Originally Posted by NoMoreOldNo7
I have an old Remington model 512 .22 rifle. It's a beautiful, very accurate rifle and has been in the family since new. Lately I've been having a problem with it feeding properly (it's a tube feed system) and I found a thread telling me how to adjust the carrier and it cleared up the problem.
Now for the question...........
Once the screw is adjusted and you work the bolt a few times the screw moves and it no longer feeds. The problem is corrected by staking the screw (using a punch to score the head of the screw locking it in place). Should I stake the screw or use Loc-tite on the threads? I know there is a couple different types of Loc-tite, one that can be used if you are planning on taking the screw back out later.
Rather than messing up the rifle I thought I would run it pass here so what do you think? This is not a biggie but asking a simple question is much better than trying to correct a mistake.
here's two ways to get the job done.
* buy a small bottle of wicking Loctite (it's a different animal from the other stuff) make you adjustments, and put a drop of the stuff on the screw head. You also might try putting clear fingernail polish on the screw threads right before you make you adjustments, but the Loctite is far better.
* Vibratite is really good for small fine threaded screws, and has about thirty to forty minutes of working time.
I would never stake or even crush the screw thread (that's another way). When you remove the screw again it will probably damage the rest of the threads