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Posted: 5/17/2001 4:42:09 PM EST
How the hell do you screw off a f/s on an M4 upper? I put canvas around it and used a wrench- no movement at all. Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 4:50:29 PM EST
Maybe is it a pinned phantom or vortex?
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 4:52:04 PM EST
Forgot to finish. If it's not, then you maybe just need a bigger wrench so to speak. The FS does not need to be overly tight but sometimes folks will torque the hell out of them.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 4:58:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 5:04:52 PM EST
It's not pinned or welded and it's not a vortex or phantom- it's an A2. I don't have a hair dryer. Frikin thing is on there tight as sh*t. Any other suggestions. I'll try a bigger wrench . . .
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 5:06:01 PM EST
F/S is only supposed to be torqued to 20 ft/lbs., which is not that tight. It's either been overtorqued or perhaps someone used Loctite on it. Having said that........ heat the F/S with a propane torch, then chill the barrel with a little cold water or chunk of ice. The temp difference should expand the F/S and contract the barrel enough to unscrew the F/S..[smash]
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