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    Screw stuck in lever?

    Just got my new 336 and wanted to tear it down and give it a good cleaning, don't really want to rely on the previous owner for that. Got it on the "bench" (MTM Site N Clean on the floor, in the process of moving) and opened up the bolt as instructed, but the screw is REALLY in there. I bent one of my bits for my screwdriver kit. Its the gunsmith kind, not just standard, want to keep from marring up the screw heads. What can I do to get this thing out?

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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Just sprayed a bunch of break free on it and let it soak. Anything thin enough to fit in the screw will bend, anything thick enough to get it to turn wont fit in the screw head

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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    I use a screw driver that fits tight. Mine measures .270" X .035". It never slips.
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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plumber
    I use a screw driver that fits tight. Mine measures .270" X .035". It never slips.
    I have tried that, it bends lol

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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Got it out finally after about 30 different drivers/bits, found the perfect fit. Not sure if this thing has ever been apart lol!

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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Quote Originally Posted by bottlerocket
    I have tried that, it bends lol
    You did not try my screw drivers. They don't bend.
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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plumber
    You did not try my screw drivers. They don't bend.
    Nice. I have the cheapo "Game Winner" branded ones from Academy. They did just fine on the AR and Savage.

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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    My kids bought me this set for fathers day about four years ago. I can't imagine how I got along without them. If I get a realy stuck screw, I put some penetrating oil on it, let it stand over night. Then I put the proper bit in a 1/4" socket, for more torque, and push down hard while turning. I havent met a screw that can beat me. ..........yet.
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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    For future reference, a hair dryer can work wonders on stubborn screws.




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    Re: Screw stuck in lever?

    Plumber, my Brownell's set was a Christmas gift from my youngest daughter 4 years ago, sure do like and use them.

    Erik, hair dryer is a very neat idea, you always seem to have a good answer, Take care, John.
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