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Posted: 9/15/2004 11:20:16 AM EST
I have an armalite m15A4 carbine which I would like to equip with a collapsible stock. I am running into a very stubborn screw on the top portion of the butt. The one that holds the sling in place went easy, but I suspect the top one has loctite on it. Any advice?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:35:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 11:35:52 AM EST by Zak-Smith]
If it has locktite, you need to apply heat.

I've done this two ways.

1. For a large screw, put the clean tip of a soldering iron on it until it heats up. It should unscrew easily.

2. If you don't mind heating up a lot more, use a heat gun.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:43:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zak-Smith:
If it has locktite, you need to apply heat.

I've done this two ways.

1. For a large screw, put the clean tip of a soldering iron on it until it heats up. It should unscrew easily.

2. If you don't mind heating up a lot more, use a heat gun.



Agree 100% also use a 'gunsmith' screwdriver instead of a regular tapered one. A gunsmith on is more squared get a better bit on the screw and isn't tapered which will mess up the screw head. You can get a cheap screwdriver and tip set from Wally World for about $15 in comes in a blue case.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:09:20 PM EST
10-4 on the heat I will try that.

I do have a smith set of drivers from Brownells, so I have that covered. Thanks for the ideas guys.
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