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How to ondoo the screw on Citori

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Caribou woodland, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. Caribou woodland

    Caribou woodland Member

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    His ther a special thecknique to remove the BIG screw that hold the stock.

    I also like to change the extractor spring so it dose not trow the empties
    how long should be this sprigns.Can I make them out of stanless wire.

    Tancks

    Pierre
     
  2. mince

    mince TS Member

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    Sorry can't help with the stock screw.

    But, replace the ejector springs with 1911 firing pin springs and you'll be set with nice extractors. There are nice pics and directions over on the shotgunworld forum.

    Darryl Mincemoyer
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    "Lefty-loosey, righty-tighty."
     
  4. grntitan

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    They make a tool just for that stock screw. Be very careful using a regular screwdriver as you can easily bust the side of the stock out. I've seen it happen. They are usually pretty snug and sometimes require some taps from a hammer on the screwdriver butt. I've read where you can take some pipe like PVC and put it around the screwdriver to keep it on the screw. I however have not tried that. Good Luck.

    Matt
     
  5. Unknown1

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    If your stock has factory comb adjustment the "big screw" is actuall a 5 mm allen head. If you have friends that have a Guirini or other gun that has the same bolt, their long t-wrench will work. Remove the adjustable comb before you try to loosen or remove the screw.

    You can buy springs at hardware stores that will replace the Browning ejector springs. The springs I use have an overall length of 1.405"-1.415" (they vary), an O.D. of .250", a wire size of .032" and 12 turns counting the flat ones on each end.

    OR you can order a couple Model 1911 pistol firing pin return springs from Brownells or whoever else sells 1911 parts, cut a couple turns off one end and they'll fit right in place of the OEM ejector springs.

    Stainless wire makes lousy springs.

    MK
     
  6. neofight

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    In case you not pulled a stock before, just loosen the allen cap screw about three turns, tap the allen wrench sharply and the stock will break loose. Continue to loosen the screw and it will pull apart nicely. It's good to have it over a nice goose down pillow, just in case. You may have to remove your comb hardware, no biggee.
     
  7. stokinpls

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    If you remove the springs and the guide rods they slide on you will have an extractor gun. I tried some lower powered springs (not 1911s) and one of the rods jumped out of the socket and put me out of business on the line. Without the rods or springs, no problem (though they don't raise the empties very high, but you get used to it.


    Hopefully someone didn't locktite the stock bolt. Mine is a large slotted head bolt. I have a rather large screwdriver that has a square shaft. A 3/8" open end wrench fits the shaft and gives plenty of leverage. It's still nearly a two man job because you have to feel around for the screwhead, especially the first time you try it. Good luck
     
  8. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    <blockquote><I>"I tried some lower powered springs (not 1911s) and one of the rods jumped out of the socket and put me out of business on the line. Without the rods or springs, no problem (though they don't raise the empties very high, but you get used to it."</I></blockquote>The springs I described are available at hardware and box stores and work perfectly to convert from eject to extract. I've had the same pair in two guns for 3 years and they work as well now as they did when I put them in. I've done maybe a half dozen conversions on other peoples' guns and all still work perfectly..and you don't have to look for the rods and springs you removed if you need them.

    MK
     
  9. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

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    I recently bought a Citori. When I went to change the stock, the bolt was impossible to loosen. I sprayed some WD40 down the stock hole and let it sit overnight. The next day I placed a large screwdriver in place, tapped it a couple of times and it came loose. Be careful, as described above, or you can split the stock. Good Luck.

    JON
     
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