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Posted: 6/26/2003 10:54:52 AM EDT
How do I take this black tube off the lower? I'm trying to put on a telestock but I can't get the regular extension off? It looks like I just unscrew it but it is starting to whoop my ass.

Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:02:59 AM EDT
It does just unscrew, but there might be some threadlock on it. Try heating the tube with a soldering iron, up against the reciever collar, to loosen it up.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:05:33 AM EDT
Yea I was afraid of that. No soldering iron.. only a zippo [:(]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:08:20 PM EDT
Are the threads left handed or right handed?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:36:16 PM EDT
I just heated it up so much I couldn't touch the lower without a pair of gloves on and the motherfucker still won't budge AT ALL! I knew this colt piece of shit was gonna give me troubles
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:08:04 PM EDT
Standard threads, left to loosen. Also, when it starts to move, catch the buffer retainer and spring that are held by the buffer tube. [img]ar15.com/content/parts/lowerReceiver.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:14:14 PM EDT
It isn't coming off.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:27:57 PM EDT
It's got to. Keep heating gently. If you can have someone apply torque while you heat.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:59:50 PM EDT
I wonder if it is blue or red loctite. I just read that if red loctite is put on steel then inserted into aluminum.. allow to bond.. then unscrew it will take the threads off or something like that.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:16:23 PM EDT
I don't know about that. I had to heat mine up (Colt) to get it off and the loc-tite was all kind of white, flakey stuff. Can't remember if you could even tell what color it was.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:55:48 PM EDT
That is what mine is.. Colt sporter.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:06:38 PM EDT
Yup. Sporter Match HBAR. I used a propane torch and feathered all around the ring at the rear of the receiver. BTW, both parts are aluminum so go gently.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:07:51 PM EDT
I finally got it off.. no loctite on the threads at all.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:21:19 PM EDT
Congrats.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:50:04 PM EDT
"ALL" of the screw threads on both the M16 and on the commercial AR15 are "right" hand threads. Even the "Brit's" stay with all RH threads on their U.S. spec. weapons. HTH . . . . Doug
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