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Posted: 8/21/2006 5:19:06 PM EDT
I need to remove my RRA cage flash suppressor and put on the SE Vortex. I don't see a problem following the instructions to put it on but I need some advise on taking the old one off. Any tips along the way will help.

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 8:25:05 PM EDT
As long as it is not pinned/welded on, a crescent wrench should work fine. Use some tape to prevent marring the finish. My bird cage did not take much force. It used a crush washer.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:05:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2006 10:06:15 PM EDT by engineer2001]
Assuming you don't have real armorers tools (like me - I go ghetto method), use two blocks of wood to pin the front sight base in a vise without scratching it. I use two short 1x2 pine pieces. Then, wrap the wrench surfaces or the flash hider itself in tape to prevent harming the flash hider. Duct tape works best, but I just used electrical tape on the 5C2 I put on about 2 hours ago - it stretched, tore, and marred the finish anyway. D'oh! A little cold blue fixed it, but I wish I had used better tape.

If you don't have the barrel held by a vise and try to use the knee on the front sight base on the carpet method, you'll never get a crush washer to crush.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 9:08:24 AM EDT
Okay now I will sound real stupid but as you look at the weapon from the front, clockwise or counter-clockwise??

Link Posted: 8/22/2006 9:33:57 AM EDT
From the muzzle end, turn counter-clockwise, like taking the lid off a jar.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 10:46:56 AM EDT
Righty tighty Lefty Loosey
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:49:35 AM EDT
Thanks for all of the info. For some reason I thought it was left handed threads.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 2:04:21 PM EDT
You must have put one on an AK before.
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