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    Need a little help with removing glue? on top of receiver!

    I purchased a really nice 1972 30-30 recently. The previous owner had a scope installed on it and used something, which I can't figure out, under the ring bases which is REALLY stuck to the top of the receiver ( see picture). I've tried alcohol, light touch of 0000 steel wool and nothing really seems to work. What I don't want to do is damage the finish as the receiver is so nice.
    Not sure what to try next and any advice is very welcomed.
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    Had the same issue. I soaked a piece of old towel in acetone and sat it on the glue areas to soften. It worked after a couple of times doing that and gently rubbing with steel wool & acetone.
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    I've had good luck using WD40 to remove glue. Have you tried that yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Had the same issue. I soaked a piece of old towel in acetone and sat it on the glue areas to soften. It worked after a couple of times doing that and gently rubbing with steel wool & acetone.
    I was going to suggest acetone too. It breaks up epoxies (such as Araldite).
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    Thanks guys I'll pick some acetone up today and give that a try. Not tried the WD40 thing yet either.
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    Acetone or laquer thinner.
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    I hate finding loctite residue under scope bases. I have had the best luck softening it with acetone and scraping with a plastic guitar pick.
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    That is exactly the reason I will not buy anything with a rail or scope mounted on it.
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    If it's lock tite, you can remove with heat. Same apply's to most any epoxy or glue.

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    I use mentholated spirit for such things. May need to leave a soaked cloth on the glue for a while, mostly works.
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