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Hi everyone,

I have an AMD63 kit that is driving me INSANE. The barrel pin was fairly tight, but the ol' punch and 4# hammer got it out. The barrel, on the other hand, is severely stuck.

I have always removed barrels with a trusty Craftsman socket and a couple of pennies. I secure the trunnion in my vise then carefully and lovingly beat the crap out of it. Usually it only takes 3-4 hits to get it moving and a couple of taps to get it all the way out. But not this one . . . I have literally taken over-the-head, full force, bust a nut, Conan the frickin' barbarian swings at this bad boy and it just gives me the finger. I rigged up a 12 ton bottle jack as a press and it moved it 1/4" before the safety valva blew out on the jack. At that point I started to longingly eye my angle grinder, thinking of how much better I would feel if I reduced this [email protected] to a small quivering pile of steel dust as a warning to my other kits just in case they start to feel a little cocky.

I've soaked it in penetrating oil.

I've heated the trunnion and froze the barrel.

I've beat my forehead against it for good measure.

Anyone have any other ideas before I start crying like a frickin' girl?

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LMAO!!! You know I have a -63 that I beat the living SHI* out of. You oughtta see the end of this 1/2'' bolt that I beat against for an hour or so. I secured it in a vice, put a nickel on the end of the barrel and let loose. I ended up stopping few minutes later, because the nickel had deformed so much I was afraid it would get stuck in the receiver or barrel. I ended up doubling up with 2 nickel and gave it a whirl for another hour or so. I never got it to come out. I ended up buying a 20 ton jack and it finally coaxed it to come out. Check out these pictures that I posted of my trunnion and barrel after I got it out. I think that when the barrel was originally installed somehow it caught the edge of the trunnion. This in turn made the barrel impossible to remove with a 4 pound hammer and bolt. I think this is the reason for my PITA barrel and trunnion. I don't know if this is what happened to yours, but I know they can be a royal pain.


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man oh man I am realy glad I used screws on the front trunion of my amd-63. Not to rub it in but usualy I find things out the hard way and it sounds like I lucked out this time. good luck getting it out :smile:
 

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Since it's gone .25" and is still hard to move my guess is there's a gall.

It may have originated at the pin hole-- knock it back in and run a craytex bullet through. It won't open it up any-- may catch the spicule.

Good luck.
 
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