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    Posted: January 12 2021 at 7:40pm
I have a screw that I'm having trouble getting out. I think it's called the fore stock bolt. It turns freely but that's about it. I don't want to ruin the wood or cut the screw out if at all possible.  I'd appreciate any help y'all can provide
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There's supposed to be a round nut with a slot cut in it on the other side. You A: seem to need one, & B: have to hold it with a slotted screwdriver to tighten the bolt.
This is aftermarket & also has a washer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2021 at 7:35am
Get a tiny blade type screw driver and get it in one of the slots while turning out the bolt. It takes a bit of finesse with a loose fitted bolt but it can be done. I had stated in your other post to not cut that forestock.  A Mk2 stockset complete is selling at almost 500 USD now.
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I modified a flat tip screwdriver bit by grinding the tip with dremel cutoff wheel.  

 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote devrep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2021 at 8:34am
surprised no one commented about his having taken the butt stock off without removing the fore-end first.
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That's an issue on No 1's. No 4's had a different style of butt stock bolt in conjunction with a spring washer. The newer design did not extend into the back of the fore-end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimp57 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2021 at 9:05am
Thanks guys.
I’ll give that a shot this evening when I get off.
Thanks again
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2021 at 9:18am
we would all recommend not cutting original wood set , find a sported donor to modify 
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Thanks. I want to keep this as original as I can so I'm trying to be extra careful. It;s already pretty rough.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2021 at 10:42am
I expect that with the suitable tools; you should be able to remove the screw. 
However if the screw cannot be loosened; I would suggest drilling out the screw thread for the nut end.
That way you just need to find a replacement screw and nut.
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

That's an issue on No 1's. No 4's had a different style of butt stock bolt in conjunction with a spring washer. The newer design did not extend into the back of the fore-end.

aha.  did not know that.  thanks.
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Thanks everyone for you advise. I was able to get the screw out using first a slender screwdriver and then I found  eclip- pliers and filed the tips down to finish the job. I will make a tip like "britrifles" has for future work. I'm also going to buy replacements. This time with a locking washer.
Thanks again.
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