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Posted: 12/27/2005 5:55:09 PM EDT
I would like to replace the wood. Last time I tried twisting it off on another rifle and it broke. Is there an easier way??
Thanks
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:00:54 PM EDT
No, just hold the flat part of the tube where it connects to the rear sight block with a pair of pliers, and with the other hand SLOWLY twist the wood, and do it as gently as possibe....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:28:34 PM EDT
Us an adjustable wrench on the rear flat portion, won't mar the survace, then grab the wood and twist, I also put one in the freezer and it helped as I think the wood springs OUT.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:34:12 PM EDT
I find a padded table mounted vice or channel locks and a really strong or heavy set friend to be the easiest way to get them off.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:13:32 PM EDT
I use a rubber strap wrench, put the tube in a vise on the squared edges on the back of the tube, clame it down and use the strap wrench, they come right off like that, sometime you can just grip it in ur hand and turn. McM
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:33:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:00:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JA545:
Check this page of my web pages.
mywebpages.comcast.net/jfreeman246/how_to_change_handguards.htm



Very nicely explained.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:42:04 PM EDT
I've been looking all over for something like this. You are the MAN!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:46:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 7:47:12 PM EDT by cruzie27]
i hold the gas tube wood in my left hand and use a 3/4in wrench to turn the metal part of the tube
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:51:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JA545:
Check this page of my web pages.
mywebpages.comcast.net/jfreeman246/how_to_change_handguards.htm



Thank you!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:08:06 PM EDT
If you are still having a hard time after following all the directions posted here, put the thing in the freezer overnight and then try, it works, I read it here and tried it on a stubborn one I had.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:12:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BJN644:
If you are still having a hard time after following all the directions posted here, put the thing in the freezer overnight and then try, it works, I read it here and tried it on a stubborn one I had.



Too late I already snapped it in half
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:42:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 4:43:16 PM EDT by SelectFire]
You think that job sucked wait till you attach a US gas piston.
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