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Top front handguard removal?

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I am trying to remove the front top handguard from the gas tube on my ak74 kit, but I can't get the front retainer to move. I am assuming I need to drive the front retainer down to remove the this correct? If so, is there an easy way to do this? I've pounded on it as hard as I feel comfortable without damaging it, but it is crimped on there really good. Any advise on the best way to remove it?

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I used the acrobatic wrench method to remove my upper handguard from my polish kit.
It was stuck on there from the clear finish that was applied to the wood, which by my eye, looks like it was done while the wood was on.
I ended up wrapping the wood in a rag,
and used a big pair of channel-locks to turn the handguard off!
NOT recommended, but it worked, and to my disbelief, I didn't hurt the wood.
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