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using locktite on firearms

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Smiley, Jun 11, 2003.

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  1. Smiley

    Smiley Member

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    In the past I have used loctight on a replacment trigger for my Savage 10FP and also for the scope base mounts for the same. I was hanging out witha friend of mine who was complaing of his scopes coming loose during a recent range visit. We both concluded that using some loctight would be a good idea.


    I figured I would also run it by the THR crowd. I was planning on using the blue loctight for the scope bases and mount on my rifles. Is there anything that you suggest doing or not doing in this endevour?
     
  2. juicy

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    i have loctite on my threads on my m1a


    hell the arms manual tells you to use it, remember just on the threads... no need to cover the entire screw with it, take your time, you'll be fine
    :)
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Moving to gunsmithing.
     
  4. Erich

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    Personally, I'd go for blue loctite, not red.
     
  5. Walt Sherrill

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    Blue, not red.

    And if you ever have to remove a "loc-tite"ed part, heat it with a soldering iron or other source of heat (if possible), and it'll break loose.
     
  6. Erich

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    Thanks for the tip, Walt! Hope I never need it!
     
  7. mete

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    No problem ,it's used often. Loctite and epoxy usually breaks loose when heated to 400F.
     
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