m1a socom cleaning question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mcainman, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. mcainman

    mcainman New Member

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    I just bought an M1A SocomII and I am having a hard time cleaning it. How do I take off the muzzle brake? I bought the castle nut pliers but I don't think this works for the socom models, I think those are just for the normal m1as.

    help!
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Post some pictures of you muzzle break and the gas block. IIRC, the SOCOMs have a different style muzzle break than a standard M14.
     

  3. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE New Member

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    Removing the brake isn't a part of a normal cleaning program. If you're really worried, just spray the brake down with your carbon cleaner of choice and q-tip the brake holes out. The Gas System however, is a different horse all together. You'll be needing a gas drill set with a #15 (.180 dia) & Letter ‘P’ (.323 dia.) drill for scraping the carbon deposits gas system bores. The best set is available from Sadlak:

    http://www.sadlak.com/si_tools.html

    If you want, you can make your own with a set of drill bits, some epoxy and 1" oak dowel for handles.
     
  4. fragout

    fragout New Member

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    The castle nut pliers are for the castle nut. The Socom's muzzle brake doesnt use this type of system.
    I wouldnt worry about removing the muzzle brake on a Socom.;)

    Hope this helps some