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Posted: 2/8/2006 2:56:16 PM EDT
My barrel nut seems frozen. I am trying to change my barrel and I have soaked in WD40 for 2 days now. no help.
Any suggestions? thanks
Bill D
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:42:00 PM EDT
Heat. Start with a propane torch. Heat the barrel nut slowly and evenly. Then try to twist it off. If not, heat more. If the propane torch is not enough heat, step up to a MAPP torch, but be careful. Remember, slow and even heat.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:37:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:37:34 PM EDT by theshootersden]

Originally Posted By mongo001:
Heat. Start with a propane torch. Heat the barrel nut slowly and evenly. Then try to twist it off. If not, heat more. If the propane torch is not enough heat, step up to a MAPP torch, but be careful. Remember, slow and even heat.



+1

Just be careful you don't sizzle your snizzle...

In other words, wear leather work gloves, don't get burnt...
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:40:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 5:44:44 PM EDT by 3-gun]
Put the upper in the freezer for 3 or 4 hours. Make sure you use a receiver block to hold the upper. If you use bbl block's to hold the upper, the upper may roll over the index pin on the barrel and you will have a bitch to get off. Been their,done that.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:44:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:56:08 AM EDT
It is a Bushie. I have about 9 thousand rnds through it. Prbly contributed to the problem. Bill
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:04:49 AM EDT
First thing in heating it is to de-grease it with Brake Clean unless you want a flaming upper, also you need to have a barrel vise since it will burn a plastic upper vice clamp.

Welding gloves and a good barrel wrench does help out as well.
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