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Buckmark Question!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by HB, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. HB

    HB Member

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    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
     
  2. sandsage

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    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.
     
  3. HB

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    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
     
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    >>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!!
     
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    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.
     
  6. HB

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    Hmm, maybe I'll try the Kroil first then. Seems like a smaller chance of damage... Or I could buy another pistol :D
     
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    Be sure and use a proper-fitting bit for the screw.
     
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    Do NOT damage that screw or the threads it goes into. :D
     
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    Tried the penetrating oil then used a long wrench to loosen it. Thanks for the help
     
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    Heat it to break the seal of the Loctite. Then let it cool before trying to remove the screw.
     
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