View Full Version : 870 forend won't unscrew...

October 10, 2002, 10:47 AM
I searched and am following instructions on how to change the stock.

I am doing the method with the needlenose pliers on the forend (which is off the gun) and it is VERY tight, and won't budge at all. any suggestions? btw, i've tried lubing it, but it seams like they won't penetrate it very well...

I don't have the wrench, and don't know if walmart has it...thats where i got the stock from...

this is a pain, wish i had that dang wrench...


October 10, 2002, 11:41 AM
One suggestion, get the wrench and make sure you secure the action barrel-forearm to a good table top. If you try the pilers, you my widen or strip out the two slots on the forearm nut.

October 10, 2002, 01:32 PM
Thanks, a local gunsmith said I could use his wrench, or that he'd do it for me if I couldn't get it...

thanks again...

October 12, 2002, 05:41 AM
The forend on my 870 had been on the gun for 20+ years, never off.

I had to use WD-40, three small applications and let it sit for two days, and I bought an 870 wrench from Brownell's to do it rght.

Your best bet is to buy the wrench or take it to a gunsmith and pay to have it done right.

October 12, 2002, 12:41 PM
Get the forend wrench. I tried the pliers thing and it was a pain. It's 10X faster if you use a forend wrench.