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Where can I get a tool to remove an 870 stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mag410, May 28, 2012.

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  1. mag410

    mag410 Member

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    The "tool" for the 870 is a large flat blade screw driver. Wrap some tape around the shaft of the screw driver so it stays centered in the stock bolt hole.

    Older 1100's have a slotted nut that screws onto the recoil spring tube. A large large flat blade screw driver will work, but there is a tool for the 1100 which works much better, it is a socket with a screw drive blade inside the socket.

    Newer 1100 and 1187's use an 11/16" hex socket.

    Michael
  2. bcnu

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    If memory serves me correctly, we used to use a standard tire iron from the trunk of any old car. John
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    Ditto on the tire iron.
    Works like a champ
    JK
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    Brownells

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
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    I use a 1/2 in flat wood bit with the sharp edges ground off. Find one with a 1/4 in hex on the other end, and a 1/4 in socket and it'll work like a charm. The point on the bit will fit in the hole on the nut and keep the blade from slipping around. good uck

    Bob
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    brownells makes nice sockets with the flat blade inside them for both the 1100 and the 870.
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    If it's the first time the stock has ever been removed, rap on the screwdriver with a hammer a couple of times. It'll help.

    Ron
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    I normally purchase threaded rod from a hardware store and place a lock nut on the rod. I then use a ratchet wrench to remove and tighten the stock.

    I had a friend who made a T handle wrench with a long tube that fit over the stock bolt with a flat blade inside the tube. This set up worked fantastic.
    Steve Balistreri
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    Just be careful. There is a reason you want that stock tool to stay centered. I have seen the side of a a stock busted out from not having the right tool and not having it centered. You have been warned.

    This said, I use a long handled large cabinet makers screwdriver with a piece of pipe over the stock bolt head to keep it centered. The pipe also allows for easier alignment with the stock bolt slot.
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    Another ditto on the tire iron. But first things first, get a good light and some specs(if you need them) and take a look in the bolt hoe to make sure of what you are trying to undo. Take a lot of mystery out of the equation.
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    You'll want to get one of these from Brownell'a...


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  12. Gabe

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    That looks like the tool used to remove the nut from the forend hardware on an 870, not a stock wrench.
  13. ljutic73

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    Sorry...got forend removal on the brain here...for 870 butt stock removal I went to my auto parts store and bought the longest large flat blade screwdriver they had. Works great for slotted stock blots.
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