EMG Helios KA SR16E3 rail removal question.

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  1. Tripswitch

    Tripswitch Active Member

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    So I have the SR16 E3 from Evike and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to remove the rail. There is one screw on the underneath of the rail that I removed, however the rail still holds fast. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Guges Mk3

    Guges Mk3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    So basically heat up the rail and twist? Sorry, I know I sound like a noob, lol.

    sorry, I did t see your full reply. Thank you for your help!!
     
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  5. Guges Mk3

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    Sorry...link info was old for another conversation...that one has a double threaded nut also...inside and outside. It has thread locker most likely and the rail has flat spots for a wrench to grab onto and pry off.

    If you heat it and the thread lock release with a puff of smoke it should unscrew then, that is if you over heat it...if not...heat and twist, heat and twist until it releases.
     
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  6. Tripswitch

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    So try to pry it off or twist? I apologize if I sound stupid, I don’t know what a thread locker is.
     
  7. Tripswitch

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    I’m basically trying to get the rail off to replace the cw threaded barrel with a ccw one since all my suppressors are ccw
     
  8. Guges Mk3

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    It would be easier to to put on a thread adapter...change 14mm+ to 14mm-.

    Thread locker is the industry term for Loctite.
     
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    +14mm CW to -14mm CCW adapter would be easier and cheaper, there are ones that are 1" long or less to not affect overall aesthetics too much.

    I don't know exactly how it's attached to the receiver, but usually freefloat rails are gripping the barrel nut and sometimes they are tight even when screws are loosened. I haven't seen threadlock on the barrel nut-rail interface but there's always a possibility. I used a hammer on a screwdriver padded with paper on the tip to remove my ARP9 rail
     
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