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Posted: 9/22/2004 5:14:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 5:16:47 PM EST by SHIVAN]
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:16:46 PM EST

I am addressing the wrench looking at the ejection port. Should I be pulling up? Or pushing down?



On the ejection port side the barrel should be turning towards you.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:17:07 PM EST
I haven't done it, but as I recall, they are standard threads. Therefore, pushing down.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:17:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:17:54 PM EST
Righty tighty lefty loosy

Read this it will help...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=184086
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:18:17 PM EST
Sorry, pushing down.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:18:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:19:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:20:00 PM EST
Ruh Roh, someone did'nt use anti seize compound......
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:20:10 PM EST
Looking down the barrel, counterclockwise to loosen.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:21:47 PM EST
Careful, remember the reciever is only aluminum.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:23:33 PM EST
Soak that bitch with some Penetrant like Kroil.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:27:13 PM EST
[Kerry] "I voted down BEFORE I voted up" [Kerry]

Any luck yet?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:28:25 PM EST
12 pound sledge hammer!!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:32:38 PM EST
You DID remove the gas tube right?? j/k

Looking at it from the muzzle, rotate the nut counter clockwise. If it's that tight, soak it with liquid wrench or other penetrating oil. Let it sit over night while soaking and try again tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:42:02 PM EST
Has your barrel nut been loc-tited to the receiver threads? If you had a free-float tube beneath the handguards this may be the case. If so, pass a torch over it for a bit to break the loc-tite.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:48:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By gus:
You DID remove the gas tube right?? j/k

Looking at it from the muzzle, rotate the nut counter clockwise. If it's that tight, soak it with liquid wrench or other penetrating oil. Let it sit over night while soaking and try again tomorrow.



+1 haha!

Standard procedure should be oil or moly grease on the threads before assembly so the nut doesn't get stuck, right? Maybe someone forgot
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:50:49 PM EST
Well, really, pulling up or pushing down all depends on which direction the handle of the wrench is pointing. If the muzzle is on your right and the wrench handle is pointing away from you, then you need to pull up. If the wrench handle is pointing toward your stomach, you need to push down.

Likewise, if the handle is pointed straight up, then you need to pull the handle toward you. If it is pointed down, you need to push the handle away from you.

Repeat as necessary until the barrel nut is completely removed.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:52:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 5:53:06 PM EST by Boom_Stick]
Righty tighty, lefty loosy. Dont forget to remove the gas tube.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:52:54 PM EST
I agree with Fred-in-PA--I ran into this with trashiestzero's Bushmaster buffer tube. He wanted to add a collaspable stock, and the factory had used a black adhesive on the threads. About 300 degrees F should do it for you. Don't worry about the finish, you'll won't be able to tell a torch was even in the same room when you are done. Do be careful with the receiver vise jaws if that's what you are using because they are polyethylene and don't react to heat very well.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:52:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 5:59:12 PM EST by Winston_Wolf]
... Heat to no more than 250° to 350°F than try, seriously

ETA out of responsibility: The thermal coefficient of expansion (CTE) for aluminum is about 6 times that of steel. Plus if there's a bonding agent, it will most likely be above its glass transition temperature (Tg)
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:57:53 PM EST
PISSSSFFFTT PSSSSTT USE PIPE WRENCH AND PUSH DOWN...WITH PIPE BAR SOMETHIUNG
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:59:15 PM EST
I THINK THEY SHOULD READ AR15/M16 MANUAL BEFORE DOING SOMETHING
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:00:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Soak that bitch with some Penetrant like Kroil.



Kroil sucks. Liquid Wrench has NEVER failed me. Kroil has.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:24:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:27:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 7:56:01 PM EST
Can you contact the Gun Maker by email or phone and ask how they installed the barrel and if any locktight was used?

Maybe if you put it in the freezer overnight and tomorrow heating the barrel nut up with a hair dryer will expand it enough to loosen. Different metal expand and contract at different temps and may work.
If there's locktight or something on the threads, this will not work as you know. If this doesn't work, try the penetrating oil and soak it with the oil. I'd use extreme heat as last resort.

Good luck.
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