GUN Need help with removing Gas Block v.AR15

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  1. BlueApocalypse

    BlueApocalypse New Member

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    Was wondering if WMD had any tips for removing the gas block on my M&P15. I was able to remove the roll pin holding the gas tube no problem with a punch, but how do I remove the pin below it? It's on both sides and won't come out with a punch. Also I did remove the set screw which was on the bottom of the block - still wouldn't budge.

    Also, any tips for removing the flash suppressor? It's an A2 style and I don't believe it's perma, but the fucker won't come off with a wrench. Pics below.

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  2. How long is your barrel? If it's 16" or more, the FH is likely not permanently attached. Look carefully around its base for any grinding or welding marks that would indicate it's been pinned.

    The taper pin on your gas block should be removed from the left to the right. Sometimes they are very hard to pound out. Make sure you're supporting the barrel well while you hammer at the pin.
     
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    Will do on the FH and thanks. The barrel is 16".

    So the taper pin goes through the barrel? From where it is on the gas block, it looks like it would go straight through the barrel.
     
  4. The barrel should be notched for the pin, it doesn't go entirely through the barrel though.
     
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    So than I should just be able to punch it out so to speak like the roll pin?
     
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    Yes.

    Be sure to wipe the barrel down with some lube before you slide the block off to minimize possibility of scratches.
     
  8. BlueApocalypse

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    Kick ass, hopefully this won't take too long then - Just need to get the damn FH off first. Thanks again for the help.
     
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    As far as removing the flash suppressor leverage is your friend.. and maybe heat.
     
  10. Are you putting a rail on it or something?
     
  11. Keesh

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    isn't the pin tapered?
     
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    usually. some are sorta rivetted
     
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    Not yet, got a deal on an Adam Arms Piston Kit.
     
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    they are an absolute pain in the ass to get off, i scratched my noveske to shit
     

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