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|03-27-2010, 08:29 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
VM 68 with stuck barrel
I have a VM 68 that I bought a new barrel for. The barrel is aluminum.
I threaded it in and let it loose or the field to do what VM do best.
Then sadly, I put it away in a box... for more than 6 years!
Now I can't get the barrel out! I forget my Admiralty Charts... the barrel is aluminum and the receiver is ? some kind of steel? Is there some sort of corrosion going on that has screwed me? Or do I just need to turn harder?
I've tried a variety of penetrating oils, and a rubber padded vise... but no luck yet.
I'd like to get it ready to cause mayhem and wreak destruction again!
|03-27-2010, 08:33 PM||#3 (permalink)|
The Attractive Fireman
I would say try and get some oil into the threads, and put the gun in the vice, and use some channel locks or a vice grip and use every bit of muscle you have and try and get it off that way. If that doesn't work, Idk.
|03-27-2010, 08:39 PM||#5 (permalink)|
The Attractive Fireman
Barrels can still get stuck on there. I have a Trracer that's kinda like that. Screw the barrel in fine, and it takes everything I have to get it off.
|03-27-2010, 08:54 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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Strap wrench, so as to not utterly destroy what you're workin' on.
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|03-28-2010, 12:05 AM||#7 (permalink)|
That's the last thing you should try. That's a good way to destroy the gun and or barrel.
Strap wrench and a well padded vice. Perhaps a heat gun. You can get them for $10 from Harbor Freight. You want to heat the outside and not so much the barrel. You can also get a pretty good grip on things with a bicycle inner tube.
Back away from the Vice Grips as if they were a rattlesnake.
|03-28-2010, 08:54 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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Strap wrench, put a ton of padding in the vice and use the wrench, you'll be good to go.
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