Flashider not coming off

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by TheLostCause, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. TheLostCause

    TheLostCause New Member

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    So the flashider on my Sig 556 will not come off there is a screw in the flashider but I have went and bought Metric and regular L wrenches and all they do is strip. There is no glue, its just the screw will not come out! Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. evan2634

    evan2634 New Member

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    Could you upload a picture of it so we can further help you?
     

  3. TheLostCause

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    Theres really no need for a picture its the screw thats goes on the bottom of a flashider and screws to the barrel.
     
  4. evan2634

    evan2634 New Member

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    We don't know what size the screw is, what brand you have, and what type of flash hider you have.
     
  5. TheLostCause

    TheLostCause New Member

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    The gun is a Cybergun Sig 556, m4 bridcage style flashider and the screw is like normal flash hider screws
     
  6. Duke

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    Then there is no reason it shouldn't come out like normal screws.. Just upload a picture it will streamline the help process
     
  7. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    Is it a star key? If you try an allan in a star fit it will strip
     
  8. TheLostCause

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    No It not a star heres a pic its not the best but here:
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  9. Protectionperfection

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    did you buy it used? if not you stripped the hell out of that screw by using the wrong size
     
  10. Archer627

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    I bet he could tap that screw. Not going to be easy by any means, but possible. Or you could drill it out like I had to do on mine.
     
  11. TheLostCause

    TheLostCause New Member

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    Yes I bought it used.
     
  12. Protectionperfection

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    ok then the person who had it before you stripped the crap out of it. Get some superglue and put an allan key in there when it dries you can take it out. Get a new screw for it. some hardware stores may have them. we have a bolt nut and screw company local so its easy for me to get replacements...
    if the glue doesnt work youll need a reverse drill bit. and slowly drill it out. youll need to retap it and clean the threads...
     
  13. Archer627

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    Mcmaster.com has the grub screws as well. I'll go grab the part number for you. That's also a good place to get sorbo, misc screws, and any hardware you could need! :p
     
  14. Devgru98

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    Try taking a power drill, and drilling it out with a small bit. If you have a reverse bit, it might catch the threads and pull it out. I've done that before
     
  15. Archer627

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    Here is a link to the thread discussing mcmaster.com and the parts numbers you should get: LINKAGE
     
  16. TheLostCause

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    Well the superglue didnt work so im either going to drill carefully or if that doesnt work use a dremel
     
  17. Duke

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    If the drill doesn't work, use the metal sanding bit on the dremel, it should work no problem
     
  18. TheLostCause

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    Got the drill to work thank you guys
     
  19. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    No problem, thought it would do the trick