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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by FireInTheWire, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Comfortably Numb TGT Supporter

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    A buddy of mine from work just traded his smoker for a AR10 panther. I was in debt to him for a hot tub, so I hooked him up with a scope for it. I told him I'd install it for him. I went over to pick it up and it was stupid dirty. So I told him i'd clean it for him. Problem I ran into is it has some sort of quick detach mount for a can... and I can't get it to budge. I got down on it yesterday and just barley warped the where the wrench goes. Any ideas on getting this thing to loosen up? I have another muzzle device I can put on for him if this mount gets tore up in the process. I can't get the gas block/tube off or hand-guard with the muzzle device in the way.
     


  2. lonestardiver

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    Good chance the muzzle device has locktite or rockset (sp?) to keep it on.
     
  3. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Comfortably Numb TGT Supporter

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking.... should I just leave it?
     
  4. EZ-E

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    try a heat wrench....put the propane torch on it for about 15-20 seconds & try to bust it loose. That should help. Did you check to see if its pinned?
     
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  5. Ole Cowboy

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    You may need a carbon dissolver to break it loose. Get some at a good auto supply store to dissolve the Carbon. You might also want to try one "Freeze off" I think they call it, I have some out in the shop and use it to break frozen bolts/nuts. Also available at t auto parts store. Try the carbon dissolver first. You may need to torch it and immediately follow with the freeze.

    Pics would help.
     
  6. EZ-E

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    Guess it just depends if it "NEEDS" to come off to get other parts off.
     
  7. FireInTheWire

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    Well... I was just going to do a thourgh cleaning. If left... The gasblock/tube and guard will never come off again. The guy that had the gun before him knew nothing about cleaning one.
     
  8. Vaquero

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    Yep.
    Might be pinned.
     
  9. Kar98

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    Sawzall...
     
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  10. FireInTheWire

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    No signs of pinning..

    I'm going to talk to my buddy and see how far he want's me to go. Thanks for the torch idea...
     


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