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HB
February 24, 2010, 09:27 PM
I have a Browning Buckmark Hunter with a 7.25 inch barrel but I need to swap it out to a shorter barrel for a match I'll be shooting shortly. The screw I need to remove to swap barrels is stuck very tightly. Is there any tips to getting it unscrewed?
I've heard the newer production runs have something like lock-tite keeping them secure so this may be a challenge. It seems like this should be fairly straight forward but I've always been a little slow...

Thanks,
HB

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sandsage
February 24, 2010, 10:59 PM
Carefully apply heat - to the screw if possible - use a soldering iron. Some folks have had success with a heat gun on the frame, you need to be careful to not damage any plastic/rubber parts. Alternate the heat with trying to turn the screw.

HB
February 25, 2010, 12:16 AM
Thanks. I'll try a soldering iron directly on the screw. I'll remove all springs and plastic bits i can reach to avoid damage.

HB

RUT
February 25, 2010, 11:10 AM
>>I'll try a soldering iron directly on the screw<<

If you do that, the screw itself will expand and you'll never get it out!!

KingTiger
February 25, 2010, 02:21 PM
When I swapped barrels on mine the hex screw wouldn't budge at first. I put it in a vise with the barrel pointing up and filled the cavity around the screw with Kroil & let it soak over night. Came out easily the next day.

HB
February 26, 2010, 12:37 AM
Hmm, maybe I'll try the Kroil first then. Seems like a smaller chance of damage... Or I could buy another pistol :D

David E
February 26, 2010, 12:46 AM
Be sure and use a proper-fitting bit for the screw.

kludge
February 26, 2010, 01:32 AM
Do NOT damage that screw or the threads it goes into. :D

HB
February 28, 2010, 02:03 AM
Tried the penetrating oil then used a long wrench to loosen it. Thanks for the help

toivo
February 28, 2010, 06:13 PM
>>I'll try a soldering iron directly on the screw<<

If you do that, the screw itself will expand and you'll never get it out!!

Heat it to break the seal of the Loctite. Then let it cool before trying to remove the screw.

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