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    Posted: April 11 2015 at 8:00pm
What type & size of screwdriver should I get to remove the buttstock on my No. 1 Mark III*? A YouTube video suggested a screwdriver with an octagon looking rod for the screwdriver. This is for making it turn with a wrench. Do you agree? But he did not say what size to buy. Should it be magnetized?

Any advice about the process will be appreciated.
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I just got the biggest screwdriver I could find for slotted screws  12" blade is more than long enough.
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The Sears Craftsman one with the square shaft is perfect. just clamp an adjustable wrench on the flats & off you go.
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This is a big help. Thanks.
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If you are close to North Carolina I would lend you mine.
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For interest this is the original tool for removing the S.M.L.E. butt.  The brass collar slides up and down. I expect that it was used with a brace.


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Thanks Paddyofurniture, but I live in Texas.

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We were all beginners once.
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That is so true, Shamu! Rattler, on this forum we are prone to help. Heck, I have swapped parts with Canuck and sent a handguard for free to Shamu.... Although he did send me money back for a cold beverage afterwards LOL  We just like helping each other out.
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Originally posted by terrylee terrylee wrote:

For interest this is the original tool for removing the S.M.L.E. butt.  The brass collar slides up and down. I expect that it was used with a brace.


 
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Yet another LE tool to search for! I use a square shanked BIG slot ended screwdriver as well. One thing to look out for is if the bolt head in the butt has been damaged by previous attempts to remove it. Once that slot is rounded off I would think that butt would be next to impossible to remove. Shoot some high intensity light down the rabbit hole in the butt to make sure.
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Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

One thing to look out for is if the bolt head in the butt has been damaged by previous attempts to remove it. Once that slot is rounded off I would think that butt would be next to impossible to remove.
 
It can be difficult to remove in that condition..... but..... there is a way.
 
Taking an Adjustable Spanner (wrench), or Mole-Grips... fit the jaws tightly to the squared end of the bolt which protrudes through the receiver band. Making sure that the receiver is secure in a vice... carefully start the bolt on its outward journey. Once the bolts hold has been slackened off, you'll find that using the screwdriver will be a lot easier....  though still a little hit-n-miss.  
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Hey Rattler where do you live? I'm near Fort Worth and usually shoot at the Haltom City Rifle and Pistol Club.  Run the CMP matches there.
 
 
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just remember to remove the forestock before using the long driver to remove the buttstock to prevent damage , 
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