GUN AK Crew: Halp.

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  1. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

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    I got a big box of Tapco goodies today, and went to change out the stock on my WASR to find that the forward screw must have stripped in the stock, because it isn't coming out at all. :wtc:

    I also can't get the upper handguard to budge at all on the gas tube.

    What should I do?
     
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    First thing to do, is never bling out an AK, especially with the use of M4 stocks, second, remove bolt and piston before trying to take upper handguard off.
     
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    :hsugh: I'm not autistic. I have the gas tube off the rifle, I just can't get the handguard to rotate off of the gas tube. And it's not am M4 stock, it's the same as the original pattern, just black polymer.
     
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    Might have to drill out the screw. Gas tube can be a real bitch, having a vice would help, or be like me and have 6 different gas tubes for all the stock sets.
     
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    I can't get a bit to actually go into the thing. :wtc:

    clarification: the screw head is not stripped, the threads in the stock are stripped, so the screw is just spinning there doing nothing.
     
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    wedge a flathead underneath the head of the screw in the stock and pull upward with that. If that alone won't do it, repeat while unscrewing the screw as well :o
     
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    It's the forward one, the one in the hole in the trunnion, there's no way to wedge anything under it.
     
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    how much do you want to save the wood stock? You could drill out around the screw from the back :dunno:
     
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    I just had an idea. I'm going to run to Wally World and pick up some quick set epoxy and a cheap phillips head and see if I can glue the driver to the screw head and just pull it straight out. I'll also pick up some carbide bits as a last resort.
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    JB weld ftw?
     
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    We're about to find out. :hs:
     
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    epoxy has failed, and I can't get a drill bit to go down into the screw head more than about 1/8"


    What the fuck do I do now? :wtc:
     
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    Oops.
     
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    Cut the stock off for better access?
     
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    access to what? Then I would just have an awkward hunk of wood stuck in the back of the receiver. :hsughno:
     
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    Wait, so what part is stripped? The actual stock?
     
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    I'm fairly certain. When a screwdriver is applied to the screw, it just spins hopelessly with no vertical progress of any kind.
     
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    I guess I could take the pistol grip off and burn the stock out. :mamoru:
     
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    Need to get yourself a real small flathead then, like a jewlers one or one of those little eyeglass ones get it up against the head and put pressure on it while trying to unscrew it, if you already killed the head on it drilling then get yourself a better bit and finish the screw head off.
     
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    cut off the stock as close the back of the receiver as possible, then start drilling out the wood around it :dunno:
     

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