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dimples

Post by wrpoole » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:34 pm

I havbe a rem 870 express reciever that i am trying to take the dimples out as i followed an online tutorial to press them out i managed to expandeed the over all diameter of the tube in which case i can no longer scew on the end cap i was wondering what would be the bes process to go about to make this reciever usefull again in the ways of shinking the diameter down
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Re: dimples

Post by MStarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:54 pm

Sounds like a trip back to Remington for a tube replacement is in order. What exactly was your method of removal?

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Re: dimples

Post by wrpoole » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:58 pm

http://forum.pafoa.org/shotguns-43/1351 ... nsion.html
i used the socket method describbed here

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Re: dimples

Post by MStarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:20 pm

Due to the magazine tube being brazed into the receiver pounding out the dimples can result in damage. Obviously you can damage/deform the tube as well which sounds like is the case. The preferred method is just drilling out the dimples, Remington teaches this in the armorers class as I understand it. J.D. has a video here on his site along with a lot of useful 870 info;

http://www.aiptactical.com/How-To_Videos.html

Can you post a pic, maybe someone has some ideas to help you out.

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Re: dimples

Post by Vitaly » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:30 pm

That is why I don't recommend socket method... Not sure what can be done to fix this.
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dimples

Post by wrpoole » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Yeah been trying to find a place to find a receiver by its self or a tap dive to re tap the end of it

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Post by wrpoole » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Does any one know the thread pitch for the end cap

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Re: dimples

Post by wheres the bears » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:31 pm

I drilled my dimples out with a 1/4" drill bit filed it smooth with a small round file and repainted it.

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Re: dimples

Post by MStarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:32 pm

It's a square cut thread, not really going to find it at Harbor Freight or anything. You can find some threads online showing this when people are cutting down the tube for a AOW/SBS projects.

Send it back to Remington, have it fixed right and chalk it up as a learning experience. They are pretty fast and the price should be reasonable. Ask that they install a magazine tube without the dimples.

Without pics it's hard to access how much is going on but it sound's like you should step away for a bit as to not create any further damage. Everybody has those moments where something looked a lot easier online.

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Post by wrpoole » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:38 pm

I hear ya I'm just in fear that some how I would send it out and won't get it back or something will happen not exactly sure of the whole process of that

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