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I've switched all my safeties out to be left-hand as well. On the second gun, that damn little spring went flying into the air, and I figured it was lost forever, until I heard it plop in the dogs water bowl. What luck!!


Out of curiousity, what's the benefit of this?

The damn safety on this thing is loud! I can pop the safety on my Winchester bolt action and it barely makes a noise. This one isn't bad if you move it with one finger on each side but if you just push it through from one side, I was surprised at how loud it was.


Hoping to get out for the first time with it on Sunday.
 

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Out of curiousity, what's the benefit of this? /QUOTE]

I'm a lefty, so pushing the button to the right with my trigger finger, is the natural way to take the safety off, instead of having to reach under.
 

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Dumb question maybe; What is the purpose of the o ring? A few years ago my action suddenly got a little tight. I never oil anything so figured it couldn't be from lack of lube as it's never seen any. Racked it 6 or 8 times and all was well again. I'm thinking now maybe the o ring came loose and went back in or shredded and fell off. It's been slick ever since.:confused:
 

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Dumb question maybe; What is the purpose of the o ring? A few years ago my action suddenly got a little tight. I never oil anything so figured it couldn't be from lack of lube as it's never seen any. Racked it 6 or 8 times and all was well again. I'm thinking now maybe the o ring came loose and went back in or shredded and fell off. It's been slick ever since.:confused:

The purpose of the o-ring is to provide a "soft" bearing surface between the action tube and the slide tube as they slide past eachother. Without the o-ring, the action tube and slide tube contact each other (metal to metal) and rattle.
 

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Figured what the hell, I’d take mine apart this morning for the fun of it. Barrel came off no problem, used a 3/16 punch. Getting the rails off the barrel was harder for me than getting the barrel off the receiver. This is what I found. Gun is only a few years old.

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The groove was empty, o ring shoved into the end of the tube and all cut up. And here I thought it was pretty quiet as is. It should be silent now!
 

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Everything went back together no problem. Used the Home Depot o ring posted above. Man, this thing is stiff to pump now haha. It’s silent but definitely way stiffer which is to be expected I guess when comparing a missing o ring to having one. I ended up using a little faucet grease as lube.
 

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Looks like a nifty tool.

As far as heating, seems
Hit or miss. Some have loctite, some don’t. Mine did not and came apart easy with the rifle in a vice and a 3/16 punch.
 

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Heat is the only tool I know of to soften red loctite. This tool will make the job easier but will not replace the need for heat if you have a loctited tube.
 

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I bought a takedown tool yesterday at The Gun Shop in East Haven, VT. Took mine apart today because the action was sluggish and I figured my o-ring was torn and binding up. Once apart it turned out to be just a bunch of gunk and dirt around the o-ring and in the tube. Cleaned it all up, put it together dry and it’s like new. Pretty easy job after watching a couple YouTube videos!
 

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The tool I ordered came in today and is much easier to use for tube removal and installation.

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Looks like you might have a Tool Rental business in the making.
I bent 2 Punches trying to get mine off.
I tried heat, but sparingly.
May have to invest in one.
Probably $40 well spent after the hours of aggravation.
 

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Looks like you might have a Tool Rental business in the making.
I bent 2 Punches trying to get mine off.
I tried heat, but sparingly.
May have to invest in one.
Probably $40 well spent after the hours of aggravation.

Your experience mirrors what I experienced and exactly why I made the purchase. The heat needed to free red loc-tite is obnoxious. I was concerned I was going to damage bluing in the process.

https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/insights/all-insights/blog/how-to-remove-loctite-2620.html
 

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Here's a picture of the tool i bought, its about 6" overall, the handle is aluminum, the shaft is a broken drill bit the diameter of the pump tube holes. The ene of the aluminum where the bit goes in is cut out in the contour of the tube.
 

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I reassembled without loctite as it didn't have any to begin with.
 

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Just an FYI, and I'm not sure if it is the case elsewhere. Our Lowes does not carry a #40 O ring of any make.
 

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Just an FYI, and I'm not sure if it is the case elsewhere. Our Lowes does not carry a #40 O ring of any make.

I never checked Lowes, but it is definitely a regular stocking item at Home Depot. That's where I would get them. Can't beat $2.50 for 10 of them.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-40-O-Rings-10-Pack-96754/100579460


Edit, the Lowes variant. Also appears to be a regular stocking item.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Danco-10-Pack-3-4-in-x-1-16-in-Rubber-Faucet-O-Ring/3369376
 
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