Buffer tube issues

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by felix1904, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. felix1904

    felix1904 New Member

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    I have never remove my buffer tube this is the first time and it does not come off you guys recommend anything
     
  2. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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    More then likely it has loc-tight on it.
     

  3. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I'm having that exact same issue right now. Been searching posts on it before I posted a new thread. I think the devil himself welded it on there. I'm going to put away the tools and call a priest!
     
  4. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    strap wrench...lots of torque, won't mar or damage finish...

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  5. felix1904

    felix1904 New Member

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    Lol let me have the priests #. I tried putting oil n no luck
     
  6. dfergus8

    dfergus8 New Member

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    So you removed the castlenut and the tube won't back out of the reciever?

    If that's the case, I agree with the poster above that suggested that it has locktite.

    Soultion- apply heat to the threads with a heat gun then remove.

    If the castle nut is still on there and not backing out, check to make sure that it has not been staked.
     
  7. felix1904

    felix1904 New Member

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    It's the castle nut. How can i know if it's staked
     
  8. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Same here, I can't get the castle nut off
     
  9. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Are these RRA and Bushmaster? Likely suspects anyway.
     
  10. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Colt.......
     
  11. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Colt? Well then there's no Loctite but it is staked.
     
  12. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Okay, since I'm new to ARs, what can I do to put my magpul single point sling attachment on my rifle?
     
  13. felix1904

    felix1904 New Member

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  14. EW1066

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    As has been said, since it's a colt it's staked.

    This is what a Staked castle nut looks like.
     

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  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Take a look at this... and there are other solutions where you don't remove the castle nut.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW4L2NG-6s8[/ame]
     
  16. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    did you get a complimentary pack of shamwows and a slap chop with that order? :p
     
  17. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    Take a look at the single point qd sling attachments made by tactical link.
     
  18. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Hey, dont knock em. They work and they work well!
     
  19. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Can't say there, don't know what DPMS does but wouldn't be surprised if they use Loctite. The solution in the video I posted would work for you too. He does mention he was installing on a milspec tube like the Colt. If they have both sizes you'd want commercial. The castle nut itself is the same size but you do have to be able to slide over the tube.
     
  20. Mosin

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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?