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Old March 26, 2005, 20:24   #1
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Trick to tighten para folding block screw?

I got a para lower and folding block and butt stock and took the big folding block screw out to see how it went together and clean it up. Now I can't get it back together as tight as it was when I got it. I just don't seem to be able to screw it tight.
Is there a trick to getting the folding block screwed tight up to the lower again?
It screws almost all the way but doesn't pull up tight.
I don't see anything touching or binding.
I'm afraid to just try to force torque on that aluminum screw.

I tried to search but I didn't find anything.
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Old March 26, 2005, 21:30   #2
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If you have a buttstock removal tool for the regular stocks they work good for the para stock screws as well. The T handle allows you to get it much tighter than a regular screwdriver.
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Old March 26, 2005, 21:43   #3
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I'm still trying to get mine apart.
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Old March 26, 2005, 22:00   #4
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I'm still trying to get mine apart.
You have to remove the little screw inside the bolt for staretrs. I soaked min in Kroil overnight. It loosened up enough to remove it.

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Old March 26, 2005, 22:34   #5
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Re: Trick to tighten para folding block screw?

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I got a para lower and folding block and butt stock and took the big folding block screw out to see how it went together and clean it up. Now I can't get it back together as tight as it was when I got it. I just don't seem to be able to screw it tight.
Is there a trick to getting the folding block screwed tight up to the lower again?
It screws almost all the way but doesn't pull up tight.
I don't see anything touching or binding.
I'm afraid to just try to force torque on that aluminum screw.
. . .
Is it really aluminum? How do you know? Is it non-magnetic?
I suppose it is a counter-sunk screw?

Any who, I really don't like the idea of a screw that large with just a slot for a screwdriver. You might buy a replacement screw that has an Allen head feature. That way you can get a better grip on it.
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Old March 26, 2005, 22:58   #6
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You have to remove the little screw inside the bolt for staretrs. I soaked min in Kroil overnight. It loosened up enough to remove it.

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Doh'! ....found it
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Old March 27, 2005, 02:50   #7
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Do they all have "the little screw"? My new one from DSA doesn't seem to have one...

Can someone post a pic?


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Old March 27, 2005, 12:22   #8
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If you haven't taken it apart you might think about not doing it yet.


NHBandit:
I tried the buttstock removal tool and it helped but still didn't get it tight. It kept slipping out of the slot and was real hard to turn. I don't want to bugger it up so I stopped.


ratas calientes:
I think it's aluminum 'cause it's so soft and it's aluminum colored. I didn't try a magnet. This 'screw' is about 1/2" diameter and about 1 3/4" inches long. The head of the screw is the same diameter as the buttstock removal tool.

Anyone:
I have an exploded view but I don't know how to post a pic. I can e-mail it to someone if they want to post it.

I'll look at it some more to see if it's binding somewhere.
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Old March 27, 2005, 12:53   #9
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Chuckp76

It's not just you having problems with the screw not tightening up real good.

If you take a couple of pieces of .005 shim stock, Dremmel a hole in the center to fit the screw and carve away till you get it to the ID of the hole in the stock block, once reinstalled it will pull up tight.

As for a way to tighten this fastener so that you don't strip the slot, I have used a large Snap-On screw driver as well as their hand impact driver for just such install.

And yes, for some reason the screw is made out of aluminum.
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Old March 27, 2005, 13:45   #10
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Email it to me, and I'll post it...

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Old March 27, 2005, 15:07   #11
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slash-5,
I seem to be having some trouble with your e-mail address.
It got returned by a MAILER-DAEMON.
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Old March 27, 2005, 15:09   #12
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Did you take the word "remove" out of it?
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Old March 27, 2005, 20:57   #13
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Sorry, duh, I get it.
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Having seen these, I can assure you that DSA does not have the little screw...
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Old March 27, 2005, 21:57   #17
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slash-5, Thank You for posting it!

Now I can refer folks to this post that want the steel ones I am having made for the folks here.
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slash-5, Thank You for posting it!

Now I can refer folks to this post that want the steel ones I am having made for the folks here.
Thats exactly the piece I want!! I'm on the verge of destroying the aluminium one trying to get it out! Even after removing the little inner screw.
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I think I need one too...How much?
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I think I need one too...How much?
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Old March 27, 2005, 23:27   #21
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Thanks for the link. I'd missed that other post.
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LM, I KNOW your frustration! I finally got mine loose after I tapped the stock against a tree. Well it was a little more than a tap, but it got is loose enough for the screwdriver to get it out. The good cussing may have helped to! LOL

Just glad you FINALLY got yours from SARCO.
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Old March 28, 2005, 01:31   #23
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Do a search we covered this a short time ago. believe sarco para I used a screwdriver bit for a socket wrench. one made for auto tie rod adjusting. sears and auto store stock them. use a ratchet or a breakerbar. and you can use what ever extension needed.
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