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Posted: 9/12/2004 4:16:44 PM EDT
Is there an easy way to remove the front furniture of my new-to-me Colt H-bar without specific tools? I'd like to clean up in there. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:57:48 PM EDT
If you can get a good grip on them you can just "man handle" it and get them off. That is what I do.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:24:04 AM EDT
pull down on the delta ring and shake it untill one rests on the delta ring. then work the other one out.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:25:09 PM EDT
I got brave and tried once by myself. The manual says to use a buddy...I found out why.

It can be done, but man is it tough. Mine is pretty new/stiff also.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:32:32 PM EDT
Using a pocket knife, bevel the edges of the handguard extensions that engage the surfaces of the delta rings.

a 45 degree angle will do nicely and not be noticed when assembled.

It makes things easier, and will avoid cracks later on.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:37:17 PM EDT
Delta ring springs tend to vary from light to so strong even the standard buddy method does not work. I have one of each.

Try using the grip section on a pair of long Channel-Lock pliers to wrap around the ring and press down. Someone in here came up with that and it provides a lot more leverage.

What do you need to clean in there? Did something get in through the vent holes?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:06:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:13:54 PM EDT by Lee]
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