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Stuck Fake Supressor

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ben86, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Sebastian

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    The one and only :D
     
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  2. Ben86

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    Embarrassing indeed. Those pretty hands showed me how it's done.

    The proper vise block and monster strap wrench sure helped, but gotta give credit where credit is due.

    I must obtain a monster strap wrench like that. I couldn't find one locally.
     
  3. czhen

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    Not embarrassing at all, if you don't do often your strength change drastically.
    Their CS associates have to do 200 pushups between breaks.
     
  4. Ben86

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    Victolly!
     
  5. total recoil

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    Kinda' hard to believe........ I have my doubts about this... did they return the old part? Was it the original?
     
  6. MachIVshooter

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    https://www.amazon.com/OTC-7206-Mul...strap+wrench&qid=1553612838&s=gateway&sr=8-10

    I also like these

    https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-60200-...=strap+wrench&qid=1553612781&s=gateway&sr=8-8

    Of course, for removing barrels and other round things, I machine profiled 7075 aluminum blocks that fit the round thing exactly and clamp them down with my 30" vise wrench while the other end is held in in my Columbian machinist vise by appropriate means.
     
  7. Ben86

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    Hard to believe perhaps, but I got it back with the same goofy scratches I put on it and the barrel to the upper receiver.

    Now my mlok works perfect and it's noticeably lighter.

    Those linked straps look awesome. Gotta get me some.

    If anyone else has this same issue and is having a time with it I highly recommend just shipping the upper minus the handguard to Freedom Ordnance. They do it and ship it back to you for free and quickly. Great CS.
     
  8. warrenweiss

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    I took my FX-9 to a gunsmith yesterday, before I broke something or myself.

    It only took him a few minutes to get the faux suppressor off, but the strap wrench wouldn't do it. He had to break out a pipe wrench.

    I'm pretty sure the person who puts those things on is not the same woman in the videos shown removing it.
     
  9. once0217

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    I ended up using a piece of leather and a large pair of channel locks. Still a PIA.
     
  10. wally

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    Gorilla hands
    :)
     
  11. Dudedog
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    That's it.
    You didn't use the right fingernail polish! and did not have on a pink shirt.
    Always something simple;)

    Glad they got it taken care of for you.
     
  12. FL-NC

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    For future reference, the right size oil filter wrench and some rubber cut from an old floor mat from a car can do this job sometimes.
     
  13. R_P_K

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    She's got "man hands"
     
  14. FlSwampRat

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    And a good manicure.
     
  15. Kp321

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    I have had one of those strap wrenches for 30 years, Rigid brand. Mine is painted orange and is steel, the grey ones are aluminum.
     
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    Used a cigar butane lighter. Heated the end 30 seconds. Channel locks. Came right off.
     
  17. doubleh

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    When taking threaded parts apart you should heat the part being removed while keeping the part it's removed from as cold as possible. Sometimes that is difficult but the success rate is much better when that process can be done.
     
  18. FlSwampRat

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    Heat makes things expand, so if you're removing a nut from a bolt or stud, heating the nut will make it expand and loosen. If you're removing a bolt from a casting, you need to heat the thing that the bolt is in or you will be swelling an already stuck bolt.
     
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    Is there any chance it has reverse threads?
     
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    Is there any chance it has reverse threads?
     
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  21. FlSwampRat

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    Can you see any of the threads?

    I would think it unlikely, things are left hand threaded when rotational movement of the item might loosen it, I'm not seeing that as a moving part so I am guessing no.
     
  22. doubleh

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    I believe that's what I said but using less words.
     
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    sounds like might be blind pinned as per NFA short barrel extensions. They have to be welded and pinned or silver soldered and pinned. Maybe not if the company doesn't say they they have been
     
  24. shoobe01

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    I think the problem is you were insulting it. You called it a faux suppressor. See the video title: It's a "muzzle enhancer."

    :)
     
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  25. WestKentucky

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    Last really stuck muzzle device I had was one of the long skinny faux suppressors and it was a what appeared to be a dielectric reaction where the corroded material gummed it up pretty good. I smeared a thin layer of silicone on it and wrapped an old chunk of a roughed up leather belt around that and let it get glued up good and tight as the silicone dried. I put all of that into an oil filter strap wrench and used a 3 ft cheater bar. My wife had to hold the bench to keep it from flipping over but with everything clamped up well and miraculously holding it took my 280 pounds bouncing on the end of that bar. Thankfully I had a spare barrel and wasn’t super concerned on whether I twisted it in half or not. Sounds like you may have had one similarly stuck... but then again if you hold your mouth JUST right and sweet talk it...
     
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