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Old 05-24-2013, 01:21 AM   #11
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Wanting to replace OEM parts, they are stuck, poor customer service, worried about breaking other things like its delicate threads...

"It's not the action, it's the pointability."
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Must have been a Moossberg issue too at some time or other:

http://www.combathunting.com/WINCHESTER-Shotgun_Forend_Wrench_Removes_Castle_Nut.html

Shotgun Forend Wrench works with Remington 870 Shotguns, Mossberg 500A Shotgun, Mossberg 500c Shotgun, Mossberg 835, FNH USA SLP shotgun, Browning BPS Shotgun, Ithaca 37 Shotgun made since 1981, Winchester 1200/1300 Shotgun and other popular Shotgun models. This is a great tool for any gunsmith or shotgun owner. Made from high quality steel with nickle plating. Removes castle nut.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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Mulanlabelxxx, do you have the tool provided by magpul, or the original remington one?

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:39 AM   #13
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Is the nut not spinning when torqued upon? have you sprayed it with some WD-40 and let it sit for a while? Are you the original owner or did you buy it used? If you bought it used, the previous owner could have used lock-tite on the threads. Which they don't need.

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If you don't have the tool, you can make one by cutting a section of 1/8" steel strip that will fit between the two notches on the nut.
Grip the steel strip with a pair of Vise-Grips and unscrew the nut.
WARNING: Some people will recommend using a pair of needle-nose pliers as a spanner to unscrew the nut.
One slip and you'll damage the thin steel tube of the action bar assembly and will have to buy a new assembly.

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Some people even use the claw end of a hammer to unscrew the nut.

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Or..........

Each 870 has forend wrench built in.



Remove the forend tube assembly and as it comes out of the receiver the breech bolt will of course fall off the slide. That slide fits perfectly into the notch in the forend tube nut. If the forend tube nut is on there to tight use some channel locks or pliers on the slide for leverage untill the nut is broke loose then you can simply twist it with your hand to remove the nut.

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And if you already have the spanner tool, or that nut isnt what you are referring to, then ignore this nut and my previous 5 posts!

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Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

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And if you already have the spanner tool, or that nut isnt what you are referring to, then ignore this nut and my previous 5 posts!
LMAO!!!!

seriously, some good suggestions though.
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MLXX, You might want to invest in one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Technologies-Remington-Mag-Socket-A-5-10-2325/dp/B004R71KYC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369377473&sr=8-3&keywords=remington+870+forend+wrench

Also, try a few drops of penetrating oil on the threads and the nut. If it is an older shoygun, the nut could be a little tight on the threads, and some penetrating oil could help loosen it up. As far as help from Remington, you are modifying their product. Most companies will be of no help if you are doing so. it's kind of like doing a disc brake rear end upgrade to a 1998 Ford F-150. The local dealer will tell you to go pound salt if you ask them for help with a problem in the process, even though you are making the truck safer by shortening stopping distances. Basically a no win situation.

P.S. Don't mind Hocka. He just forgets that for every "OMG, my Remington's broken post, there are a few hundred thousand that are serving their owners well when they are called upon to do so. Everybody posts that they are having a problem with their brand A, model C, but nobody ever seem to post that their Brand Y, model Z is the effin' bomb. Mossberg makes a great product, it's just not the best fit for all people. many like myself have both in their collections, and they enjoy each equally. I would carry my Mossberg or my Remington to hell and back, and know that I have a shotgun that will work for me no matter what. and in my case, said Mossberg is well over 60 years old, has fed 3 generations of my family, and is still going strong. The Remingtons are about a decade old, and have kept food on the table since day one. I trust both with my safety and my life, because I know I can, as will my daughter long after I am gone.

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