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r8dr rider
06-14-2012, 7:12 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.)
http://i.imgur.com/2OT7g.jpg

odysseus
06-14-2012, 7:14 PM
Give it some real effort, they can at first be difficult.

Tack425
06-14-2012, 7:34 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, 7:36 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, 7:45 PM
So do I push in both tabs? Or just the one on the left?

cfusionpm
06-14-2012, 7:46 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, 8:53 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.

Tack425
06-14-2012, 11:12 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

MrExel17
06-15-2012, 7:09 AM
Cant see the pic:shock: lOl...OP what TACK425 said, had the same issues with mine, Congrats BTW.