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haiyter
April 10, 2009, 04:19 PM
So i took my mossberg 500 to a gunsmith to have the magazine tube removed since i was unable to do it myself and I did not want to shell out the extra money for tools to DIY. As stated above, to get a general idea/opinion what is a reasonable price to have my magazine tube removed?

amd6547
April 10, 2009, 04:43 PM
You couldn't get it off? Mine was pretty easy to unscrew.

hogdogs
April 10, 2009, 04:44 PM
It will cost more than the 10-15 dollar strap wrench to do it yerself...:rolleyes:
Brent

haiyter
April 10, 2009, 05:07 PM
amd6547 - Mine seemed like they used some kind of strong threadlock

hogdogs - Tried that and it seems like i need a better tool cause i keep ending up scratching and scraping the mag tube

hogdogs
April 10, 2009, 05:17 PM
There is a very low cost s-wrench that uses a regular rubber strap. Also, if that doesn't free it up, remove stocks and field strip the gun. Place receiver and tube in the oven at 200 or so and have a wet rag freezing in the freezer, remove the gun from oven and quench the tube with the frozen rag to shrink it...
Brent

haiyter
April 10, 2009, 08:04 PM
well i already took it to a gunsmith, he thinks its welded on but i had to show him the new magazine tube which has threads so he said like 10-20 bucks

hogdogs
April 10, 2009, 08:13 PM
A trained gunsmith would never think a 500 tube of steel would be welded to an aluminum receiver... You really need to use caution choosing a qualified 'smith.
Brent

earlthegoat2
April 10, 2009, 08:25 PM
this sounds like a train wreck in the making

johnwilliamson062
April 10, 2009, 10:15 PM
I can't wait to read more about this. DId you buy the gun used? Maybe that is why he thought it was welded.

sailskidrive
April 10, 2009, 10:49 PM
Rewind to the beginning... Why are you removing the magazine tube?

~Sail

Lavid2002
April 10, 2009, 10:52 PM
He said he showed the smith "The new tube" I would think its a safe assumption to make that he is installing a new one :P