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Posted: 8/17/2005 8:35:26 AM EDT
How the hell do you get it off?!! I`ve been trying to get it off my austrian STG 58 from DSA. I oiled up the screws because it`s baically been in storage for the last 2 years and I want to change the furniture on it. Of course the manual doesn`t have instructions on this! They show how to strip the gun into its`smallest pieces, but not the bipod. I managed to get one screw off, but I stopped after sarted to mangle the screw and started searing a blue streak. Anyone know an easier way?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:53:31 AM EDT
make, buy or borrow one of THESE
i'm sure there are WECSOG methods to be found on the FILES
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:51:04 AM EDT

I took an extra large screwdriver (which would still not turn it by hand) and clamped onto it with extra large pliers. It finally turned. I had also soaked it in Liquid Wrench overnight.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:05:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALna45:
make, buy or borrow one of THESE
i'm sure there are WECSOG methods to be found on the FILES

Thanks for the link! I finally manage to get it off with screwdriver after spraying the joint with lubricant and letting Brake Free soak in.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:18:57 PM EDT
My bipod also had a thread locker on it like loc-tite.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:26:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:59:47 AM EDT
Between removing the bipod and steel handguards, the rifle really lightened up. It feels much less muzzle heavy. I will say the attention to small details on the austrian stocks was surprising. They actually placed small anchors in the buttstock for the screws for the sling swivel.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 11:25:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 11:26:21 AM EDT by norwood]
The bipod clamp itself is threaded (unless you've removed one this is not obvious). As a result, the castle nut is reallly a "lock nut", and so has to be removed first in order to unscrew the big wide head screw from the barrel clamp.
If you grind a notch out of the middle section of a big flat screwdriver, it makes a good tool to take off the castle nut.
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