View Full Version : Removing the Front Gas block? Methods
January 14, 2003, 12:05
I would like to explore some alternative methods for removal and replacement of a metric front gas block, other than the true WECSOG way of beating it off with a big hammer.
I was thinking about a 12 ton shop press ?
or any other suggestions?
January 14, 2003, 17:44
Did you try warming it slightly before whacking it with a medium mallet?
January 14, 2003, 18:15
I just put one on an Argentine barrel I got in the Tapco "missing parts" parts kit. Heated the gas block in the oven and stuck the barrel in the freezer and it went on fairly easily. Used a piece of pipe slightly larger ID than the barrel and gave it a few good whacks with a medium size hammer. Lining it up before whacking it on was the hardest part but when it was done the holes all lined up perfect. Just my 2 cents
January 14, 2003, 18:42
The 12 ton will work fine. Secure the gasblock in the press and press the barrel out of it. (make sure you take the pin out first!!!)
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