Browning SA-22 Stock Removal


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JeffWarner
April 4, 2013, 05:15 PM
I own a 1970's Browning SA-22. The stock is held on the receiver by a "stock nut" (part #46 in the diagram). What tool have folks used to turn the nut?

http://www.brownells.com/schematics/Browning-/Semi-Auto-22-sid392.aspx#s9657sid392

I've poked around the internet a bit ... but have come up dry.

Thanks, Jeff

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EmbarkChief
April 4, 2013, 05:54 PM
Well, I have found that the handle of a choke tube wrench fits just right :) You can even put the mag tube through the "choke hole" for leverage. The "right" way would be a very large flathead screwdriver...

JeffWarner
April 5, 2013, 12:46 PM
Thanks! That was what I needed. A choke wrench seems like a better fit than a screw driver ... and it would have to be pretty big to span the nut.

Does the mag tube rotate in the stock when you try to "unscrew" the stock nut? I could see the stock nut staying frozen on the tube while the mag tube is backed out. I figured I could stick a piece of plastic in the feed slot to keep it from rotating.


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Well, I have found that the handle of a choke tube wrench fits just right You can even put the mag tube through the "choke hole" for leverage. The "right" way would be a very large flathead screwdriver...

paintballdude902
April 5, 2013, 01:01 PM
a quarter fits well IIRC

EmbarkChief
April 5, 2013, 03:10 PM
IIRC the mag tube does not rotate but it has been at least 10 years since I've done this.

JeffWarner
April 24, 2013, 03:52 PM
Thanks guys....

JeffWarner
June 20, 2013, 09:33 AM
a quarter fits well IIRC

Paintballdude ... that tipped worked out well. I had the SA-22 in the field, the stock came loose. I remembered your post, problem solved. It seems silly that I couldn't have figured it out by myself.

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