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Posted: 6/25/2003 2:53:24 PM EDT
Do you guys have any suggestions on how to get the barrel nut off without having a barrel nut wrench?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:57:43 PM EDT
If you don't care about the condition of the barrel nut when you're done, use a pipe wrench or BIG channel-locks.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 3:29:44 PM EDT
Before you do that see if you can cut a hole in a 2X4 the same diameter as the nut. Cut the 2X4 in half through the hole. Lock it up in a vice and turn the upper with your hands. I take it you don't have an upper receiver block either.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 3:56:58 PM EDT
No, no upper reciever block either. I have a felling I am ill prepared for this.lol
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 4:10:54 PM EDT
You might be right. Don't damage a perfectly good firearm by using the wrong tools. GI barrel wrenches are cheap. Go buy one before you undertake the removal of your barrel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 4:11:29 PM EDT
...I wouldn't try it without an upper receiver block - might tweak your upper Dude...
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 4:15:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 4:15:59 PM EDT by LoginName]
Getting the barrel nut off without a proper wrench doesn't seem to be a problem. I just wouldn't recommend putting a new on with a pipe wrench or piece of 2x4. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 4:39:19 PM EDT
I called a buddy of mine and he has a wrench for the barrel nut. I think that may be the way to go. Thanks for all your input guys.
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