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Tips or tool to remove magazine spring?


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You need a good set of snap ring pliers. Something like the Channellock brand that hold the tips in firmly. If you try to use one of those sets that are floppy donkey ducks, it’ll just twist on you and cause you problems. 

Some of the Briley carbon fiber tubes are quite tight and require you to squeeze quite hard in order to compress the spring retainer enough to fit inside the tube. 

Some guys even use a hole clamp to squeeze the retainer enough to fit part way, then release the hose clamp and hammer the retainer the rest of the way in with a rubber mallet. 

I personally prefer having the retainer in place. Your garage fluorescent light tubes with have less anxiety and there is a lot less chance of getting smacked in the mouth by that can of snakes. 

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