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#5595981 - 02/12/15 11:55 AM Ar 15 flash hider removeal
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Any one have some tips to remove the flash hider of a ar 15 barrel? I have the wrench but cant get the flash hider to move.

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#5595986 - 02/12/15 11:59 AM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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I laid mine on the ground, tightened the wrench and used a piece of pipe on the wrench for leverage. If you don't have a cheater pipe try applying pressure with your foot

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#5595989 - 02/12/15 12:00 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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Be careful! You might need a clamshell for the upper, and a vice to hold it. I've done it several times and it's usually a no-brainer, but if yours is too tight, there is a real danger of breaking your gun.
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#5595993 - 02/12/15 12:02 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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We had a problem removing one from an AR recently. We ended up using some Kroil penetrating oil and letting it sit for a while. Still took a little bit of muscle, but it came off.
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#5596003 - 02/12/15 12:10 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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i tried penetrating old. With no luck. I will look for a clamshall and see if that works.

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#5596134 - 02/12/15 01:09 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Big crescent wrench to get a lot of torque on it...
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#5596137 - 02/12/15 01:12 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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Registered: 06/11/11
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Make sure it's not pinned. Might have to heat it up slightly with a heat gun. I've seen loctite on some before.

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#5596177 - 02/12/15 01:36 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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i will check for a pin. I tried standing on the lower and trying to remove it but it would not move. Might have to have a gun smith look at it. I dont want bend the upper or barrel since I dont have a clamshell.

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#5596186 - 02/12/15 01:42 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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Clamp the barrel in a vise between a couple pieces of wood.
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#5596518 - 02/12/15 05:08 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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I'd try to heat it (mildly, of course) and see if it will move then, since you're already tried the oil with no luck.
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#5596622 - 02/12/15 06:05 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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use a vise. if you need help. just shout out. having the right tools will keep you from jacking the barrel.
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#5596653 - 02/12/15 06:21 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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I have to do this same thing with the SR 556.
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#5596963 - 02/12/15 08:43 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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A vice and a couple of wood blocks to clamp on the barrel. Loosen with a 3/4 inch wrench

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#5597022 - 02/12/15 09:15 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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Come by my office on Saturday...we have all the correct tools and can take a look at it for you.
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#5597835 - 02/13/15 12:05 PM Re: Ar 15 flash hider removeal [Re: cavediver]
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I had this problem a couple weeks ago...took a lighter and heated the end for a few seconds and it came off easier.

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