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TMX stock won't come off

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by AAtrap, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    TMX stock won

    Was shooting a 200 target 16 yd. program today and my firing pin broke on my TMX with 4 targets left to shoot. Just got home and when I went to remove the stock I noticed that the stock bolt was already loose, but stock was perfectly tight. I turned the stock bolt until I was blue in the face, but the stock won't budge at all. What am I missing here? Oh, forgot to mention that I can not tighten the stock bolt back up either. I have a shoot tomorrow and cannot get the stock off to replace the firing pin.#####&&&####

    Thanks for any advice in advance.

    Steve
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Try removing the trigger ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    WPT, did that right away. No go.

    Steve
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Simple. Lock the recvr ina vice. Unscrew thebolt till loose. grab the stock and yank.
     
  5. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    MX2G, the bolt is loose. I've tapped on it with a rubber mallet to no avail also.
     
  6. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    Joe, I purchased the gun used from Merlyn about 4 years ago. It appears that the gun has up-grade wood on it. I have never done anything to the gun except shoot it.

    I also wondered about the stock bolt being broken, but wouldn't the stock come off or at least be somewhat loose if that were the case? I noticed that there is a rubber insert in the stock bolt hole that is flush with the butt of the stock. This would possibly prevent the bolt from coming clear out.

    Thanks, Steve
     
  7. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    Not a weight or reducer. The stock has a 10 dollar Liberty gold piece in it. I think Merlyn said he traded for it in either Iowa or Ohio at a state shoot. If he's at the Nebraska State shoot I'll see what he knows. Hope he's recovered somewhat from the tornado damage.

    Have never posted pictures, but may try to at a later date if I don't find something out at the shoot tomorrow. Joe, it's getting late and I shoot again tomorrow. I'll PM you my number after the shoot tomorrow if that's alright with you. Thanks for the guidance so far.

    Steve
     
  8. Stl Flyn

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    Get a bigger hammer!
     
  9. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I use a piece of leather wrapped around the receiver for protection insert in vice upside down pistol grip facing up the take an other piece of leather on face of pistol grip and use a rubber mallet to the face of the grip I have had to hit it quite harder than I expected but tap tap tap works most times use common sense as to force you use. You could contact Merlyn after all he is a magican
     
  10. AAtrap

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    Old one eye, you're right about Merlyn, but I don't think he is going to be able to work his magic on this. I think I've determined that the retaining nut is turning with the bolt. My guess is that it will be going back to Giacomos shortly and our state shoot starts June 26th. Great timing. Thanks to all for your suggestions and ideas.

    Steve Elliott
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    AAtrap.Call me. I HAVE the ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    Not a common problem with a custom stock, but I have your answser!

    Jack

    715-441-9817
     
  12. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    AAtrap.Call me. I HAVE the ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    Not a common problem with a custom stock, but I have your answser!

    Jack

    715-441-9817
     
  13. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Do I need to repaeat myself again? Call me
     
  14. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    He did. I was wrong again... Right?
     
  15. Ogallala_1

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    Hope you got it figured out see you at Holdrege Sunday I hope.


    John
     
  16. AAtrap

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    John, Jim Bradford took it back with him and called me Sun. evening and said he had it fixed. Long story--tell you about it if I make it to Holdrege on Sunday.

    Steve
     
  17. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If you guys are wondering what my brilliant "fix" was... I assumed because he said he had a custom stock that he had a odd sized hex head and had stripped it. Not the case. the stock had an impediment in the way of inserting the tool in to engage the bolt.