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January 4, 2021 - 5:35 am
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FromTheWoods said
Never stop the giggles!  Excellent video, Mark.  Thank you.

Also, how easy is it to blow out the metal with the punch, creating a hole in the collar?  Or is that the reason for keeping the receiver attached?  

Thanks!

It could be done with the receiver either on or off, but I like to leave it on so that I can tell how close I’m getting and not have to put the receiver back on after each tap to make sure that I haven’t overshot it.  You probably saw how many times I had to tap that punch just to take up 0.002″-0.003″ slack.  I don’t think you’d blow through it on accident, but leaving the receiver on would keep it from happening just in case.  Thanks a bunch for watching.

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Mark Douglas said

Thanks Chuck! Boy, some of those magazine tubes can really glue themselves in there, can’t they? Next time I come across a particularly difficult one, I’ll do my best to show it. Luckily, I can edit out any colorful language that may creep into the video.

 

I was taught how to clean the rings but it really is a sore point with me to see the swirled tubes.  The worst ones are on non takedown barrels.  Much longer scratches and swirls.

I would not turn down a gun with a take down but it is not high on my priority list.  As you, If it works and is tight leave it alone.

Sometimes the forend caps are so tight that it is almost impossible to get them off without scratching the barrel.

I do have an 85 that won’t come apart.  I guess you forced me to mess with it.

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TXGunNut said

Thanks for mentioning the part about moving the bolt back before attempting to take it down. I have an old (M-word) takedown that suffered a bit at the hands of someone who wasn’t up to speed and I got to learn how to replace an extractor after buying it at an auction.   

An uninformed owner “who wasn’t up to speed,” is probably not an unheard of accident, but how about a major barrel making factory?  40 yrs ago I sent a M1922 Springfield to the Shilen Co. to be rebarreled.  Some time later got a letter asking if I could provide them with another extractor, as the original had been accidentally “damaged.”  After considerable trouble I found one & sent it to them, but didn’t find out what had really happened until I got the barreled action back months later.  Not only was the extractor destroyed, but a big chip was broken out of the extractor cut of the original brl.  No offer to reimburse me for the 2nd extractor & no apology.  I relate this at the risk of being disbelieved that any pro brl-smith could commit such an atrocity, but I promise you it happened.   

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Thank you Mark for the excellent video. I was easily able to follow the steps, and my takedown is now tight and functions as it should. I’m always looking forward to your next videos and really appreciate your time and effort and professionalism creating them.  It now fits in the notch under the barrel tight! 

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Fantastic!  So glad to hear it helped.  Mark

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