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#1 railroader

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:15 PM

Is there a specific tool that is used to remove compensators?
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:46 AM

Yep. Doug Richardson has one in his catalog. I think it was around 45.00 bucks. I used it once and it worked fine for me.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:35 AM

On my Savage after I drifted out the pin, the comp turned off by hand (finger tip actually) with no holding torque at all.
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 10:21 AM

Is there a specific direction the pin needs to be drifted out?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:15 PM

Not to hijack this thread, but since we're on the subject of sight/comp removal, what's the best way to remove the front blade sight on an M1A1 barrel? Heat? Pressure? Both?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:42 PM

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Not to give Doug Richardson all the buisness.but he has a front sight puller for your M1 in his catalog.+ the catalog has alot of tools you will need when rebuilding a Thompson.
I think the catalog is around 3-5 dollars.It's worth it if you don't already have one yet.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:31 PM

Where can I get this catalog ?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:38 PM

Wouldn't a small gear puller work the same for the M1 site?
My comp turned off by hand on the 28.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:25 PM

Actually, both comps on my parts sets turned off by hand after knocking out the pin. Getting the barrel off of the cut receiver is proving difficult, even with a Thompson barrel vice block set. I can't seem to get the barrel from turning in the blocks. What am I doing wrong?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:16 PM

Richardson catalog.

Offers You Can't Afford To Refuse' catalog request: $5 to......

Doug Richardson
2100 McReynolds Road
Malibu, CA 90265

310-457-6400 10am-11pm
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE (Matt in Pdx @ Feb 25 2006, 10:21 AM)
Is there a specific direction the pin needs to be drifted out?

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I would like to know this one too.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:37 PM

no
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:42 PM

No what?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:11 PM

No, there is no specific direction to kock the pin out from. Left or right, it won't matter.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for the info Elbow, especially about DR's catalog (of which I own several older issues), but I don't plan to spend a lot of time working on my gun (go ahead with the smart-ass Kahr jokes, fellas rolleyes.gif )...I just want to pull the sight off of my 16" barrel and install it on my soon-to-be purchased 10.5" barrel (AS SOON AS THE TAX STAMP ARRIVES blink.gif ) when I hollywood-style bfa it...will the gear puller idea work as Mike suggests? It's cheaper and probably a lot faster to get...
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:22 AM

That's all that it is is a gear puller and a two piece block that fits around the barrel and front sight.
Gook luck
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