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Old 04-12-2010, 11:49 PM
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I am going to remove the burrel to be cleaning. Question is how do I remove the MP 15-22 flash hider?
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:27 AM
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Clamp the barrel in some soft jaws. Use a wrench to remove the flash hider. Hope you have a barrel nut wrench.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:31 PM
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Be careful bro. The one got was almost welded on. I didn’t want to risk flexing the upper receiver since it’s a polymer and have it crack on me. I couldn’t find a vise block that would work. I ended taking it to a gun smith that had already made a jig for it. Cost me $20 but I didn’t break anything. Good luck!
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:53 PM
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Why do you need to remove the barrel to clean it? A bore snake does the inside and you can remove the disk at the front of the forend quite easily to get at the exterior of the barrel.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:10 PM
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Yeah. You don't need to remove the barrel to clean it. The only reason you would have to remove the flash hider is if you wanted to put a shroud or silencer on it. There's no need for it really.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:57 AM
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It could be that the op is talking about cleaning the outside of the barrel. When I got my 15-22 home, the outside of the barrel was soaked with gun oil from the factory thus the reason I took my barrel off and cleaned it.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:33 AM
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I want to put on a compensator, so I am looking to solve this very problem. I need an aluminum barrel clamp to put in my vice.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:41 AM
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I want to put on a compensator, so I am looking to solve this very problem. I need an aluminum barrel clamp to put in my vice.
Tacticool22 sells aluminum jaws on the web.

If you live close.... The shooting club I belong to in Hixon, Sportsman, has a gun shop. Rodney (he's the gunsmith) is pretty cool and would probably take it off for a couple bucks or maybe free.
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I had my plain barrel threaded by a member here. Put a M16A1 suppressor on it and hand tightened it. Came loose after a couple hundred rounds. Barrel vice is vital to getting it on tightly, and back off. My M16 vice doesn't quite fit the M&P15-22 barrel and left aluminum marks on the barrel. Bronze brush and CLP removed them is a minute -- don't panic if you see silver marks!

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