View Full Version : How to get a R1 gas block off?
August 22, 2001, 17:12
Is this easy ha ha, or hard to do? Do you use heat and a big hammer? :confused:
August 22, 2001, 17:20
I just used a flatted out cold chisel and judicious application of a BFH. The flat face of the chisel matched the protruting ring of the G/B; dumb luck! Tapping all around in even strokes, applying more arm to the BFH as needed. Mine sounded different once it broke free, and got more hollow sounding the farther it went. Had to use hammer/chisel combo almost all the way, last couple of tenths, managed to "wring" it off.
Went back on the same way, ta-da!
Good luck, keep swingin',
btw: I used no heat
August 22, 2001, 18:06
Use a piece of wood, at least between the chisel & block. Even hammering, so the block doesn't get crooked & bind,
then it's just a matter of time. A little heat might help get it started,
but it's all even hammering after.
Same technique for SKS & AK's.
August 22, 2001, 20:58
I haven't done a R1, but don't they have a pin to drive out before beating them off. The STG's do and I believe the R1's do also. Look next to the retaining spring for the gas adjustment for what looks like a pin. I don't mean to sound redundant, but no one mentioned the pin. The STG did require a little coaxing (after an application of penetrating oil).
Then come the blocks and hammer. This is just in case you didn't notice the pin. No one mentioned one. :eek:
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