CJan_NH Posted July 11, 2010 Share Posted July 11, 2010 (edited) First off, thanks for looking Before I end up destroying my beloved, irreplaceable M3 I think I need some professional help in removing the magazine tube. I've read the older how-to threads here about removing M1/M2 mag tubes and I assumed it would be similar, but clearly I'm doing something wrong. Per the advice of the other posts I purchased a heat gun and heated the receiver up to liquefy the thread locker. However, I can't seem to break the tube free no matter how hard I try-and I've heated the receiver up so much that the plastic forend support has started to deform Since there are no flats on the tube I'm having a hard time getting a decent grip on it. I've tried wrapping the tube with tape and attacking it with a pair of slip joint Channel Locks, but I'm afraid of harming the receiver by applying too much force. Is it just a matter of getting medieval on the tube after it's heated? I was under the impression that it should be relatively easy to break free once heated-so what am I doing wrong? These tubes have standard threads-lefty loosey, righty tighty right? Thank you in advance for your help. It looks like I'm going to have a problem finding a forend support for my shotgun (serial number M087940), so I don't want to make things worse and try again without professional help. Edited July 11, 2010 by CJan_NH Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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