WE tech threaded outer barrel

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by Elite_Alpha, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Elite_Alpha

    Elite_Alpha Member

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    I bought this outer barrel at a shop and the thread was already on there. I was wondering if anyone knew if that thread can come off and it’s merely an extension or if it’s a part of the barrel. I don’t like the orange and I’m hesitant to try and twist it off in fear of ruining the threads. I’m also not sure if I should paint it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Raven1st

    Raven1st Well-Known Member

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    The threads are part of an extension and can be removed.
    WE used some strong threadlocker on it so I suggest you put the end in some boiling water for a few minutes to weaken the threadlocker before you attempt to unscrew the extension.
     
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  3. aotsukisho

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    If it's anything like other WE barrels I've seen in the past, it's +11mm CW to -14mm CCW so you should be able to attach on something for some counter-clockwise leverage
     
  4. Guges Mk3

    Guges Mk3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Like a nice flash hider

    And I would use a torch and not hot water.

    When the thread lock releases...that is easy to spot with a puff of smoke.