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..for the nut that holds the fore grip is expensive.

Brownell$ has one as shown as item 1 in the link below for about $50 individually I think. I have seen some cheapie ebay ones for $25-ish shipped.
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/st...6&title=TOOLS+FOR+REMINGTON+870,+1100+&+11-87

where are ppl getting these things? anybody in the San Diego want to loan/rent/trade me one?

I guess I could try to make my own unless it is a bugger to get off properly. mainly it is that I don't want to wait for shipping.

I guess I need this in time to start fixing up my express.
 

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I usually use a pair of needle nosed pliers, held open with a tip in each notch, to remove the ring. One of these days I'm going to make a wrench to pull the foolish things without pinching the crap out of my fingers. :?
 

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I ran into the same problem. What I did, was I took a paint scraper of the right width and used that. It worked fine. The only thing is that if you use a paint scraper, you cannot grip it by the handle. You have to grip it by the metal/scraper part of it. If you grip it by the handle, it will break the paint scraper. Hope this helps.
 

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If it's simuliar to the one for the Mossy, I made one. I used a pipe coupling, just big enough to fit over the mag tube, then filed down the 2 sides to leave the 2 prongs to fit the nut. Slip it over the tube and grab it with channel locks and off it comes. Hope that helps. I learn so much from you people, I hope I can return the favor.
 

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I have one of those wrenches and it works great,and with no damage to the nut. Some of those babies are TIGHT!!! If it were my gun, I would get/make or borrow the Proper wrench to fit it. An adujstable wrench can remove a nut or bolt,but a proper fitting boxed end will do it will out damage. I hate to see buggered up nut, bolt heads and screwdriver slots
 

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Sorry folks, I guess I've been in the tool and die business too long. Sometime it's easier to make a tool than buy one. It least it's cheaper.
 

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Greathounder said:
Sorry folks, I guess I've been in the tool and die business too long. Sometime it's easier to make a tool than buy one. It least it's cheaper.
More fun, too. :D

I should learn to use that mini-mill of my buddys that's sitting in my basement.....
 

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when i bought a cheap forend replacement grip they supplied me with a flat piece of steel, shaped like a choke removal tool ie. shaped like a T with the top pieces of the T for gripping and the bottom piece for engaging the slots... i should have kept the took but i sold the grip on ebay.

anyone with a buddy who owns a plasma cutter could slice one out of flat steel stock in quick fashion.

mmmmm... if you took a old socket ground down everything but two ears for engaging the slots, you'd have a cool took complete with a provision for a rachet...

you can tell its winter here, long nights thinking up projects to save my sanity

i bought the Brownells items, and it's slick, but perhaps a gunsmith in your area would help you out... a 15 second job with the right tool
 

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Greathounder said:
Sorry folks, I guess I've been in the tool and die business too long. Sometime it's easier to make a tool than buy one. It least it's cheaper.
20 year Machinist here.. I make alot of my tools also, but sometimes I just don't want to fool with it,or have the time so I buy one. The main thing is do it right, and do no harm to your firearms
 

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OK...made my own from a 15/16's socket. didn't exactly have a vertical mill at my disposal, but a cut off wheel, file, carbide grinding tip, and one beer and about 15 minutes did the trick.

the nut wasn't really that tight, but it engages cleanly without the chance of buggering it up.

I spent the tool money on ammo instead.

thx 4 the ideas

mike
 

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a tip of my ex-armorer hat...

15/16 socket, huh? 8)

he says, fingertips folded like mr. burns on The Simpsons...

exxxxxxxcellent...

AND you bought ammo...
 

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Good for you Mike, I used a pipe coupling because I had one and didn't want to wast a socket. Kinda fun making some of your own tools and satisfying when it works as good as the one you buy.
 

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CTREM870 said:
mike100:

I found a wrench at Brownells that fits both the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 590A1 forend....one side for the 870, flip it over and the other side fits the MB.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ ... END+WRENCH
I was going to ask the sizes, but they're on the website...

Separate 12, and 20 gauge wrenches fit Remington 870, Browning BPS, Ithaca 37 made since 1981, Mossberg 500, Winchester 1200/1300.

SPECS: Steel, black oxide finish. 12 ga. - 6" (15.2cm) long. Large End - 1.32" (3.3cm) outside diameter. Small End- 1.2" (3cm) outside diameter. 20 ga. - 6" (15.2cm) long. Large End - 1.3" (3.2 cm) outside diameter. Small End - 1.1" (2.7cm) outside diameter.

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Now, if we had calipers and some sockets...
 

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zombie said:
I usually use a pair of needle nosed pliers, held open with a tip in each notch, to remove the ring. One of these days I'm going to make a wrench to pull the foolish things without pinching the crap out of my fingers. :?
I've always done the same thing as Zombie. Needle nosed pliers that are a bit stiff so stay open easily has always worked fine for me.
 

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Is that 3/8 or 1/2 inch drive?
 

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I kind of forgot... I stole it out of a mixed lot of extra tools, not my own toolbox :? .

15/16 was likely 1/2 inch drive.. I'll post otherwise when I get home if it turns out to be the smaller drive size.
 
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