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I attempted to remove my stock this evening, unsuccessfully. I tried to remove the castle nut but it seems that S&W used a tool that caused part of the back plate to flare into the small recesses in the castle nut on its front face. I used my castle nut wrench (which was exceedingly cheep seeing that its small tooth broke off) and then a pair of channel locks with a rag to keep from marring the nut. I was not able to generate enough pressure to use the wrench. Any suggestions?
 

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STOP.........hammer time. seriously though the nut might be seized. try tapping on it all the way around and don't be afraid to use penetrating oil.
 

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When they punch material into the metal to keep it from backing off is called "staking" the nut. It's common. I've only taken off one staked castle nut and used elbow grease to get it off.
 

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Okay, I finally got it off, and drilled out the pin. I also removed the retaining pin out and removed the small piece on the bottom of the stock which normally is used to move the stock, but the thing wont come off. Am I missing something?

I'm sorry I keep adding to this, but, I got the stock off the stock tube, but it is longer than I see most collapsible stock tubes. which mean I can only collapse it so much, and the little piece on the bottom that screws in would no longer line up with the threaded hole it corresponds to. Again, thoughts?
 

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If I am correct the longer tubes are commercial grade,and the shorter are Mil-Spec......Don't quote me on that,but you need to match a commercial grade stock to a commercial grade tube and vise-versa.
 
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