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Idahospeed
02-14-2012, 10:25 PM
Need to change out the fore grip on muh 870. Hear ya need a pickle fork sort of dealy... anyone help me out before the weekend? Orange Count area. Cash paid!

mrkam
02-14-2012, 11:26 PM
I just take a screw driver, stick it in the notch, and give it little bumps. Once it's loose enough, I just hand loosen. Same thing in reverse order to put it back on.

WmWhitfield
02-14-2012, 11:32 PM
Use your 870's slide assembly, the thing the bolt rides on, for a tool.

NewbieDave
02-15-2012, 12:12 AM
Are you talking about the castle-type nut that holds the forearm on the tube?

Use a needle-nose pliers like this...

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/cpg1410/albums/userpics/72970/normal_870_fore_arm_removal.jpg

I stick a piece of wood between the handle to keep it open, makes turning easier. If it's real tight, I've cut a piece of steel stock that will fit across the slots, vase-grip needle-nose the steel plate, turn... it'll come out.

bug_eyedmonster
02-15-2012, 1:39 AM
wow, that's creative. I used a big flat head screw driver with some electrical tape, a dead blow, and some liquid wrench. I suddenly feel inadequate. hahaha


Jerry

9mill
02-15-2012, 6:55 AM
since I don't touch the forward end of the grip anyway. I just hacksawed the front of the grip off- exposing the nut thus making life my oyster.

003
02-15-2012, 7:14 AM
I have always used a pair of needle nose pliers as shown in the picture above. My neighbor recently showed me how he used a large size flat wood drill bit - - it worked perfectly I think it was a one inch size, maybe inch and a quarter.

Barbarossa
02-15-2012, 5:15 PM
I've got a wrench, but in NorCal

BigDogatPlay
02-15-2012, 7:22 PM
I have a wrench as well, but if you want to do the real field expedient, take the bolt carrier and use that. You'll find it's a pretty good fit, and it's what it was (in part) designed for.

http://www.gunsumerreports.com/Remington_870_Express_Tactical/Remington_870_Express_Tac_66_tn.JPG