Removing R3 recoil pad

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by sll, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. sll

    sll Well-Known Member

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    Need help as I am out of ideas. I have a Remington LVSF with a R3 recoil pad that went gummy and sticky. Seems to be a common thing when you look on the internet as they had a bad batch of rubber for a spell. Called Remington and they sent me a new replacement right out.....no problem. But, I received it today and when I removed the two screws from the old one to swap them out, I cannot get the pad to separate from the stock. I have tried pecking around it with a small plastic hammer and heating the stock and pulling with a large pair of pliers. I can't get it to budge and don't want to pry between the pad and the stock for fear of chipping my stock. Anybody got a cure for this?
     
  2. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    I have the same problem with my LVSF's. Remington sent me replacement pads. I could not get them off. Called Remington and he told me they are glued in. I called again and they are supposed to ship me new stocks. I had to give him the serial numbers and he would ship new ones when they confirmed the serial numbers. That was at least 1 month ago, still no new stocks.
     

  3. sll

    sll Well-Known Member

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    Well.....I just done the same thing and contacted Remington and they confirmed that the LVSF model was both glued and screwed. They said they would send me a new replacement stock ($273 value) so I will keep you posted if it shows up. I hope so as I am a Remington guy and that kind of customer service would be awesome as I have never had to use them before.
     
  4. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Cut the old rubber part of the pad off with a knife. Then put the blow dryer on the remaining baseplate for about 15 minutes straight to get it really hot. It will then peel off with some effort. Do not pry against the stock as the fiberglass is very thin and it probably would get damaged. I used channel lock pliers to grab it and once it was soft from the heat it came right off.

    I epoxied in some wood dowels into the foam to screw to. Once that set up I then ground and installed new pads like any other stock.
     
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  5. gunaddict

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    Hired Gun thanks for the info. I will try that.That would work better for me since my stocks are camo painted.
     
  6. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    A sledgehammer and duct tape should fix that problem right up..