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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
 

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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!
 

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

 

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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.
 

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

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Are these RRA and Bushmaster? Likely suspects anyway.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a dpms
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.
 

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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?
 
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