View Full Version : FN receiver stub removal made easier
December 21, 2001, 18:56
I have posted a couple pics on my web site for those of you looking for a easier way to remove those stubborn receiver stubs from the barrel. This is the absolute easiest way I have come across yet and take a total of 10 minutes or less. And it does not matter how hard the receiver was screwed on, this will take care of the problem.
Click on FN receiver removal on my web site.
December 21, 2001, 20:43
substitute the hacksaw for:Cut off wheel (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=36573)
and you cut it down to ~ 3 minutes.
I remember the first time a friend and I did this, it took us hours...
December 22, 2001, 10:02
Hello Gavin. Only a couple hours?
Geez, my first STG that I got a hold of several years ago took a couple months for me to figure out a way to remove that thing.
I tried WD40, heat, hammering, good old wrench and more. finially my friend got a hold of a jumbo wrench and very nice vise. Together we got it removed.
December 22, 2001, 10:23
yeah - we placed the barrel in a vise (it MIGHT have been padded haha) then used an air hammer to pound it off. Ugh.
Live and learn
Mad Dog 7.62
December 22, 2001, 17:14
Uh, Rhineland, I think you could pretty easily have a accident with that screwdriver and put a gouge in your chamber. Try a big chisel, inserted in the cocking handle slot parallel to the reciever.
December 22, 2001, 17:21
I did the same thing with a dremel cut off and a big chisel. Worked great!
December 22, 2001, 17:25
Thanks for the tip,Rhinelander,
I just finished taking a stub off the Imbel kit. Dremel with cutting wheel..cold chisel..hammer...time about 15 minutes. Didn't cut all the way through..a couple smacks on the chisel in the cocking lever slot separated the stub and it unscrewed by hand.
This forum is a wealth of information and I thank you all..
Merry Christmas!!!!! :)
December 22, 2001, 17:53
I drilled a bunch of little holes in a line on the under side and through the magwell lip(where the front catch is,BTW this was the hardest part of the stud!could barely file it) and then used chisl on it to crack it open.the chisel was dented by the mag well also,but cut through the rest of it.came right off
December 23, 2001, 21:34
Your idea worked great. I nicked the barrel threads a might (maybe a 32nd of an inch on the first four threads) with the hacksaw. Couldn't get the screwdriver to work so I used a "nail setter" in the slot for the cocking handle and the stub split without any more problems. Took 15 minutes tops. I had been wanting to check the barrel alignment with my Imbel receiver (and this could not be done with the receiver stub in place). The barrel got hand tight at 10 o'clock position which should be close to perfect to install the barrel. Thanks for the tip.
December 24, 2001, 12:36
Hvae been doing basically the same thing but using an air powered high speed cut off wheel and a big chisel. Barley nicked the threads on the first one but the next 3 came out perfect.
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