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    Help Needed - 1950 336A Forearm Removal

    Hello,
    New to 336's and wondering what the trick is to remove a forearm on the early 336A. Looks to be simple (two screws on the cap, slide it forward and the wood should come loose) but the forearm is tight and won't move. Don't want to force things so needing some advice.
    Thanks!
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    It should just slide off. Might have become bonded with years worth of oil, crud, dirt, and who knows what else it was exposed to. Hopefully it wasn’t glued by someone in the past...seems unlikely but you never know. I would use a rubber mallet and try a few light strikes on or around it. Maybe applying penetrating oil on the receiver where the forearm inserts into the receiver face. Some heat might also expedite the process, heat gun would be best. Keep us posted.

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    The screw holding the magazine tube plug to the end of the magazine tube has to be out.

    Next put a piece of tape over the magazine tube plug to keep it from going ballistic when you pull the magazine tube away from the barrel.

    Then place your thumbs against the barrel on both sides as shown, fingers on the forearm, thumbs holding the cap up, then PUSH with both fingers and thumbs at the same time...

    The magazine tube and forearm come off at the same time...

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    ^ 100% correct.
    Without removing the tube screw...your stock wont move.
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    Don't do this.

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    Dang Bart ! instructional video's next.
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    My 1950 336 sc is hard to remove. I take the whole lower tang off to make it easier.
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    Scorpiusb is correct--you have to drop the front of the mag tube to slide the fore end off. The older ones were fitted tight and precise like how they should be. While you have it off seal the areas of wood that were left bare to make it more weather resistant.

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    Thanks All! Good info and I'll tackle it in the morning.

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    My apologies, I thought the mag tube was removed and just the wood forearm was stuck. The forearm On a 336a has a cap and the end of the forearm and it buts up to a mounting bracket that is dovetailed into the underside of the barrel. As others stated remove the mag tube and the forearm should follow.


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