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Posted: 10/1/2004 5:13:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 5:57:39 PM EST by M4RRA-plinker]
I just got my wrench to take of my post ban collapseble stock and put on my no ban collapsable and for the life of me I cant loosen it. I believe it may be lock tighted. Its a RRA. I have some Liquid wrench but im not sure if it will take the finish of or not, will it? thanks.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:14:55 PM EST
Check to make sure it is not staked. If it is not, just use some elbow grease and that thing should come right off.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:14:56 PM EST
Are you sure you're turning it the right way?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:16:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
Are you sure you're turning it the right way?



Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:16:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
Are you sure you're turning it the right way?



Counter clock wise
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:16:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
Are you sure you're turning it the right way?



Left loosey... Righty tighty.

Danny
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:17:02 PM EST
Two Words: Arc Welder
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:18:21 PM EST
I had the same damn trouble with my RRA collapsible stock...I finally gave up.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:19:36 PM EST
If loctite is believe to be involved, heat with a propane torch or a lighter to breakdown the loctite. Were talking heat it up, not make it glow.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:19:56 PM EST
How would I go about telling if it was pinned.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:25:31 PM EST
I hope you have a three pin wrench.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:25:40 PM EST
Any more info
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:26:30 PM EST
mine was loctited, if you can get someone to help you it is alot easier
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:26:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 5:27:51 PM EST by M4RRA-plinker]

Originally Posted By astrafire:
I hope you have a three pin wrench.



Nope would that help. I got the one with the wrench and 1911 tool.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:27:08 PM EST
I put a cresant wrench at the end of the buffer tube and just ripped it off ( of course counter clockwise)
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:30:07 PM EST
Lock titties is a real pain. Try some clp or KY.

Lock titted? Got to go into the ARfcom lexicon.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:31:25 PM EST
Is that the one in which three pins engage three notches in the nut. The single pin one that only engages one pin into one notch of the nut will not enable you to put enough torque on the nut.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:33:11 PM EST
The one with the one notch is called a spanner wrench and it will not work with the new type castle nuts. You need one of these www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/223-telewrench2.asp
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:35:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 5:37:26 PM EST by M4RRA-plinker]

Originally Posted By cnorton:
The one with the one notch is called a spanner wrench and it will not work with the new type castle nuts. You need one of these www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/223-telewrench2.asp



But I want to do it now.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:41:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 5:43:50 PM EST by astrafire]
I presume you got a new castle nut with your new collapsible.

If you do not care about the old non-collabsible, you can use a big ole pipe wrench and get the old castle nut off.

Do the standard installation drill of the new collapsible.

The single pin wrench can tighten the new castle nut down sufficiently until you get the right wrench.

When you do get the right wrench, tighten down with just a bit of BLUE loctite.

edited dumb mistakes
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:46:21 PM EST
My RRA was tight enough to trash the wrench.


I switched to a bicycle spanner that worked better anyway.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:48:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:
Lock titties is a real pain. Try some clp or KY.

Lock titted? Got to go into the ARfcom lexicon.



hahaha, god damn, you beat me to it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:50:58 PM EST
Good grief. Your spanner wrench will work, but the one with 3 'nubs' will make your life easier.

For now, take a punch and a hammer and see if you can get the castle nut to move. Then you can use the spanner wrench to undo the castle nut.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:00:48 PM EST
btt. more info.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4RRA-plinker:
btt. more info.



Get yourself a punch that is small enough to fit into one of the slots and tap it with a hammer until it moves. Once you loosen it up, use that spanner wrench you have to undo the castle nut.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:28:28 PM EST
I should have clarified my previous response. You can use a spanner wrench, but it is not as good as the 3-prong. Right tool for the right job you know. If you are really desperate and cannot wait, leverage is your friend. Vise the lower and take the spanner and insert say a 3 ft. section of lead pipe on the handle. With that much torque that sucker will break loose.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:39:07 PM EST
get an Armorer's Wrench the one with the tele-stock wrench on it, cause there is a nice 1/2" square hole on it that a 1/2" breaker bar will fit into. and a lower receiver vice block.
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