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Hi all... looks like a great forum, glad I found it!

Need some help... I'm trying to change the stock on my Remington 870 to a MarkIV. I took the recoil pad off without any problem, but the bolt inside the stock is very ... very ... tight. Can't seem to turn it with a normal screwdriver.
Is this something I need to take to a 'smith? Or am I missing something? Any generic tools work better than a screwdriver?
I'm afraid to push too hard, don't want to strip it.

Thanks for any assistance....
 

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Mine was v-e-r-y tight, too. No, I don't know of any other tool required other than a screwdriver. It took a lot of effort, but it finally loosened. If you take it to a 'smith, that's all he's gonna do - get a big screwdriver and turn, turn, turn until it loosens.
 
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Brownell's has a special tool for this. A regular screwdriver is tapered and will tear up the screw. The tool from Brownell's uses a gunsmith type bit and is inset into a special 'socket' that fits over the screw so that it won't easily slip out of the slot.

Bob Sigmon
 
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