Author Topic: Breech plug wrench  (Read 1897 times)

Offline Nhgrants

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Breech plug wrench
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:44:38 AM »
I would like to make a breech plug wrench. Thinking of cutting a tapered notch in some 5/8 steel plate and
Then weld the plate to a 1 inch diameter piece of rebar for a handle.
Does anyone have photos of wrenches they have made? Anyone have any advice.
Thanks

Offline PPatch

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Re: Breech plug wrench
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 01:40:28 AM »
Hello Nhgrants, welcome to ALR.

Jason at Rice Rifle barrels sells both a breech plug wrench and vice adapter barrel holders - check them out at: http://ricebarrels.com/products.html

His breech plug wrench has a stem that you can fit an iron pipe on for leverage and he uses aluminum so as not to scar the barrel or breech plug. Make what you need, of course, but I thought you might enjoy seeing Jason's approach.

dave

« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 05:23:01 PM by PPatch »
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Offline alyce-james

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Re: Breech plug wrench
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 03:11:38 AM »
Nhgrants; Sir, I have Mr. Jason Rice's, Breech Plug Wrench and Octagon Barrel Vice Jaws. High quality products. I have used both products often in the shop. Have a great week. AJ.
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Offline Eric Smith

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Re: Breech plug wrench
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 11:10:03 AM »
Another vote for the Rice tools.
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Offline sdilts

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Re: Breech plug wrench
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 03:19:27 PM »
The Rice tools are the only way to go. BTW that would be Jason Schneider at Rice barrel.

Offline jrb

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Re: Breech plug wrench
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 09:23:01 PM »
I've got the Rice wrench and a large thick crescent wrench (if you already have one) and close the jaws just enough to not ride up on the breech plug tang upper edge, absolutely works just as well.