Author Topic: Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help  (Read 1332 times)

Offline XVIIc Wheelock

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Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help
« on: July 01, 2021, 04:32:11 PM »
How do you remove this liner? I need to replace it and have the correct Pedersoli replacement.  I let it soak with PB Blaster. Mine is somehow wedged or stuck...even tried a reverse screw remover tool. The slot for a flathead screwdriver is now buggered up. I am making matters worse every time I try a different method. I don't want to mar the barrel.  Help!

Offline rich pierce

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Re: Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 05:21:10 PM »
I would drill it out bigger to use a bigger easy-out. Then hit the barrel but not the liner with the torch.
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Offline XVIIc Wheelock

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Re: Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 05:40:59 PM »
Thank you Rich!!

Offline L. Akers

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Re: Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2021, 03:27:52 PM »
I use the tap size drill for the liner, ie #3 drill for 1/4" liner thread and drill out the liner.  Just the liner thread will be left which is removed with a steel pick.  Total time for the job is 2-3 minutes.

Offline 577SXS

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Re: Flintlock touch-hole liner removal help
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 03:22:10 PM »
I drill about an 1/8" hole in it and use an easy out. If it doesn't come right out heat the barrel to almost too hot to touch and try again.