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how do i remove the butt stock from my Remington 20 gauge?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by blatantsubtlety, Sep 30, 2009.

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  1. blatantsubtlety

    blatantsubtlety Member

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    so here i have my shotgun all torn down. (everything but the butt end) i want to take the butt off the gun for paint. how can i do this, anyone have any clue? there is a threded tubular/rod inside. i think its a rod?

    thanks,
    blatantsubtlety
     
  2. batex

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    All 870's I've dealt with have had the butt stock attached with a long bolt that you remove with a flat blade screwdriver. The threaded bolt is about 6" long or so and screws into the rear of the receiver. Take the recoil pad off and shine a light down the cavity in the stock...you will see what I'm talking about. It takes a BIG screwdriver and sometimes they can be on pretty tight. It might be useful to clamp a vise grip plier to the screwdriver shaft to provide a little extra torque to loosen the screw. Hope this helps.
     
  3. ArmedBear

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    Great instructions.

    Addendum, since you didn't say what kind of Remington.:)

    If it's a semiauto (1100 or 11-87) the instructions are the same, but there's a nut with a slot in it on the end of the buffer tube in the stock (the 870 just has a bolt).

    Remove the buttplate, and shine a flashlight down the hole in the end of the buttstock, and you'll see what the nut/bolt that you have to remove looks like.
     
  4. Virginian

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    Some of the newer ones actually have a hex headed bolt instead of the old screw slot, so a ratchet, extension, and socket will be needed.
    Those are two phillips head screws that hold the recoil pad on.
     
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    Be sure to use a little oil on the screwdriver that takes the butt pad off. You risk stripping out the screw slots on the philips screws when the driver hangs up in the pad.
     
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    Oil or liquid dish soap will work well also. Go easy - if you have to totally manhandle it with cheater bars on the socket or screwdriver - be careful.....(I broke a stock doing that)
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    Vegetable oil and mineral oil work fine, too. Baby oil. Anything that won't attack the material of the recoil pad.

    Most manufacturers specify torque, but who ever uses a torque wrench for that?:)

    You might want to use a dab of purple or blue loc-tite when putting it back together, so you don't have to overtighten it so it doesn't come loose like my 1100 used to do regularly.
     
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    My stock cracked trying to disassemble it because they had used some red material, maybe red loctite, and when trying to loosen it, the stock cracked through the wrist - hence the word of caution
     
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