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Old 04-30-2014, 10:12 PM
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How in the world do I remove the thing? Trying to add a sling point but can't get the nut to budge.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:43 PM
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AR wrench, they are tight and peened!
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:16 AM
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A freaking gorilla must have put that thing on. I used an AR wrench and all I succeeded in doing was rounding off one of the spots that the wrench hooks into.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:19 AM
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Google "ar-15 remove castle nut" or similar. It's a great big internet out there.

You might find that using a drill or dremel tool to grind out the staking will help. Be prepared to replace the nut and plate afterwards- removing staked parts is not always pretty. Mileage will vary.

Make sure your receiver is adequately held in good vise blocks or similar. Trying to remove staked parts can be a good way to mangle an aluminum receiver if it's not held properly.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:53 PM
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Could not get mine to move!!! Took it to a guy at a pawn shop it took the both of us to finally get it off
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