What I do during "Lockdown".

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Well my wife had me vacuuming the ceiling in the den (we have a fireplace in that room) turning the couches over and vacuuming the underside of the furniture, the walls and carpet, all the crevaces between the cushions and then she decided to clean all the vacuum cleaners out including the hepa filters and inlet filters with compressed air. The place is spotless but today her head is all stuffed up and she's convinced she has the Corona virus and she's taking her temperature every 15 minutes.
 

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Taught my 13 yr old to cast minie bullets yesterday, how to use the band saw and wood lathe the day before.
he hooked up 5 plug-ins in our new kitchen yesterday as well. Soldering plumbing is the lesson for today.
 

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Question for the enlightened ones-

I have a tang screw that has probably not been removed since it was installed in the rifle in 1967. It is a slotted (flathead) screw, and it is not budging. I am just stripping the top out. Any suggestions on how to remove it without blemishing my rifle or causing damage? I already figure I will have to replace it so this isn’t a problem in the future. Many thanks in advance for your knowledgeable responses.

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Question for the enlightened ones-

I have a tang screw that has probably not been removed since it was installed in the rifle in 1967. It is a slotted (flathead) screw, and it is not budging. I am just stripping the top out. Any suggestions on how to remove it without blemishing my rifle or causing damage? I already figure I will have to replace it so this isn’t a problem in the future. Many thanks in advance for your knowledgeable responses.

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Wrong thread but I'll try and help. That tang screw should thread into the trigger group. If you can locate the bottom of the screw try a drop of two of PB penetrating oil and a tap or two with a punch
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Then do what you can to fix the slot or cut s new one with a Dremel. That bolt is probably done already anyhow. Use a very tight fitting screw driver the full with of the screw head. Stabilize the gun in some kind of holding fixture (a vice lined with thick leather then try to turn the screw. Beyond that, drill the head of the screw out pull the tang out of the way and see if you can remove it from the stock through the bottom with the trigger assembly intact. Then you can vice up the trigger base plate and use some vice grips on the bolt. Hope this helps. Let me know what worked.
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Sorry if I posted this to the wrong thread. I put it here because it is something I trying to do during "lockdown." Thanks for the informative suggestions. I will give them a try and will let you know how I fare.

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Ahhh, now I see it, lol
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After you cut the new slot try an impact driver. The things work pretty well. This one is from Harbor Freight.
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I used this smaller one, but I don't think Harbor Freight has this in stock any more. Works great for over tightened revolver nipples. I did have to make my own nipple wrench for it.

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