Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

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Chief Brody
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Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by Chief Brody » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:06 pm

On sunday, I took apart my 870P to clean it after competing in my first steel plate match. I noticed that the barrel clamp had rubbed away the finish in a couple of small spots on the barrel, down to shiny bare metal. What can I do about this? Is there something I can put between the barrel and clamp to prevent it from happening?

Also, once the barrel clamp was removed, and I loosened the mag extension nut, the extension was very loose, ready to come right off. I always tighten it down as much as I can but you can't really get a lot of leverage on that thing.
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Re: Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by Carlo1137 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:39 pm

For the finish rubbing away, I would de-grease it and my maybe cold blue it, to prevent it from rusting. For the extension tube, I have never seen this happen yet. Perhaps if you can put the blue lock tight (not as hard as the red lock tight) and see if that helps. I do not think you have to clean the tube much of-then as the barrel it self..... Just a suggestion. Take it for what its worth.
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Re: Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by Chief Brody » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:00 pm

I'll give that loctite a try. I had to remove the extension so that I could take the barrel off.
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Re: Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by Vitaly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:36 pm

The easiest way to protect finish is 3M Non slip Polymer Pads: http://cdmgear.com/pads.html
They are cheap and simple solution. I use them on my shotgun.
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Re: Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by RichNZ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:23 pm

Nice suggestion on the pads... Not seen them before

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Re: Barrel clamp rubbing away the finish..

Post by Chief Brody » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:21 am

I emailed CDM about the pads, they should be back in stock by Saturday. Thanks for the tip.
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