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Thread: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

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    Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    Getting started with taking a bolt apart and putting one back together for the first time can be a pain , no doubt. On my bench I do it hundreds of times every year.
    Most often used tool is a spent casing drilled into the side of my standing workbench. Cheap, fast and it's always close at hand. Start with the extractor facing down, compress the ejector spring with the palm of the hand and using a small punch, push the extractor shaft down and the extractor should just drop out. Putting back together , naturally, the extractor is easiest to install from the top down. A couple of times using this method and it becomes second nature.







    Then of coarse there are always these gadgets close at hand. Just remember when using one of these, hold it in your hand and not on the bench because that will depress the extractor removal button and make putting the bolt back together a real pain.


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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    Excellent tips!

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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    That's pretty slick.
    I have always just chambered a spent 30.06 case. The op rod spring would cause relief and a punch up through the mag well disassembled like a boss.

    I think your way is handier....
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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    You are a genius, nf1e

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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    Great tip! I've used the tool and 30.06 case methods. Never thought about drilling a hole in my bench like you did.
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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    Great info. Wish I'd know this trick 50 years ago!

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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC M14 View Post
    Great info. Wish I'd know this trick 50 years ago!
    You should have learned to use your combo tool in your right hand and bolt in your left to change bolt internals 50 years ago. We were strong enough then to do it that way.
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    Re: Simple bolt assembly and dissassembly tool.

    I'm so slow, I'd have never thought of this in a million years!
    Going out right now to drill my workbench.
    Thanks!

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