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Ruined a Barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Big Green, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Big Green

    Big Green Active Member

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    Was trying to remove barrel but from PSA PA-10 and I think I broke the indexing pin. At first I was using just a barrel but wrench, then added heat, then added breaker bar to wrench. And then the whole thing turned. I was using a reaction rod type tool and though it's not recommended I figured I'd give it a shot, oh well. At least it's PSA's cheaper 308 barrel.

    Guess I'll clamp barrel in vise now and try to remove barrel nut.
     


  2. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    Ok...so the the barrel turned with the barrel nut?
     
  3. Big Green

    Big Green Active Member

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    Yep.
     
  4. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    Then it sounds like you seared the threaded portion of the upper receiver. The threads of the upper cold welded to the barrel nut.
     
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  5. Big Green

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    I think it's just the pin. The whole thing moves; barrel, nut and receiver. I'll cut it off shortly to confirm. Now I have to get another barrel nut from PSA.
     
  6. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    Where you at on this? Did you get any pictures?
     
  7. Big Green

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    Went through about eight discs for my Dremel and didn't get it off yet.
     
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  8. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    Post some pictures. I have no idea what you're doing by your description. Brother, it's not the pin. You didn't have a long enough cheater bar. More then what you did.

    Pictures, my man. We'll get it sorted out.
     
  9. Big Green

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    image.jpeg Tried something different and got the nut off.
     
  10. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    What does the receiver look like?
     


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