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Old January 9th, 2020, 01:24 PM   #1
 
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Stuck Barrel

So, I'm wanting to drill a cleaning hole in my receiver, and have everything ready to pull the barrel, when I find it won't budge. I've tried a number of things, and nothing works so far. In a search for a tool to help I found a dedicated tool that used to be made by Accutec and sold by several outlets.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...ger__10zz1zz22

I say used to be made because it apparently isn't made anymore, and nobody has any of them.

Perchance, would anyone here have one I could borrow? It would be greatly appreciated.



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rascally, There's no reason to remove the barrel to drill a cleaning hole in the receiver. Just clamp the stripped receiver in a vice, padded with a towel to prevent damage, then drill a 1/4" hole with an electric drill. If you center punch the hole location, it should keep the drill bit from wandering off.

If you insist on removing the barrel, try an old trick that I have used many times. First, totally remove the "V" clamp and the two screws. Run a bucket of hot water then place the receiver in the water …. totally submerged. After about 15 seconds, remove the receiver and pull the barrel straight out. The aluminum receiver will heat up very fast and expand enough to release the steel barrel. If you leave it in the hot water too long, the barrel will also expand and prevent the receiver from being removed. Dry and lube the parts.
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Old January 10th, 2020, 09:32 AM   #3
 
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Thank you for the suggestion, Iowegan. But, sadly, no joy here. It's still stuck. I guess I'll have to try making a pusher arrangement I saw on Rimfirecentral forum. I don't know if we're allowed to reference other forums here, so I'll just leave the thread title (removing a tight barrel the easy way).

I suspect there may been a little finish overspray when it was assembled, now acting as a sort of thread locker.

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Success! While I may not be very creative, I am pretty good at following illustrated instructions per the aforementioned thread. And as I halfway expected, there was an audible crack when it finally broke free. Yes, there was a little overspray inside the receiver, as well as the external barrel/receiver junction that left a little ridge after separation.

No problem, a 12 ga shotgun brush and then spinning the barrel while pushing in and pulling out smoothed everything out nicely.

Oh, and also applied Aeroshell MS33 grease to all the steel/aluminum interfaces, as per my AR training.

I'm glad that's done. And I'm glad I probably won't have to do it again...
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