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Old 05-27-2011, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Shiboleth View Post
I'm having a heck of a time getting the wood off of the upper handguard. I tried using a crescent wrench, and tried clamping one end in the vice but the wood won't budge. I'm afraid of doing damage by trying to force it. I'm giving it liberal amounts of WD-40 and I'll try again in the morning. Are there any tricks to doing this, or anyone have any ideas?
No tricks that I know of, clamp flat steel part in the vice and twist the wood 180. These can break in half sometimes too so beware. If it's just not going to come of for you without breaking you can re-finish it without taking it off the gas tube, just put a little blue painters tape over the metal part while you sand the wood. The top hand guards go for around $10 just in case it does break.
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