View Full Version : M1A owners...Help Needed!

r8dr rider
06-14-2012, 6:12 PM
I can't for the life of me open the compartment in the butt stock to store the cleaning kit. This is for a Socom II but I'm sure all M1A hinged butt stocks work the same. I attached a pic (sorry if its big, looks fine on my Android.)

06-14-2012, 6:14 PM
Give it some real effort, they can at first be difficult.

06-14-2012, 6:34 PM
Unscrew the entire assembly and make sure there isn't a metal burr inside. Then put some lubriplate on it and you should be GTG.

E Pluribus Unum
06-14-2012, 6:36 PM
Holy bifocals batman.... that gives me a headache to look at it!

Get rough with it.. it will open...

r8dr rider
06-14-2012, 6:45 PM
So do I push in both tabs? Or just the one on the left?

06-14-2012, 6:46 PM
Use a flat head, thick punch, or some other tool to press the left clip in and it will pop right open.

r8dr rider
06-14-2012, 7:53 PM
Whoo hoo Thx Cal guns! I had to take the entire plate off its a b3 itch. Thx to Tack425 I would've never thought.

06-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Glad to help..just remember the lower screw is the longer of the 2 so it will hold in your rear sling loop in place..Glad to hear you fixed it

06-15-2012, 6:09 AM
Cant see the pic:shock: lOl...OP what TACK425 said, had the same issues with mine, Congrats BTW.