getting bedding lose

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Caleb85, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a old remington and it appears as someone bedded the action in and when I go to take the action and barrel out its stuck! I can move and wiggle it some but it wont let go. And suggestions?
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Caleb, if all action screws, scope and bottom metal are removed try light smacks on the barrel close to the fore end with a rubber mallet. I saw a smith do this on a freshly bedded stock once. If this does not work, perhaps someone will chime in. Good luck
     
  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    An old trick to get bedding epoxy loose from the metal is to put the rifle in the freezer for a few hours. This makes the metal shrink. As soon as you remove it, smack it with your rubber or rawhide mallet. It should pop loose.
     
  4. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Works very well. Please do not ask me how I know.

    Pete