M1A/M-14 dissasembly

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by trailrunner747, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. trailrunner747

    trailrunner747 New Member

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    Hey guys!
    I have had my m1a for a few years. Recently upon trying to clean it, I was unable to get the upper receiver out of the stock. I undid the trigger group latch but the top a bottom will not separate. I tired as hard a I could without breaking anything. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks a lot
    Jeff
     
  2. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    If you have a Match grade it's in tight. Turn it over, and holding the receiver and barrel tap the end of the stock at the butt plate on a solid but padded surface.
     

  3. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I have a match grade M1A and this is exactly the method I use. It works very well for safely removing the stock from the metal. I fold up a towel and place it on a counter. While holding the rifle upside down and holding the action, I tap the stock on the towel. It works every time.