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Does anybody know if you can take out the little half bead (not sure exactly what it's called) on a mossberg? I bought a fiber optic front bead and the little half bead kinds blocks it.
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I tried unscrewing it like the main bead bit it wouldn't budge. Any info helps!
 

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Well, it is screwed in, so if you don't care about the bead, lay some tape down around it, put some oil on the bead, heat it up with a hair dryer and work it back and forth with pliers until it releases- it was probably installed with locktite. Or, you can just cut it flush or try locktite Freeze and Release.
 

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I was going to suggest an 8 oz. brass hammer. Your ideas have the advantage of being more complicated.

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You might try using an air impact tool with the correct size socket.
After the socket rounds off the 'nut edges' it's time to break out the hand held grinder to cut it down, out of the way.
 

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If it's in with loktite, it would probably be the medium duty stuff. So I would follow gunslinger 669's advice. Be careful and don't apply to much pressure all at once. Take your time, I am not certified, but I have trained as a gunsmith. Mainly for my own families guns, also was trained as an armorer in the military. If there is one thing I've learned, usually the hard way, don't hurry! Don't take on the task until you have more than enough time and no distractions. Try checking you tube, you can find almost anything there.
 

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What would happen if I hit it with a torch?
 

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What gunslinger said. I'd be REAL careful with a torch. You don't want damage to the rib or God forbid the barrel. BTW, that is a sweet looking 500.
 

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^yeah I hear ya. I'll put some oil (gun oil or crisco?) and heat it with a hair dryer.
Thanks!
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^^that was my second choice.....after crisco of course!
 

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Calf slobber may also work,



Very low heat though.




Jim
 
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