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Barrel vise? #6934378
10/26/17 02:03 PM
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Hi everyone,

I've got an AR with a muzzle device that I'd like to remove. Unfortunately, the manufacturer did a superb installation job and it's clearly going to require the use of a vice to hold things in place during the removal process. What do you use for this type of work and do you have any hints or tips?


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Make sure the muzzle devise is not Loctite on. Some use this, and will require a heating to loosen it up. A simple vise will work, with something soft against the barrel to hold it in place. A barrel vise will work better, which most smiths have.



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Do you have any carpentry tools?



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Re: Barrel vise? [Re: syncerus] #6934458
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I have this, has worked fine for me. They do make a heavier duty non slip type.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-4-inch-Universal-Soft-Jaw-Barrel-Vise-Block-308-V-groove/221292958179?hash=item33861691e3:g:5XIAAOxyjFpSTYBi

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You can make a barrel vice out of two blocks of wood and a bicycle inner tube. I did it a few years ago and it worked great. I'm on my phone or I would take the time to explain how. Search for the instructions online. That's where I learned how to do it.

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Basic idea


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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. You've given me some pretty good ideas. I've ordered some supplies and will give this a shot next week after my goodies arrive.


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This is what I use, have built several side charging AR's and this worked great. Do some searching, price was about $60.00 shipped, but some sites as high as $100.00. Puts no pressure on the upper, just the barrel.


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Have built .556, 300BO, and 6.8SPC, will works on others but a different one is used for an AR10


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If you have to apply heat, use a heat gun, it is slower, but safer.


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I use a BEV block from Magpul, works like the steel rod pictured above but has other functionality as well (will hold lowers via the mag well).

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools...-prod72951.aspx

Re: Barrel vise? [Re: JESmith] #6939351
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Originally Posted By: JESmith
Basic idea



A couple questions
1. What wood is the best to make one of these out of?

2. Do u drill the hole first and then cut in half OR cut some halves and then drill holes?

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I believe the one I have has oak for the wood. I would think it would be easier to drill the holt then cut in half. mine were already pre drilled and cut.

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