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Old 06-21-2008, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Locked up 12g changer?

I have this Brass Eagle 12g changer that as far as i'm currently concerned, has turned into a paperweight.

I used a 12g in it, and upon unscrewing the bucket to remove the 12g, it locked up. The bucket wont unscrew from the top piercing assembly, not even when clamped into a vice.

I scratched the hell out of the knurling using the vice, and it's just stuck. Is this changer just useless now?

Not a great use of $15, I should look into a CCI changer.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The CCI changer is a hell of a unit. I am pretty sure that PPS uses them as well as when AM was in business. As for the BE unit id just toss it away or use it as a gas through grip with a dummy 12 gram.

Dont put the body of the BE unit in the vise, put the top where it has wrench flats in the vise, then use a strap wrench or pipe wrench to open it up. When you do make the switch to the CCI unit there is a spot inside for an allen key for unit removal, do not use tools on the outside of the unit.
Of course if you are local there is always delivery by trebuchet. However, either method of delivery requires wrapping in a plastic bag to prevent leakage of urine.<from pickle>
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