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May 06, 2009, 16:21
Help, I cant get my gas plug out. I've turned it 1/4 turn clockwuse and it pops up but won't come out I've pulled on it but still won't come out. I don't want to cause any damage what can I do, I've put some breakfree in the tube to loosen which i'll clean out once it's out but what else thanks a bunch in advance
May 06, 2009, 18:09
Probably some "crusty" buildup down inside the locking lugs.
If you have a thin enough hollow tube get some cleaner in thru the gas vent & let it sit muzzle down, attacking the crud from the inside.
Try push back down & rotate a few times to break up the crud then try again.
If that doesn't work use a stiff rod & hammer to tap on the other end of the gas piston to pop it free, after making sure it is unlocked & partly popped out again.
May 06, 2009, 18:52
Push button needs to be at 6 o'clock.
Then you can bash it out by all violence necessary.
May 06, 2009, 19:37
thanks a bunch just put some more breakfree in it an will let it sit for awhile and then if it does'nt work i'll try the rod thks for your advice you guye are great I'll let you know what happens
May 07, 2009, 10:21
I'll let you know what happens
I'll bet you didn't know I was a TV Telepathic sidekick/medium in a prior incarnation.:eek:
The piston & spring will eject about 3' & leave black greasy treadmarks all over the new white carpet, the gas plug will shoot under the largest, least movable item of furniture in the whole house.
But at least you'll have gotten that sucker out of there.:rofl:
May 07, 2009, 11:20
May 07, 2009, 13:48
Somehow, I just knew that was gonna be the next post:biggrin: :bow: :bow: :bow:
May 08, 2009, 10:19
Thanks Guys, that picture does''nt look to comfortable! It reminded me of the first time I cleaned a 1911 and unlocked the springcap, it shot across the room and cracked a tape deck on my stereo! Sorry about the head W.E.G.! We'll I used the wood rod like you guy's suggested and was able to get it out, thanks alot, its still stiff but I'll have to work on that crud more again thanks very much! This was on a used gun I bought so I was anxious to test it out! It ended up shooting well a little to the right but I'll fix that. Its a old thumbstock L1A, that I'll replace the stock on as soon as I get the funds! thxs again and good shooting!
May 08, 2009, 11:20
Glad we could help, & provide a little cabaret:beer:
May 08, 2009, 13:08
Definately a lotta humor!:smile: Brownknees you right about all the misshaps getting it out, (btw if you don't mind whats brownknees is that a military ref.) I used a wood dowel of the wifes and cracked that and then spilled some oil on the carpet luckily its gray white and black blend and it happened to miss the newspaper laid out of course but hit a black specle so it blended in! after wiping up> I read your posts so at least the mussle and gas plug were pointing down when it shot out so it wasn't to hard to find, but it was a fun adventure and I got to know the gun better thks:beer:
May 08, 2009, 14:50
You should try a bent gas piston, a siezed gas adjustment ring & a jammed gas plug in a field of long grass, all in the same rifle (not mine).:uhoh: My favourite trick for removing anything spring-loaded is to put a big garbage bag over the end bits will fly out of.;)
"Brownknees" is old Brit military slang for someone experienced. It comes from the new guy wearing shorts in the middle east where fishbelly-white knees were a warning of dumb things about to happen.:biggrin: Usual "intro" was to be sent out to wait for & report on the annual camel migration.:eek:
May 08, 2009, 15:55
...and I always thought it had something to do with "the munchies."
May 08, 2009, 17:45
Oohhh! you have those brownies.:rofl:
May 08, 2009, 20:13
I thought it had to do with some military term, I spent 22 yrs in the Army Reserves, !st 11 yrs enlisted as a medic, etc. then next 11 as an RN "occifer", so it seemed like one. thanks for the help, I've got a couple of 5.56's but for the last while I've really felt better w/ the 7.62 a liitle more bang and FN's are just sleek & elegant machines we'll anyway ....... have a good one!
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