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removing the bead on a remington 870?

Old 11-19-2006, 10:19 PM
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I've got a Remington 870 express 12 gauge and I'm trying to put a different site on it and according to the installation instructions you can just unscrew the old one, screw this one in and it's as simple as that.

Which I'm sure it is except the old one won't budge.

When I twist on it the bead itself is turning but it's not unscrewing from the barrell. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:22 PM
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Just keep trying, I had the same problem when tryingto install a Hi-Viz site on my Remington 870. It will come off eventually, you just have to get it past a certain point, BTW what are you using to unscrew it?
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:08 PM
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Default RE: removing the bead on a remington 870?

originally my fingers, then i transferred over to pliers and have been alternating back and forth. the pliers make me nervous because id ont' want to scratch up the barrell or break the bead off.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:22 PM
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It took me 2 1/2 hours to get mine off, yeah, you gotta be gentle, I scraped up the rib pretty good with the pliers, but I just put another coat of blueing on it and good as new.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:28 PM
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did you notice anything particular when it came off? like maybe it caught or something? did you do anything different?
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:02 AM
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I just took my needlenosed plaiers, clamped down hard, turned, and then she gave and came right out.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:12 PM
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clamped on the ball or that tiny little post under it?
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: removing the bead on a remington 870?

With my Remington SP-10 Magnum I found I had to pull up on the bead while rotating it to get it to come off.

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Old 11-20-2006, 12:52 PM
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The newgunshavepressed in beads. You must grabthe beadwith some vice grips from the sideand take a hammer and whack the grips upward to get it to pull straight out. After that you will have to drill and tap the hole to 6-48 or 8-40so that you can screw in a new bead.
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ORIGINAL: bigbulls

The newgunshavepressed in beads. You must grabthe beadwith some vice grips from the sideand take a hammer and whack the grips upward to get it to pull straight out. After that you will have to drill and tap the hole to 6-48 or 8-40so that you can screw in a new bead.
I didn't know that, sorry donnie, I guess I have an older one.
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