forearm tube assembly?

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forearm tube assembly?

Post by GunNut71 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:21 pm

i have a 74 wingmaster and i'm wanting to take the wood off and replace with composite in order to keep the wood in good shape. the forearm tube assembly nut is being extremely stubborn and i don't want to risk splitting the wood or creating any other damage, so i want to buy another assembly. the question is will a current production assembly work in the older guns?

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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by Vitaly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:01 pm

GunNut71 wrote:i have a 74 wingmaster and i'm wanting to take the wood off and replace with composite in order to keep the wood in good shape. the forearm tube assembly nut is being extremely stubborn and i don't want to risk splitting the wood or creating any other damage, so i want to buy another assembly. the question is will a current production assembly work in the older guns?

thanks!!!
GunNut71, I don't know for sure but I haven't heard about changes to assembly.
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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by GunNut71 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:44 pm

only one way to find out... :)

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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by vmax » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:58 am

The new forestocks will work no prob. Also try putting the forend in the freezer then using a 870 removal tool you should get the nut off. Try lightly sanding the inside of the forestock as years of oil seem to swell the wood.
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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by Vitaly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:36 am

vmax wrote:The new forestocks will work no prob. Also try putting the forend in the freezer then using a 870 removal tool you should get the nut off. Try lightly sanding the inside of the forestock as years of oil seem to swell the wood.
vmax, never heard that tip about putting the forend in the freezer, does that really work?
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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by vmax » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Ya it works. I did this on a 870 express made 1991 afew years ago. Happy new years all.
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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by Kentactic » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:12 pm

wouldnt freezing the whole thing just make both parts constrict the same? I know you freeze a part when your trying to get it into another part or heat it when you are putting that part over another part. But both together wouldnt seem all that beneficial. Just thinking out loud.

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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by ponycarman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:12 am

Good question. Perhaps wood and metal constrict at different rates?

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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by Synchronizor » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:31 am

ponycarman wrote:Perhaps wood and metal constrict at different rates?
They do have different thermal expansion coefficients. Wood is a little goofy when it comes to that, though. Real wood is not a homogeneous material, so it will expand and contract differently in different directions relative to the grain.

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Re: forearm tube assembly?

Post by ponycarman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:37 am

Interesting :)

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