View Full Version : German G-1 Wecsog'er
August 30, 2001, 09:14
Rec' my 2 G-1's from Tapco...very nice but 1 had the bipod screw peened (looks like with a screwdriver)at the end of the threads, apparently to keep it from backing out.
Any suggestions on how to remove and still salvage screw and clamp would be appreciated.
August 30, 2001, 09:17
You could file the peined lugs off.
Sounds like a good use for a DREMEL TOOL!!!!!!
August 30, 2001, 12:51
Nice try Stimp,but the threaded ends are flush with the clamp. And I should have said it is "staked" in place with what appears to have been a screwdriver or small chisel.Just read another post ,from yesterday, sounds like the same thing but no answers to his post. I thought,maybe, to dremel around the outer edge of the staked/peened area but don't know how hard the clamp metal is.
Still looking for ideas.....???
August 30, 2001, 13:38
Oh well...the bipods I have worked on had been staked at some point also...but were able to be disassembled/reassembled anyway.
August 30, 2001, 13:43
targeteer, my staked screws came-out with some work and heat, and the threading wasn't even finished on them. If your threading is fine, then you should just be able to unscrew them. I have never thought that staking a screw was very effective. Now, most people simply use a weak adhesive, like loctite. I would suggest being more careful than normal when chosing the right screwdriver. Get the widest and thickest one you can find. I ground down the tip of one to make it thicker, then I hit it w/ a drum sander to make the metal near the tip less tapered so that it wouldn't push itself out of the slot.
I still haven't seen someone with these screws for sale. I think these would be a great product, because they're so large and noticable that many of us would spend money to replace them.
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