MkIII 22/45 Barrel wont' budge - Help

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mx5fan

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I've been trying to remove the barrel from my 22/45 and no go. I've used a rubber mallet and tapped on the back end of the barrel, tapped a little harder and it still won't budge??? Any other suggestions short of taking it into a smitty.

Thanks
 

GhosT

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snobord99 made sense.

"Don't think tap. Think SMACK."


My 22/45.....HAD TO SMACK the first time....
Note talking rubber mallet...lol
Hit it hard with rubber, won't damage,
afterwords should separate easily.
 

contender

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Welcome to the Forum!
You said you were tapping the back end of the barrel. Well, just to clarify, the barrel has a muzzle end, and a chamber end. I'm assuming you are actually tapping the back of the RECIEVER which is what the chamber end of the barrel is screwed into.
 

mx5fan

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contender":usli130j said:
Welcome to the Forum!
You said you were tapping the back end of the barrel. Well, just to clarify, the barrel has a muzzle end, and a chamber end. I'm assuming you are actually tapping the back of the RECIEVER which is what the chamber end of the barrel is screwed into.

Ok, guys...I'll give it a damn good "smack" and see what happens. I'll let you know.

Contender, thank you and Yes, you are correct, I am tapping the back end of the receiver.
 

zenbiker

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Remove the magazine! The receiver will not come off with the magazine in place.
 

steveinaz

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I've been using this method for over 20 years:

-Find a concrete floor
-Place a once folded over bath towel on the floor
-Place the back-end of the gun against the towel
-While using your left hand to hold the upper, push down with your right hand on the grip frame

Poof, it's off. I replace the upper the same way with the muzzle end down on the towel. Snaps right into place. No banging.
 
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