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Old 02-16-2021, 07:50 PM
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Hey,

I am refinishing an old Springfield 84c (hope this is the right place for this question) and have the metal done and am ready to start the stock. I am having trouble with the trigger guard. It seems to be made of a really cheap pot metal and I have already broken it.
After removing the screws, it still wouldn't come off. I pulled on it too hard, thinking it would just come off. The lower arch broke off. I still can not get the base off. I have run some mineral spirits around it with a swab, but after several apps and 3 days, no change. Maybe it was put back on when the finish was still wet...
I have not done a Springfield, though I have done several other.22s. Is there something about Springfields I should know? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated-- thanks!
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:38 AM
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Any chance there are screws inside the stock holding the guard?

If not, I would try working a propane torch over the guard.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:24 AM
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Should just be 2 screws. You might be right if it was previously refinished. Or it could be either oil and such has seeped in under the guard and effectively glued it in place, or a former owner did it on purpose....
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Old 02-17-2021, 10:57 AM
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A heat gun might be safer than a torch. You might also try some goo gone or something similar.
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:07 PM
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Which One?

Numrich shows '3' different ones on that model;----shows 2 availabie in stock;---1 NOT!!!
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:18 PM
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tmg, all screws are out;

blkwolf, Numrich part # 54. Only the base is still in.

Will try the heat gun. Torch seems too hot for this weak metal...

Thanks every one-- Will post the results.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:58 AM
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If just the base remains (I reread orig. post), torch or heat gun either one could damage the stock.

Tip of a soldering iron might work better.

Another option would be to thread oversize screws into the TG screw holes, apply heat to the screws, and pull on the screws with pliers.
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