So just how do you remve the buttstosck from an RRA?


shadow 1
November 1, 2003, 02:14 PM
Yeah, picked mine up today, after a 3 week wait, dealer had to order, now I got it and want to intsall a GG&G Single Point Sling Attachment.

So I break out their manual and no instructions on how to remove.
Any ideas, suggestions, theories, magic spells welcome...

Thanks in advance guys.

BTW, it's a RRA Entry Model and I have added an Aimpoint N2 to it, somewhere down the line I will add a SF weapons light. But right now that's about it.

Sorry if this a FNG question...But hey, I am an FNG to ARs

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November 1, 2003, 02:48 PM
Not exactly sure which model you have, but after looking at the website I am going to assume you have an A1/A2 style non-collapsible buttstock.

On the very rear, where the rifle sits in your shoulder (Butt plate) you should have two screw holes. Remove the top screw and the buttstock should come off.

If you have a pinned collapsible buttstock, you will likely need a spanner wrrench to remove the buttstock. I haven't ever saw one of these pinned stocks personally, so I can't comment for sure.

hope this helps

shadow 1
November 1, 2003, 02:58 PM
Thanks Bro!! Yup, that will prolly do it, but the %^$^ screw is in there TIGHT:banghead:

Started to mess up the head so I stopped and will wait for those more experienced than I to help me with it.

Hey, hows Germany these days...was there from 79-87 in Wiesbaden as a dependent.

November 1, 2003, 03:36 PM
Germany is cold and rainy these days. Not bad right yet, but will definately get worse within the next month.

As for the screw, they can be a real bear to get out. I suggest seperating the upper and lower, placing the fron of the lower between your feet, while sitting down (or standing), use a screw driver of the correct size to turn the screw out. The important thing here is the correct screwdriver, and one that will give you good leverage.

I have also used a screwdriver blade (very large), chusked into a drill to remove these screw in mass quantities. This worked really well and if you get a good drill with lots of torque, makes the job very easy.

shadow 1
November 1, 2003, 04:05 PM
Roger That, will be in-country next week...

November 1, 2003, 04:49 PM
M16A2, M4, M4A1 Unit and Direct Support Maintenance Manual - TM 9-1005-319-23 (

shadow 1
November 1, 2003, 05:09 PM
Thanks HK! Got it all sqaured away. The manual they sent with my RRA is a copy of the FM!! Plus some additional RRA stuff in it.

Thanks Glockster, all set up, have my Single Point installed, no I have to work it to see if I like it.

Jim K
November 1, 2003, 08:20 PM
Hi, guys,

I think Glockster may have the right idea, but using a drill as a drill to remove screws is not too good an idea. If it slips, it can really chew things up.

A better way is to use a drill PRESS, chuck a stubby screw driver blade (like those sold with power drivers) into it, then lay the rifle, suitably padded, on the locked drill press table, screw head toward the chuck.

Then bring the screwdriver bit down into the screw slot, moving the work or table as necessary, lock the press and turn the chuck manually (no power). This can put on a lot of force, and the locked press keeps the driver from slipping out of the slot.


November 1, 2003, 09:27 PM
A couple of other methods to break a screw loose are to put the screwdriver blade in the screw and rap on the end of the screwdriver a few times with a hammer. Another one I learned from an older electrician is to attempt to tighten the screw, then loosen, then tighten, etc. It actually works.

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