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Old 10-07-2009, 3:57 PM
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Default Removing bullet button

I need help removing my BB. Does anyone know of any good methods? I am not sure what type I have. It just says "bullet button".


Looks like this:





I've heard one way to remove it is to press the button in really hard and the magazine catch will pop out enough so that you can unscrew it from the other end. But it never pops out enough to unscrew it. Do I need to hammer it out?


Also tried to use some flat nose pliers, but none of mine would fit. Went to the local hardware store and could not find one small enough to fit inside of it either.


Tried pushing it out but a bunch of different types of objects (small diameter punch, small screw drivers, closed pliers) and just scratched up the paint on the button and lower.


But, now I can pull out the big black thing in this pic:




But just a little bit, always pops back in. I have no idea if that means I am on the right track or not.

Kind of confused on how to take it out.

Don't want to spend $35, another 10 day wait, another lock, all the gas/time or whatever it is to buy a featureless lower. No gun stores near me sell featureless lowers either, and I don't have $500 to buy one from a gun store anyways. I'd rather take this one out and then buy my own slip grip or MMG without the fees or hassles.
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Old 10-07-2009, 4:31 PM
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to remove the bullet button you should be able to just use a flat head screwdriver that will fit into the hole and unscrew the nut(smaller black piece in picture) and then the whole assembly will come out when that nut comes off.

if the screwdriver can't get enough purchase on the nut, you may have to take a file or dremel and cut a slot into it so it has two tips on the ends that will go around the center shaft of the mag lever and fit into the grooves on the nut.
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Old 10-07-2009, 4:33 PM
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Worst case scenario is that you drill out the mag catch from the back side to get it out of the lower.
Then I mount the reciever in the mill and use a tap to draw the bullet button housing out of the receiver.
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Old 10-07-2009, 4:35 PM
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You'll need one of these:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-498-freelock-tool.aspx
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If you're up for a good read, you can follow my thread of pain when I had a stuck bullet button and got some good advice from here on how to get it out.

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Old 10-07-2009, 9:22 PM
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Well, that seems like too much trouble than it is worth.

Too bad, I really wanted an affordable lower with an A2 stock. Guess I'll stick with AKs.


I'll probably be putting the lower up for sale or trade. If anyone has a reasonably priced .223 or .22 AK and would not mind a BB equipped AR lower, PM me.
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Old 10-14-2009, 6:45 PM
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Default Removing "Bullet Button"

Flogger23m:

You need one of these little SS tools I made in my home shop. The 2 small tools in the back of photo. Easy to use. Easy to make too. OOPS...these don't have the milled cutouts yet. Also I do not use loctite as I simply keep an eye and use the tool to adjust if needed. Loctite is great stuff, but not here.

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In the back is a long tool that is complete.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:33 PM
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Do you have your version of the tool available for sale?

I'd be interested!

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i remove mine with a ballpoint pen, when i visit my moms in co. Just catch an edge of that castle nut and spin it out. But i built my own, and didnt loctite it. Its really not hard. It doesnt sound like theres anything wrong with the op's bullet button. He just doesnt know how to take it off.
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Victory:

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Old 10-15-2009, 9:16 PM
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Are you still unable to remove your BB? I'm assuming it's stuck due to Loc-Tite? Try some deep penetrating oil (oil use to break stubborn rusted bolts free). I've also had success using the Free-Lock Tool:

http://metaldogtactical.com/freelocktool.html
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Old 10-23-2009, 6:53 PM
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Default Removing "Bullet Button"

Flogger23m:

I now have a few new "Bullet Button" tools available to try on your Loctite nut and here is a pic as promised.

The small one is a standard 304 stainless steel one while the dark one below the bulls-eye is a larger one made from O-1 tool steel and heat treated with a 1/4" handle for more leverage and the large one above the bull is the "BB" tool from hell with a 5/16" T-handle.
Success is near. I will PM you to set up a time.

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Old 10-30-2009, 8:34 PM
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Default Removing "Bullet Button"

Well Calgunners ------- All turned out well.

We got the BB nut loose with little effort and the right tool. No heat needed.

There was Loctite or some other sealant but came off with out a hitch.
These pics were taken in Flogger23m's trunk & didn't think lighting was enough to show the tool used to eliminate Flogger's problem

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