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mcainman 10-21-2008 03:39 AM

m1a socom cleaning question
 
I just bought an M1A SocomII and I am having a hard time cleaning it. How do I take off the muzzle brake? I bought the castle nut pliers but I don't think this works for the socom models, I think those are just for the normal m1as.

help!

matt g 10-21-2008 06:08 AM

Post some pictures of you muzzle break and the gas block. IIRC, the SOCOMs have a different style muzzle break than a standard M14.

KellyTTE 10-21-2008 10:02 AM

Removing the brake isn't a part of a normal cleaning program. If you're really worried, just spray the brake down with your carbon cleaner of choice and q-tip the brake holes out. The Gas System however, is a different horse all together. You'll be needing a gas drill set with a #15 (.180 dia) & Letter P (.323 dia.) drill for scraping the carbon deposits gas system bores. The best set is available from Sadlak:

http://www.sadlak.com/si_tools.html

If you want, you can make your own with a set of drill bits, some epoxy and 1" oak dowel for handles.

fragout 10-22-2008 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcainman (Post 46365)
I just bought an M1A SocomII and I am having a hard time cleaning it. How do I take off the muzzle brake? I bought the castle nut pliers but I don't think this works for the socom models, I think those are just for the normal m1as.

help!

The castle nut pliers are for the castle nut. The Socom's muzzle brake doesnt use this type of system.
I wouldnt worry about removing the muzzle brake on a Socom.;)

Hope this helps some


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