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Old 07-07-2018, 08:44 AM
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Default Remington 1917 barrel removal

I have not started on the removal yet. But I understand the 1917's are a bear to remove the barrels. Anyone have a trick or is it just brute force. I have several action wrenches so that is not an issue.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:57 AM
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I have not started on the removal yet. But I understand the 1917's are a bear to remove the barrels. Anyone have a trick or is it just brute force. I have several action wrenches so that is not an issue.
Read the last two posts in this thread.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=230440&page=2

I will second that Kroil is good stuff.

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Old 07-07-2018, 09:53 AM
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Removing a chrome barrel from a chrome receiver was fun.....With the barrel pointing north add kroil 3 times a day four days....With barrel pointing south, add kroil oil 3 times a day four days....no heat....Depending on your removal tools, you may want to consider using 1/4 steel plate cut to size larger than your tool head....Rational is to spread the crushing forces over a wider area....I have had more success using a 4 lb dead blow hammer, rather than hanging off a extension....Have fun, and good luck......regards....alex
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:08 PM
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If the barrel is bad, just turn down the shoulder on a lathe and you can turn out the barrel by hand. Work son M1903's with the rear sight base removed too
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:59 PM
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The barrel is good. Someone tried to drill and tap the receiver and did a bad job of it. Dump the receiver and use the barrel on another. I would like not to damage the receiver and sell it to some one who could use it.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:04 PM
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Brute force might likely result in a cracked receiver with a 1917. They are famous for that. Though the receivers are some of the strongest made they tend to be brittle when exposed to brute force twisting. Kroil, heat, time, diligence and a combo of all will generally get it done. Rush it or force the issue and ??? Good luck.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:13 PM
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I don't think brittle is the right word. The nickle steel should be more forgiving.

Read the responses on Kroil and from Chuck.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:12 PM
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I have not started on the removal yet. But I understand the 1917's are a bear to remove the barrels. Anyone have a trick or is it just brute force. I have several action wrenches so that is not an issue.
just send it to chuck in Denver. you can hurt the receiver if you so this wrong
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:53 PM
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just send it to chuck in Denver. you can hurt the receiver if you so this wrong
Chuck, I believe at one time, would not do 1917 rebarreling. But, I could be wrong.

What else would you call a receiver except brittle that is prone to cracking if too much force is applied. Too hard?
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:36 AM
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How about out of spec barrels?...regards...alex
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