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Help!! The nut for front sling screw fell out.

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So, I went to try and connect someone's bipod to my sling screw post on my Saiga .308 (IZ-139). While doing so, I attempted to put the same screw back in after attaching his sling loop that attaches the bipod, but the screw never caught any threads. Oh no! I shook it around a bit a discovered a slight rattle when I shook the front barrel which I believe to be the nut that offers the thread for that screw.

 

Can anyone assist with a procedure for removing that front hand guard and fishing that screw out and making my rifle whole again? All replies are most appreciated.

 

And on a further note, any recommendations on my different options for bipods and attachment methods would also be helpful.

 

Saiga Newbie

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There should be a screw on the bottom front of the receiver.

Remove the gas tube and then the handguard.

The handguard comes off by pulling towards the front of the rifle

Edited by gunnysmith

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Install the nut back into the forearm, coat the stud with Johnsons Paste wax.

Screw the stud into the nut use a small amout of epoxy to glue the nut to the forearm.

The paste wax acts as a release agent and allows the stud to be removed.

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There should be a screw on the bottom front of the receiver.

Remove the gas tube and then the handguard.

The handguard comes off by pulling towards the front of the rifle

 

 

It looked like that screw had something to do with it, but I've got no idea how to remove the gas tube, can you elaborate?

 

Thanks,

 

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You may be able to pull the handguard forward enough to remove it, without removing the gas tube.

About an 1 1/4 inch should do it.

 

I tried shifting it with that screw on the receiver removed, and I can't budge the handguard, something else has got a hold of it or it's wedged it tight somewhere. Tried getting a thin flathead around edges and backed off when nothing seemed to be helping.

 

I'll tinker some more, but I still don't think I have the answer. Thanks.

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That didn't show the handguard removal, but did have the right effect of getting rid of some of my fear of taking apart my weapon. After monkeying with it a bit more, I got it out without removal of the gas tube (still don't know how to do that, it's not like the video). FYI, the handguard was hanging up with friction right where that screw was, just plastic against metal and it took a little tugging on it to free it up. I'm cool now, thanks a bunch.

 

Great advice with the paste wax, she'll be right in no time.

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