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Posted: 5/11/2004 10:13:41 PM EST
The question:

Why does everyone make such a big deal of removing the taper pins and the sight base? I installed a free float foreend for the first time tonight, a Daniel Defense 12.0(thanks Prideboss). I used an old nail set with a concave tip and an 8oz brass hammer. It took no more than 4 strikes of the hammer per pin. The barrel is a new Colt 1:7 preban HBAR. Easy as pie

PS the Daniel Defense foreends are a work of art.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 10:54:15 PM EST
Some pins are way more difficult than yours was. You had it easy.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 11:48:44 PM EST
I have a BM barrel that (I think) is impossible to take those pins out. It wears a M4 RAS for that reason. I did my DPMS and RRA barrels pretty easy like yours too.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:22:40 AM EST
I just did two Olympic barrels, and I needed several really good whack with a 1lb hammer...an 8oz brass hammer woudn't have budged 'em.

some are tighter than others (hmmm...sorta sounds like something else lol). My Model 1 rifles were really easy.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:53:12 AM EST
Definitely ARMOR LEVEL activity ONLY!

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:55:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:02:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 1:46:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 5:11:47 PM EST
I will say that I shot a lot of Breakfree CLP onto the pins before I left for work the day I planned on removing the FSB. It had a whole day while I was away to creep into the pins and then I shot some more CLP onto the pins when I got home. I used the foam cushion on the inside of my Starlight case as a work surface since I didn't want to walk through the rain to my shop.
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