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Any member have experience in removing the front two barrel bands on a Yugo 8mm Mauser?
Tools required, and man power.
Not mine but for a friend.
Thank you in advance!!!
 
Posts: 1299 | Location: Nor-cal | Registered: May 08, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The two barrel bands are held in place by a dual leaf spring. Compress the front of it to remove the front barrel band (by sliding the band forward), and the rear of it to remove the rear barrel band.

It typically doesn't require tools, but sometimes the bands are stuck in place from years of gunk and cosmoline. You can try heating the band with a hair dryer to soften it.

If it's seriously stuck, and you use a clamp to compress the end of the spring, and then use a small block of wood and a hammer to drive the band off.
 
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Thank you,
RogueJsk!!!
Much Appreciated.
Will be helping my friend
this Saturday!!!
 
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A squeeze clamp to compress the front of the spring helps. It might take a couple of taps with a block of wood to coax the front band off.

After the front band is off, the spring comes out as the front band is the only thing holding it in place. Then the rear band slides right off.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
If it's seriously stuck, and you use a clamp to compress the end of the spring, and then use a small block of wood and a hammer to drive the band off.


This.

I have a Swedish Mauser and the bands were hell to get off. It was impossible to compress the springs enough by hand. I ended having to a take a wooden dowel rod and shaving it down to a square a little narrower than the spring and then cutting off about a 1/2 inch of it. I taped it over the spring then compressed it with a trigger clamp. Worked like a charm. Then I cleaned the 85 years of crap out of it and now it works the way it was supposed to work.
 
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Helped my brother this Morning.
Thank you Everyone for your advice.
He had a older model yugo with two
Spring Clips holding the two bands.
Everything went smoothly.
Thanks Again!!!
 
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