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bclark1 06-11-2013 05:41 PM

antirotational handguard screws?
 
I have a yhm handguard on an ar15 of mine and I was wanting to switch it out however the antirotational screws are very antirotational and I cand seem to get them undone. Anyone know how to get these screws out?

SSGN_Doc 06-11-2013 07:12 PM

Was any thread locking compound added to the screws when they were installed? If there was, you may need to apply some heat to the screws to melt the thread locker. Small propane torch would work. Once the thread locker starts smoking around the threads, you should be able to back the screws out.

bclark1 06-11-2013 11:38 PM

Yes some thread locker was used ill try adding head thanks.

SSGN_Doc 06-11-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bclark1 (Post 1273849)
Yes some thread locker was used ill try adding head thanks.

Uhh....nevermind. I won't go there. I did say heat, right?

Gatoragn 06-12-2013 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1273856)
Uhh....nevermind. I won't go there. I did say heat, right?

There is a Bunker thread just begging for that one. :eek:

bclark1 06-12-2013 01:19 AM

Haha I meant heat (:

bclark1 06-12-2013 03:15 AM

Tried using heat and got one out but could not get the other unstuck and ended up with some nasty gashes near the screw from the drill I was using slipping out.:(

CGS 06-12-2013 03:15 PM

Heat should work. I use a plumbers torch and don't blast it with the heat all at once. I like to use propane, not mapp, and apply the heat for a few seconds wait a second apply more, etc... I found it you use too much heat all at once strange things might happen to the finish etc... Better to be gentle. And might want to wear leather gloves.

AgentTikki 06-12-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bclark1 (Post 1274024)
Tried using heat and got one out but could not get the other unstuck and ended up with some nasty gashes near the screw from the drill I was using slipping out.:(

No worries, your receiver's got character now......:D

bclark1 06-12-2013 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki (Post 1274379)
No worries, your receiver's got character now......:D

Ya i will have to come up with some good story on how I got those scratches.


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