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Posted: 3/9/2006 5:46:35 PM EDT
the title says it all..trying to throw on a new surefire front end
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:57:03 PM EDT
Make sure the gun is unloaded!

Place the buttpad on the floor. Grasp the barrel with your weak hand about the muzzle. Push the slide release, and move the slide down a little, but not all the way.

Grasping the barrel, turn the magazine cap with your strong hand. If it is still not turning, lean downward on the barrel and try again.

Worst case scenario, use channel locks to remove it, but pad the jaws with a rag so you don't marr the mag cap.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:01:46 PM EDT
Had the same last week with my new 870HD. Had to go worst case, channel locks with a towel for padding did the trick.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:05:17 PM EDT
Use a hot pad from the kitchen and a channel lock Plier..
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:27:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:33:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
www.nps.gov/stea/graphics/MowbryShim.jpg



Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:46:55 PM EDT
in case anyone needs to know i got the cap off...pilers, shop cloth, and some weight on the barrel
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:08:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
www.nps.gov/stea/graphics/MowbryShim.jpg



that will buff right out
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:24:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bill2k:
in case anyone needs to know i got the cap off...pilers, shop cloth, and some weight on the barrel



Glad you got it.

I wonder if those are spun on by a machine at the factory. They may need to back off the torque or adjust that thing; they don't need to be that tight.
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