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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce McAskill View Post
    WARNING!!!! Do NOT try to tighten the nut like your King Kong. IN doing so you can crack the gas housing and no amount of welding or brazing will work. It will just continue to break. The barrel is considered to be gone then and a new barrel is required. Nice and snug, then stake the nut.
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    Over the last couple years I was brought a WRA mixer springtube to check over because the new owner who had bought it at a farm auction said it was only shooting like a single shot after he pulled the Op slide to load the 1st round. I seen the gas cylinder was cracked, with the nut tightened way to much, to the point you really couldn't see any threads or just the outer 1st line of them. He had paid too much and when I removed the barrel he bent it almost like a horse shoe over his knee. He was p!ssed and threw it in the back of his truck as he left. Wish I could have got it from him to screw to a receiver and 'Pretend' it was a shoot around the corner Proto Type. He had me part the rest out, of which I still have some parts to sell off.

    The 2nd one.. Same farm sale but different guy hadn't tried shooting his but wanted me to look it over. The gas piston nut had had IDK maybe a pair of vice grips or channel locks used on it, crushing it and broke one of the lugs off. I was able to get it off with a regular proper wrench after spreading the 2 lugs outward but they had crossed up the threads so bad there was no way to chase or clean them up. Another that was paid too much for that ended up with the barrel being tossed and most all the other parts sold off trying to recoup some of the loss. In fact I have a few of his parts left to sell off also.

    One of the TM's said snug but not too tight. Dinner time or I'd try to locate that one.

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