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Posted: 3/21/2006 10:36:28 AM EDT
Hi guys,

I am in the process of installing a single point sling loop. The damn castle nut is giving me a very hard time. Is there a trick to getting this thing loose? Would WD-40 help at all?

Any advice will be appreciated.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:44:18 AM EDT
Firearms questions in GD???

I'd suggest going here
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:45:10 AM EDT
Do you have a telestock wrench?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:55:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:57:45 AM EDT
Oh, and......righty tighty, lefty loosy.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:02:18 AM EDT
Try a castle nut wrench

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:04:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:
Try a castle nut wrench

www.jtrusty.com//img/shop/product/41b3bedccbf9c4d6f52f43a8a3c8b9c1.jpg



My bit of advice: get a better one than that.

I have one that's not stamped. It's a bit more 'spensive but worth it in leverage alone IMHO.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:07:14 AM EDT
When you get the gun reassembled to your liking, get the nut staked so it won't work loose.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:08:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
When you get the gun reassembled to your liking, get the nut staked so it won't work loose.



I used a little blue loc-tite on mine.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:14:06 AM EDT
Take it from someone who works on old diesel machinery, Kroil is THE SHIT for getting things unstuck.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:25:02 AM EDT
Yeah, I have a decent wrench. I'll try some Kroil.

The rifle is brand new if that makes any difference.

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:26:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stangleonthedangle:
Yeah, I have a decent wrench. I'll try some Kroil.

The rifle is brand new if that makes any difference.

Thanks



Also if you have a heat gun try heating that area up slightly. If there's Loctite Blue on the threads, heat will unfreeze it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:26:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stangleonthedangle:
Yeah, I have a decent wrench. I'll try some Kroil.

The rifle is brand new if that makes any difference.

Thanks



I think they are peened sometimes.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:41:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:43:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
When you get the gun reassembled to your liking, get the nut staked so it won't work loose.



I used a little blue loc-tite on mine.



So did I. When it came loose, I ahd a friend fix it. Permanently.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:43:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 11:44:08 AM EDT by rebel_rifle]

Originally Posted By Ragnaroc:
Take it from someone who works on old diesel machinery, Kroil is THE SHIT for getting things unstuck.




+1
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:44:38 AM EDT
Sounds like the nut is staked on or somebody used Red Loctite.

Red Loctite will require heat to remove

Check to see if it's a staked nut (look at the indentations on the castle nut where it touches the end plate - if material from the endplate has been pushed into the notches then the nut is staked). If it's staked then a dremel really helps (it's ok you'll be throwing out that endplate anyway).
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:50:54 AM EDT
OH and be VERY careful with the little takedown-pin-captive spring! I bent mine up a bit and had to stuff it in the tunnel since I didn't have a replacement... Works fine, but I should buy a new one and replace it...
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:52:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 11:52:58 AM EDT by ScaryGuy]
Steps to removing Castle nut that Grape Ape has torqued on with an impact wrench at the factory:

1. Order a new one from your favorite vendor.

2. Wait for it to arrive.

3. Dremel the motherfv&*&!er off.

4. Install new nut.

Simple, Painless procedure.

SG
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:02:13 PM EDT
Dremel, vicegrips
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:25:10 PM EDT
If it's staked a wrench sucks IMHO.

secure the rifle and get a punch and a hammer. A few good whacks and it will shear off the staking. I have no idea how it's done with a wrench when it is staked all to hell.

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