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Posted: 8/22/2004 3:44:25 PM EST
can someone please give me a link or some help. i searched the www and theres nothing out there............tia
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:17:57 PM EST
If it is an A1/A2 butstock, things are pretty simple. Unscrew the top screw on the end of the stock. The stock itself should come right off at this point. Now take a 5/8 inch open end wrench and unscrew the buffer tube. You probably want to have the upper and lower seperated at this point. While unscrewing the buffer tube, hold the buffer retainer pin in with your thumb. If you don't, it will most likely fly up and out when the buffer tube is unscrewed and you will have to search for it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:22:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:26:52 AM EST
Any info on how many pounds of torque it needs to get the buffer tube off? Was trying to replace my A2 with a RRA entry butstock and am having a VERY difficult time getting the buffer tube out. Got a feeling it was locktited in place, but, I could be wrong. Any ideas on my problem?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:46:50 AM EST
Army manual says to put it on use 35-39 ft-lb so maybe to take it off would be close to that.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:50:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By lithgow303:
Any info on how many pounds of torque it needs to get the buffer tube off? Was trying to replace my A2 with a RRA entry butstock and am having a VERY difficult time getting the buffer tube out. Got a feeling it was locktited in place, but, I could be wrong. Any ideas on my problem?



Have you tried liquid wrench or heating the tube to take it off.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:42:18 PM EST
no. What is the best way of heating the buffer tube/reciever extension without damaging the reciever?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 2:12:05 PM EST
im trying to take the top screw out and its in there really good. ive used my biggest screwdriver and the screw head is begining to get munged up. any tricks to getting this sucker out?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:14:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 6:15:07 AM EST by Texas_Sig]
I had this problem when I swapped my standard stock out for a VLTOR.

I was able to easily separate the stock/tube assembly from the lower receiver, but I had problems separating the buffer tube from the stock.

Since I didn't want to take a big wrench to the buffer tube and screw up the threads, here's what I did:

First, I put some CLP on the big screw on the back of the buttstock, and let it set for a few mintues.

Then, I reinstalled the stock/tube assembly back onto my lower receiver.

Then I put the front of the lower receiver on the ground (with the buttstock facing straight up) and applied downward pressure on both the receiver and the screwdriver when I tried to unscrew the buttstock from the buffer tube. I think I also held the buttstock/receiver joint so that it wouldn't unscrew.

That worked for me.
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