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Bloodless
June 13, 2002, 19:53
Ok, I screwed up and need some help. I drilled right through both sides of my gas tube while attempting to fix a problem. The rifle is a L1A1. I have searched all of the threads a still do not have a step by step idea of how to remove the gas tube. Any help is appreciated, and yes I will buy the gunplumber video eventually.

New gas tube is already on its way from Tapco.

W.E.G.
June 13, 2002, 21:15
Originally posted by Bloodless
...I drilled right through both sides of my gas tube while attempting to fix a problem...

I'm not tellin' until you tell us what you were fixin' when you "drilled right through both sides!"

Blood of Tyrants
June 13, 2002, 21:21
First, take off the gas adjustment collar by removing the snap ring and sliding it off.

Next, there is a small pin that was hidden by the gas adjustment collar. Drive it out with a 1/16" pin punch. The gas tube should now simply screw out. Use a strap wrench if it sticks.

Bloodless
June 14, 2002, 06:10
gary.jeter,

I had the rifle refinished, and during the process the tube was threaded much deeper rendering the old gas escape hole useless. I was attempting to make a new hole when my bit drilled through everything.