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Old 08-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #21
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aluminum is soft, even if staked i would find it hard to believe that with a firm grip that one could not remove the castle nut. and why not restake it?

any chance you can put up some pics?


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Called the local gunsmith who does work for my roommates AR. He said he might have to use a Dremel on the staked parts, he also said to just Loctite it back when done, no need to re-stake it. Any comments in this?
I'd find another gunsmith. You want to stake not Loctite.

Again, there are solutions that don't require you to remove the receiver extension.
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Yep. I'd find another gunsmith. Sounds like he doesn't really know what he is talking about.
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aluminum is soft, even if staked i would find it hard to believe that with a firm grip that one could not remove the castle nut. and why not restake it?

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Castle nut is not the issue, its the end plate that is staked into it. Even so, it should come loose with enough torque with either a strap or spanner wrench. A dremel would be my last option.
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I don't understand how a strap wrench could possibly be helpful when removing a castle nut? can you please explain what you are talking about?
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I don't understand how a strap wrench could possibly be helpful when removing a castle nut? can you please explain what you are talking about?
If you wrap the rubber strap around the entire nut you have more gripping surface and a lot more torque than the 3 notches on the wrench. Just a suggestion, take it or leave it...
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aluminum is soft, even if staked i would find it hard to believe that with a firm grip that one could not remove the castle nut. and why not restake it?

any chance you can put up some pics?
I guess you aren't familiar with the Colt platform. Their company uses adamantium on all their castle nuts.
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Here is some pictures of the Castle nut, and Mordor, where it was forged for Colt... I guess they're outsourcing now.
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if it were me I would use a punch and try to un-stake the staking, then get a firm grip on the castle nut and twist it off. Once the nut is off you can take the plate off and hammer/grind off the protruding staking then touch up with paint.


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