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Posted: 3/22/2006 9:01:45 PM EST
Hi,

Looking to swap the forward handguard on my 870 but cant get the inner ring off of the stock to remove that foregrip. Looks like a special tool is needed, will I have to go to a gunsmith to get him to remove it???

Anything else to use that will work??
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:05:49 PM EST
I have one you can use,IM sent.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:10:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 9:10:32 PM EST by RIA45ACP]
I've used long needle nose pliers in the past, I used a crescent wrench to turn the pliers. I didnt want to spend 30 dollars for a tool I would only need once, and this way worked for me.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:12:42 PM EST
Mine came with the Surefire forend, it's just a piece of stamped metal with a hole so you can insert a screwdriver as a handle.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:44:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:10:58 PM EST
if it comes down to it, you can just use a slot tip screwdriver to move the ring.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:17:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
if it comes down to it, you can just use a slot tip screwdriver to move the ring.



That's what I always use. Put the screwdriver blade in the slot and give the screwdriver a tap with the palm of my hand. I have done a few like that and put the new foregrip back the same way and have never had a problem.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:18:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:
I've used long needle nose pliers in the past, I used a crescent wrench to turn the pliers. I didnt want to spend 30 dollars for a tool I would only need once, and this way worked for me.



yup. that's how I changed out the forend on my friend's 870
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:25:39 PM EST
the tool came with my surefire fore end. the tool makes it simple as pie but a set of pliers can do it as well.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:56:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By tvc184:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
if it comes down to it, you can just use a slot tip screwdriver to move the ring.



That's what I always use. Put the screwdriver blade in the slot and give the screwdriver a tap with the palm of my hand. I have done a few like that and put the new foregrip back the same way and have never had a problem.



yep
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:59:48 PM EST
I found a forend wrench on ebay for about $10. I've only used it on my 870 once, but a couple of my friends have needed it since. Just something ot consider.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:17:56 PM EST
A pair of LONG needle nose pliers will do it, just be careful. You don't need no stinkin' special tool...although that works really well too.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:23:02 PM EST
Taking my time and doing internet searches paid off! I am glad to let everyone know that I was able to use the needle nose pliers technique and anchor it against a solid stationary object. From there I just used both hands to twist the Foregrip and it came off like my girlfriends panties on prom night

Thanks for all the help!
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