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carbine85

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How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« on: December 25, 2011, 10:36:16 AM »
I want to remove the grenade launcher without damaging it. I want to reinstall it later. What are the tricks, proper tools and clamping?
I want to lighten this rifle for now and put a better crown on it.

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 12:14:25 PM »
I want to remove the grenade launcher without damaging it. I want to reinstall it later. What are the tricks, proper tools and clamping?
I want to lighten this rifle for now and put a better crown on it.

Whole thread on it here...  http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=1027.0
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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 10:02:19 PM »
I was hoping someone had a trick up their sleeve besides the a pipe wrench. How did they install them in the first time around?

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 10:13:35 PM »
When I worked at a gunsmithing shop I used a barrel clamp to remove Grenade launchers with. If you don't have that or have access to one then get a hold of a smooth jawed pipe wrench.(doesn't have any teeth)

Remove the pin,
Put the action in a vise.
Set the smooth jawed pipe wrench on the GL and put tension on it with one hand.
Then whack the end of the pipe wrench with a hammer to break it loose.
It should then unscrew without any problems and not leave any marks.

I have done this many times with no problems. Also, remember that the GL is RH thread so it will unscrew counter clockwise.

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 12:20:16 AM »

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 12:58:26 AM »
Yeah, that is pretty much like what a bench mounted barrel vise is like except smaller and dedicated to the GL.

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 12:09:21 PM »
Here is a tool at COPE'S.
http://www.copesdistributing.net/grenade-launcher-removal-tool-p-4009.html
This is probably more in line with what I'm looking for. Thanks

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Re: How To Remove a Yugo Grenade Launcher?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 12:16:41 PM »
That should work for you. I was talking about the following. It is more versatile but also more money. I called it a barrel clamp but it is actually called an action wrench and used in conjunction with a barrel vise.