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  1. Been trying find good info for removing the Winchester SXP forend tube nut, and so far, this has been the most reliable. Thanks! Just 1 quick question, because the one on my SXP seems pretty difficult to turn (I’ll be machining my own little purpose-built wrench tomorrow): This does turn left = loose, yeah? I’d hate to torque the crap outta this thing and have it turn out to be reverse-threaded or something.

    • Fred,

      It has been a while since I did this, but if I remember correctly I hand tightened until I couldn’t anymore and employed the same technique for getting it on that I used for getting it off (used the head of a screwdriver and tapped it a few times).


    • This is from the Calguns forum:

      “Letter of the law [18 USC 922(r)] indicates any type of imported shotgun.

      It’s a common misconception that it only applies to semi-auto shotguns.
      This comes from the fact that it only applies to semi-auto rifles, so people assume it also means semi-auto shotguns. But, the law says “any shotgun”.

      18 USC 922
      (r) It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic rifle or any shotgun which is identical to any rifle or shotgun prohibited from importation under section 925 (d)(3) of this chapter as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes except that this subsection shall not apply to—
      (1) the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed manufacturer to the United States or any department or agency thereof or to any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
      (2) the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General.

      18 USC 925
      (d) The Attorney General shall authorize a firearm or ammunition to be imported or brought into the United States or any possession thereof if the firearm or ammunition—
      (3) is of a type that does not fall within the definition of a firearm as defined in section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes, excluding surplus military firearms, except in any case where the Attorney General has not authorized the importation of the firearm pursuant to this paragraph, it shall be unlawful to import any frame, receiver, or barrel of such firearm which would be prohibited if assembled;”

      • OK I agree that it “…indicates any type of imported shotgun.” BUT – it also states “…identical to…”. Adding an aftermarket magazine extension would not constitute an “identical” firearm to one which may be “…prohibited from importation.”

    • Blake,

      I hope that one works. At the time I wrote this I was speaking via phone to the person that actually wrote the instructions that were sent with the ATI package, and no such tool existed in mass production. The technician from ATI actually suggested that I make one.


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