jon.benton Posted December 21, 2009 Share Posted December 21, 2009 (edited) Not questioning any other person's method of executing this, but this was mine. 1. I completely field stripped the firearm, to include the magazine spring and follower. 2. I placed the receiver where the magazine tube was hanging over the edge, weighing down the butt stock end. 3. I pointed the heat gun directly at the portion of the receiver where the magazine tube screws in. 4. I monitored the temperature and increased the heat setting on the gun until it was at about 270 degrees on the inside of the receiver and about 230 degrees on the outside, while swilling beer, watching football, and smoking a couple of cigarettes. In all, it took about 1 beer, 2 cigarettes...or about 15 minutes. 5. I placed the strap wrench on the magazine tube about 6-8 inches away from the receiver. (The tube was still cool to the touch.) 6. I leaned my forearm on the receiver (with a pot-holder on top) and maintained pressure while I firmly unscrewed the magazine tube with the strap wrench. 7. I was lucky in that most of the lock-tight remained on the magazine tube; I cleaned the receiver threads with a brass cleaning brush. 8. I screwed in Kip's tube, placed in a Brownell's follower (Red Aluminum) and installed the spring that came with the Ti tube. 9. Confirmed that it would hold 7 x 2 3/4 inch dummy rounds. See below pics: Edited December 21, 2009 by jon.benton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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