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Intimidating Takedowns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yo Mama, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Member

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    What gun that you own scares you to fully strip?

    For me, Keltec pf9, and Taurus pt145. My 1911s are easy now.

    I figure the only way to take these fully down requires a bit more confidence than I have in me.

    How about you?
     
  2. Robert

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    None. All of mine are easy to tear down and put back together, at least for me.
     
  3. essayons21

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    Ma Duece

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    Field stripped, which isn't too bad. Complete takedown is a PITA

    oh wait, that I own...

    Probably my S&W 686. Once the side plate comes off it looks like the inside of a clock.

    Or really any gun with a really nice finish.
     
  4. shotgunjoel

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    essayons21, that cleaning rod is hilarious. How many pieces is that!?
     
  5. DasFriek

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    Ruger MKIII 22/45 was a nightmare when i first got it.
    My 1911 took 8 hours to put put back together my first tear down, Now i can do it in less than 2 minutes.
    All of them become easy with practice.
     
  6. burley

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    I have yet to bust down a CZ decocker. It shouldn't be that bad though. I did my P 22 and that was an experience. You don't get the relation and how small all those parts are untill they're spread on a table and you start to doubt yourself.
     
  7. essayons21

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    Never really counted, but at least enough for a 45" barrel.

    FWIW, I personally hate taking down Mk19s more, if only for the damage to my knuckles that occurs when reinstalling the bolt. I still have scars from "Mk19 thumb"
     
  8. Guy de Loimbard

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    I don't like Ruger Mk III's. You shouldn't have to have a rubber mallet to take a gun apart.
     
  9. cleardiddion

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    Ruger 10/22 trigger group. This one was a PITA. First time I took it apart all the pieces and springs started shooting off in all directions.
    Remington 522r.
     
  10. FLAvalanche

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    Makes two of us. And let's not forget all those damn washers inside the sear....

    Look at the bright side. Not to many people on the earth know what an ogive plunger is.
     
  11. Broken11b

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    Ahhh... hate the MK 19 disassembly, makes the M2 look like a dream.

    Of the stuff I own, the Mosin-Nagant has the toughest bolt take down, everything else is smooth.
     
  12. LiquidTension

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    I had to take the action of a Marlin 60 to a gunsmith once. I delivered the parts in a bag. Never again.
     
  13. armoredman

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    I saw the title, and thought "lady wrestlers"...but I digress. Ruger 22 pistols always were as ain to me. Ma Duece never bothered me back in the day, just trying not to get impaled by the main spring. Bolt was easy. M-60, I hated that thing, too many parts you could install upside down and backwards...can't remember now what they were, last time I touched either one was 21 years ago. :)
     
  14. mustang_steve

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    Yep, a Marlin 60 can be a bit fun to work on....my first time working on a rifle was doing the trigger job on mine. Took me 10 mins to get it apart, 3 hours to figure out what I was doing, an hour to do the work, an hour to get it all back together.

    Somewhere in there was about 20 bucks worth of cuss words (at a nickle a word).
     
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    A Broomhandle Mauser. It was a gift, no manual with it, but that didn't stop me! Taking it down was interesting, putting it back together was half the night. I got a manual right after. They are great old pistols, just for people that like jigsaw puzzles.
     
  16. Shadow 7D

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    The 240 and m249 are 'fun' too. Personally to pieces, the MKIII and a CZ83

    The 83 has a nasty habit, the sear spring leg goes to the hammer block, and if you don't get it in the little groove, you get all those nasty side effects of a loose sear... Yeah, there is a reason they have the tech number and the fact that factory reassembly is $70 stickied over on surplusrilfe
     
  17. Vyacheslav

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    i had an SKS, takedown was simple but getting that trigger group back in was hell
     
  18. Derek Zeanah

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    I never minded the M60 - used to be the fastest in my platoon with it.

    I agree on the Ma Deuce though. Never got it together correctly on the first try.
     
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    i'll second, or third, or whatever the ruger mk series. i took a mkii in on trade. it was crispy inside. wall to wall bullet lube, unburnt powder, bullet plating, old lube, and dead bugs. all the way apart, cleaned, and back together was a four hour task.
     
  20. JohnBiltz

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    Its not so much about taking it apart as putting it back together with me.
     
  21. TeamPrecisionIT

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    The Luger P08 Artillery Model and P22 are the biggest pain's I have. My other are all real simple or I wouldn't own them. Part of my requirement is being able to detail strip it myself with less than three tools - light hammer, punch and maybe a screwdriver if necessary for detail stripping.

    Damian
     
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    I've found my Luger to be a challenge at first as well. Is the takedown/assembly procedure for the Artillery model different from the standard model?
     
  23. Rogue6

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    My Luger's the one for me, too. Although I have to admit I haven't yet tried to disassemble my new-to-me 98k. There's some weird hole in the butt that you're supposed to use to take the bolt - I have no idea how that works.
     
  24. Shadow 7D

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    Actually, I would like to change my above, the MK3 for take down, and the CZ for reassembly.
     
  25. Rusty Shackleford

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    Just thought this would be the opportune time for a quick story...

    One time, when I was about 12 years old, my neighbor and I were cleaning our paintball guns. I had detail stripped mine before and had a really hard time putting it all back together. But the one thing I remembered from the manual was that the bolt had to be dropped beforehand to make sure the springs weren't under tension. While I watched him take his gun apart, I told him to drop the bolt at least five times before he lifted the cover off. Each time I mentioned this, he cussed at me and told me he knew what he was doing(he was about 16 years old at the time).

    ...When the cover opened an inch, about 15 tiny springs went flying in every direction all over his extremely messy room. He paused for a second, realized what just happened and then yelled the F word at the top of his lungs.

    We never did find all those springs.
     
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