock loctited in either. I'd just warm it as much as I could (where the threads are at the tube/receiver union, by the way) with a hairdryer and pin it to a carpeted floor with my knee while torquing on the nut with a wrench that fits it, lefty-loosey.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:19:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 8:12:01 PM EST by JJREA]

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
It may be loctited in. You could try heating it up with a hairdryer then using a wrench on the nut that's on the buttstock end of the tube/extension.

I've never had to hold the lower in a vise for anything, but then again I've never had a stock loctited in either. I'd just warm it as much as I could (where the threads are at the tube/receiver union, by the way) with a hairdryer and pin it to a carpeted floor with my knee while torquing on the nut with a wrench that fits it, lefty-loosey.


Thanks, that makes complete sense and I'll try that. I appreciate it.


I got it off and made a swap I wanted to.!!!!!!!! That was fun.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:40:30 PM EST
Do you both have down synderome? Loctite? Are you high? Take it off with a crecent wrench.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 5:38:31 PM EST
IIRC, it's a 9/16 or 14mm.

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:27:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 8:05:45 PM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By usmckidd:
Do you both have down synderome? Loctite? Are you high? Take it off with a crecent wrench.


What a pleasant person. Proud "usmckidd" could chime in with all his/her wisdom. If he/she were an actual Team Member here, he/she could read the archives and see that some manufacturers use blue or even red loctite (the almost permanent unless you heat it kind) thread locker on the receiver extensions and/or castle nuts of stocks. If you try wringing something off with excess force that's been put on with red loctite, you'll do damage, most likely, especially with a big crescent wrench. The way to get it to turn loose easier is with heat to loosen the red loctite.
www.loctiteproducts.com/repairs.asp?qfid=5&Product=154

Based on at least one post in the archives about this same thing, more than one Colt Sporter owner has had this same problem, and heating it worked. They didn't see any signs of threadlocker afterwards, though. The OP got it off without your help, by the way, but thanks for playing anyway.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:16:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By usmckidd:
Do you both have down synderome? Loctite? Are you high? Take it off with a crecent wrench.


Berating someone for asking a legitimate question only makes you look like a fool yourself. Grow up and treat people with respect.hould
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