I eventually had to craft one out of a cut up section of angle iron and some vise grips. Yeah, I’m sure there’s a dedicated tool for it, but this was in the dark days before 56k dialup. After the fits I had trying to get it off in the first place, I can’t imagine using loctite on that nut! Good luck.
Posts: 12342 | Location: Seattle-ish | Registered: February 10, 2011
Guess I'm confused. An 870 forearm is held in place by a magazine cap that is hand tightened. This is removed and the forearm comes off and from there you can break the gun down for cleaning or repair. Are you saying you loctited the magazine cap.
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Originally posted by low8option: Are you saying you loctited the magazine cap.
I am pretty sure he is talking about removing the forend part from the forend tube assembly. There is a special tool that makes removing the retention nut much easier than other methods, especially if one has used thread locker on the nut for some (odd) reason.
Originally posted by low8option: Guess I'm confused. An 870 forearm is held in place by a magazine cap that is hand tightened. This is removed and the forearm comes off and from there you can break the gun down for cleaning or repair. Are you saying you loctited the magazine cap.
The forend tube, which is attached to the left and right action bars, uses a forend tube nut that takes a special tool. If you want to remove the wooden (or plastic forend), you have to loosen the forend tube nut with the special nut. Has nothing to do with the magazine cap.
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Posts: 5845 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004
Always used the tool from brownells. Once in a blue moon I'd come across one that was so butchered up from using needle nose pliers or something that just wasn't made for it that it was easier to just replace the nut and action bars vs spending hours trying to save parts that weren't that much.
If you get the tool from brownells you won't even have to bother with loctite, just grease the threads for the future, and tighten down. It'll never back off itself on you.
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