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Offline lorazepam

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Right side safety removal.
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:55:59 PM »
I finally got around to looking at the replacement lower that CZ sent out to those who got the welded screw version.
My problem is, I cannot get the right side safety lever screw out. I twisted the hex wrench almost 90 degrees, and it will not budge.
Any tips or assistance would be appreciated.

Offline Cohenj87

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 05:49:28 PM »
I finally got around to looking at the replacement lower that CZ sent out to those who got the welded screw version.
My problem is, I cannot get the right side safety lever screw out. I twisted the hex wrench almost 90 degrees, and it will not budge.
Any tips or assistance would be appreciated.
Is it not moving at all or did you move it 90 degrees and stop? It's a long set screw that comes out a good amount before you can remove the safety selector. I just used a t handle Allen wrench and it came right out. Could try warming and freezing it to see if the expansion will help.

Offline lorazepam

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 06:21:51 PM »
It twisted my wrench without moving. I can't imagine there would be any thread locker on that tiny set screw.

Offline MarkS20

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 07:36:05 PM »
I think there is.

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Offline Trooper894

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 07:43:43 PM »
Both sides of my safety selector retaining screws had a considerable amount of thread locker on them. With everything except the screw being polymer, you might have to heat your allen wrench up really hot and then insert it into the screw letting it sit for a couple minutes to transfer the heat to the screw/locking compound. A T-handled (1.5mm I believe) allen wrench helps tremendously.

Offline lorazepam

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 08:09:04 PM »
Great. Ok, thanks for the heads up.

Offline Cohenj87

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 08:13:27 PM »
It twisted my wrench without moving. I can't imagine there would be any thread locker on that tiny set screw.

Oh that's where you'd be wrong! You'll quickly realize CZ uses some ridiculous thread locker and cheap screws, you will probably strip every screw you try and take off the Scorpion.

Offline MarkS20

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 09:24:46 PM »
Are you using the right size hex key?  I'm pretty sure it is metric.

Offline lorazepam

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 11:30:08 AM »
Are you using the right size hex key?  I'm pretty sure it is metric.
Yes, the wrench is not slipping, it is twisting and the screw is not moving.

Offline John A.

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 02:55:40 PM »
Sounds like it's stripped.
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Offline biggerhammer

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 03:01:21 PM »
Doesn't sound stripped at all. Sounds like his wrench has a good bite on it but it's so tight that the wrench is bending or (twisting) as the OP phrased it.  Answer- get a better wrench before you do end up stripping the head of the screw.

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Re: Right side safety removal.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 05:11:17 PM »
Sounds like the infamous CZ Threadlock Monster strikes again.

Mine wasn't quite that bad. I've had it back out a couple of times, doing drills, so there is some legit concern, but globing it on is not the answer.

 

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