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TomD
12-29-2007, 06:11 PM
How specifically do you get a glued action out of a stock? Earlier this evening I removed bolt, scope, trigger and barrel from a rifle and put an iron on the top of the Panda action. About 10+ minutes later, the action was hot enough that the tang was untouchable, I put the bolt in and wracked it hard, but the action was still tight. I then turned the iron off and decided to ask someone who has been through this before.

Dave Short
12-29-2007, 06:21 PM
Put the barrel back on so that you have something to hold it by. I Put the barrel in a bench vise (padded jaws) with the gun right side up. "Too hot to touch" doesn't mean it is hot enough....use the "high" or "wool" setting. Most Irons have a timed automatic safety shut-off. I just pick the iron up every minute or so and give it a wiggle so that the heat stays on. After 7 or 8 minutes, give the stock a downward tug on the forend. If it doesn't move, give it a try every minute or so.....when it is ready it will slide right off.

-Dave-:)

jackie schmidt
12-29-2007, 06:22 PM
I am a little confused when you said, "I put the bolt in a whacked it hard". I can't quite picture what you did.
Maybe you meant to say "I put the barrel in, and whaked it hard". If that is the case, that should have done the deed.
Who glued it in? Hopefully they did not use some sort of exoctic epoxy or glue that is designed to operate at elevated temperatures.
What I usually do is tap a wooded wedge between the barrel and the stock barrel channel, judging the amount of pressure. As the action heats,it will come up.........jackie

TomD
12-29-2007, 06:39 PM
I didn't know what to expect, I sorta thought there would be a "tink" and it would be totally released. I see that I'm going to have screw a barrel in to give some leverage.

Thanks.

Dave Short
12-29-2007, 07:01 PM
I didn't know what to expect, I sorta thought there would be a "tink" and it would be totally released. I see that I'm going to have screw a barrel in to give some leverage.

Thanks.

The round ones will more or less come loose all at once. The square actions kind of slide out, because of the two parallel sides.

BTW, I have at times put a rear-entry action wrench in after the receiver was hot, so that I had something to hold onto on both ends while pressing down on the stock with my thumbs.

-Dave-:)

TomD
12-29-2007, 07:22 PM
OK, that worked. About 8-10 minutes with an iron at max setting on top of the action, no barrel installed. I cut a wedge from of a 1x4 from 0 to 1/2" inch in about 8 inches. After the action was too hot to touch, I removed the iron, screwed in the barrel, inserted the wedge, tapped a little and the action was free.

I know that is basic for a lot of you but it is discovery for me.