How To Unscrew A Compensator Without Marring It
Posted 08 October 2004 - 11:41 PM
Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:42 AM
Isn't there a pin through it that has to be removed (don't have mine yet-F4 cleared but unit in another city)
THought I remembered a pin in it. WOuld be nice to know in order to remove lead buildup.
Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:53 AM
A hint: many of the West Hurley threaded compensators are installed with thread locking compound. so a little heat or solvent soak might help soften things up.
Best solution is a good gunsmith if you don't have the facilities to tackle this properly. Replacement barrels and compensators aren't cheap, not to mention the cost of having the replacements properly headspaced and aligned.
Do you really NEED to remove it?
Posted 09 October 2004 - 09:51 AM
|Do you really NEED to remove it? |
This is what you really have to ask yourself....If it is not pinned it is probobly a WH and you might not get it back on where it will stay without unscrewing during firing. ( A problem I have read about on the board).
Also there was a long thread here a few months ago that should still be in the archives about cleaning the fouling and lead build up in the comp with some good suggestions on what products to use without damaging it.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it."
Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:32 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 11:05 AM
Nice to hear you're not bitter about your negative experience.