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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #31
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definitely get the gas cylinder wrench and gas piston cleaning drill bits, for the next 300-500 rounds........

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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #32
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definitely get the gas cylinder wrench and gas piston cleaning drill bits, for the next 300-500 rounds........
He has to get the plug out before worring about drill bits he may or may not need. Yes the are faster but one can clean the gas system just as clean with any drill bits. This at first directed my attention away from where it should have been. Which was learning how to disassemble the rifle and the re assemble it.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #33
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The plug on the LRB that found its way to my house a while back was verrrry tight. I have the proper wrench though to hold the thing while I reef on the plug. It took about all I had but I got it. Didn't have any anti sleaze so put a little grease on the threads and just snugged it down. It don't need to be screeching tight.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #34
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mine was super tight when new.
so pulled out this tool. worked very well.

hold rifle with gas cylinder wrench tightly.
then use a bigger wrench to remove plug.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #35
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John, put a USGI plug in there
You are right ! I will look in the PX right now!
I just hope the Gas Side has threads left as well.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:01 PM   #36
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had I known that this would be such a problem, I would have put some anti-seize (always have some on hand) on those threads before I fired the first round.

even with the Battle Arms tool and a wrench i'm still having no luck.

tomorrow i'll try a cheater pipe and the padded vise approach.
Put the T3 In the vise. Support the Rifle and use a wrench with your cheater Pipe.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:14 PM   #37
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Put the T3 In the vise. Support the Rifle and use a wrench with your cheater Pipe.
I used a tool like this one shown here and a 3' piece of 2" schd 40 pvc pipe to hold it with a 3/8" SIX POINT combination wrench with a 'cheater' on it and was getting worried when it came lose the first time.

DO use anti-sieze and clean it regularly

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May I ask what type of ant-seize do you use? I have used a copper based high temp
anti-seize on spark plugs.

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I used the Permatex little packets they sell at the Auto parts store by the check out.

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May I ask what type of ant-seize do you use? I have used a copper based high temp
anti-seize on spark plugs.

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I use the same Lubriplate 130A that I use on the bolt lugs. M14's have been kept running for decades without any high tech chemicals. The trick is to take the plug out every 200 rounds or so.

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had I known that this would be such a problem, I would have put some anti-seize (always have some on hand) on those threads before I fired the first round.
I cannot believe that a new owner of an M1A didn't disassemble and reassemble his new rifle several times before his first trip to the range.

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Just went through the same thing. SAI had to have put the gas plug on with either an air gun or tire iron. I had not even fired the rifle yet and wanted to lube and clean it.

The gas plug was so tight on my new Scout that I thought it was welded on. I ended up using a deep dish socket and small breaker bar, rapped the breaker bar real hard a few times, and the gas plug finally came off. This was the first time this ever happened to me.

I just use synthetic grease on the threads and have had no other problems with my M1A's or Garands.

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I don't remember using any grease on the M14 and never saw any anti-seize. We had solvent and oil. As everything got oil first, and then wiped off where lube wasn't needed, the threads probably had an extremely thin coat, just like the inside of the barrel. This is the Gunny and Lance Corporal that were attached to MCB 3. I see(magnified) oil and solvent on the foot locker, and they are servicing an M14 and M16. I think Gunny was the only one that deployed with us with an M14, and as this was early 1967, the Corporal was probably one of the first Marines to deploy with an M16. I do use grease on my M1's and M1A now, but just on the action, and my rifles are not abused like my service rifle had to be.


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I don't remember using any grease on the M14 and never saw any anti-seize. We had solvent and oil. As everything got oil first, and then wiped off where lube wasn't needed, the threads probably had an extremely thin coat, just like the inside of the barrel.
LSA and CLP work just fine. I use Lubriplate simply because I know it won't seep into the gas cylinder.

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