I am struggling to pull a barrel off of an old EMF single action revolver. That joker is TIGHT. It does not appear to be pinned, welded, or otherwise attached beyond being threaded in. I started with degreasing the barrel. So far I have cut wooden V blocks and clamped up, it spun. I measured OD and got a slightly undersized drill bit, made a 3” bore in a 2x4 with the drill press, chopped it split it, clamped up, it spun. I tried wrapping it with a wash rag in both configurations, it spun. I tried wrapping it with scrap leather, it spun. I wrapped it with masking tape and just kept tightening the vise trying to get a good grip because that seemed to be the best grip so far...and I broke the ballscrew on my vise. Had to further destroy the vise to get the gun out. I already swapped the vise out under warranty, so now I’m back to square 1. How do I hold this barrel without destroying it? Can I use heat on the frame without damaging the frame? Cosmetically the frame is already gone because of some bubba smithing, and the ejector housing is not reattachable. This is to be a built just to have fun with it gun. I want to reuse this barrel when I get done with it, but it has to come off for some of the work I plan to do. It has a bit more BC gap than I would like so I will square that up and set it back a couple thousandths while it’s off. I’m off from work Sunday so I may get to work on it again then.