Clean out screw

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Clean out screw

Post by milcol » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:11 am

I just picked up a 1863 Shiloh Sharps Carbine (Farmingdale) dropped the breech block and cleaned it but could not get the clean out screw out, tried penetrating oil heat and it would not budge,I do not want to twist the head off or spread the slot any other ideas, does Shiloh do any work on these.

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Re: Clean out screw

Post by George Babits » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:44 pm

Keep it wet with penetrating for for a couple of days. Kroil is probably the best penetrating oil to use. Do you have a set of "mag-tip" screw drivers and a drill press? If you have both, you can use the tightest fitting screwdriver tip for the screw slot in the drill press chuck. Pull down the quill to set the blade firmly in the slot. Hold the block with one hand and use the other hand to turn the chuck. If it is going to come out, that will almost always do it.

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Re: Clean out screw

Post by snapcap14 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:47 am

IF YOU CAN'T get it out send it to charlie Hahn. he will get it out and replace it w his clean out screw that takes a hex key. or even if you do i would order one of his screws. have one in my shiloh.
i beleive he is on this BB. I have his phone and address if you need it.
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