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removing a2 buffer tube

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by 02limitedwj, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. 02limitedwj

    02limitedwj

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    im having a problem removing my fixed stock buffer tube...i cant get the tube off...what is the best way to get it off...should i use a strap wrench to remove it or is there a better way to go about this???
     
  2. bdh_1

    bdh_1 Millennium Member

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    The best way is to use the appropriate multi-tool/armorer's wrench or combination wrench on the butt end of the receiver extension. A strap wrench may work if the extension hasn't had loctite applied and you can overcome the approximately 35 - 39 ft/lbs of torque that the TM specifies. Pay attention to the buffer retaining pin when removing the receiver extension as the extension is what captures the pin into the lower.
     

  3. 02limitedwj

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    I had a ar15 wrench with multiple wrenches on it but none of them fit the buffer tube...should I get another one..if so which one...right now I have a ncstar tarw
     
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    M249SAW Rescue Jockey

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    If the buffer detent is already out and the stock is off the tube it should just unscrew. There shouldnt be a castle nut on an A2.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Just use a standard open end wrench! I think it is a 1/2" or 9/16"
    You could also use a 8" or 10" adjustable wrench for a bit more leverage
     
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    ok thanks guys ill get a standard open wrench when i get off work today and see if that helps