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PostSubject: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 10:22

I got a Ruger Old Army on Saturday. It shoots great but has one nipple that is stripped on the hex "nut" base. I have more nipples so removing this one by any means is fine.

I don't have a reverse threaded tap or an Easy-out. I soaked it overnight in Liquid Wrench but can't get it to bust loose. It isn't rusted in, just real tight.

Any hints?????  confused

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 11:44

Machine shop if you don't have the right tools.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 15:50

I agree, take it to a shop and let them easy out it.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 18:32

Well I followed Muley's advice and went to the only machine shop in this part of the county. He fiddled with it for about 5 minutes by inserting a regular drill bit into the front end of the chamber and twisting it by hand. He gave it back and said, "I don't have an easy-out."

I went to the hardware store, bought the smallest size easy-out and got it out myself after about 15 minutes of work. It was really bound up good.
New nipple is now in place with NAPA anti-seize on the threads. It cost $2.21 for the easy-out.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 19:22

Good deal! Glad you got it out safely and are back in business.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on stripped nipple   Tue 23 Dec - 21:46

Good for you! Doing it the American way, yourself.
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