Wildcat Shroud Removal

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    How do I remove the shroud from my Wildcat .22.     I’ve heard that it has to be heated with a hot air gun, but where, which end?  And then does it pull off or unscrew?
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    LHD
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    I got my wildcat off the first shipment. If it hasn’t been changed, just unscrew it.

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    LHD
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    I don’t know if it really helps but when screwing it back on I back it off just a little so it doesn’t pull the barrel if the mating surfaces aren’t perfectly machined.

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    Screwing the shroud back on doesn’t pull the barrel because the threaded piece that the shroud screws onto is attached to the barrel.

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    sgtskinny
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    Heat up the muzzle end, not so much the shroud tube but the air stripper. The air stripper is threaded onto the end of the barrel with mild thread locker. I used my cigar torch lighter for 15-20 seconds, it doesn’t take much heat. I chucked my barrel in the lathe to remove the shroud system but it can left set screwed in the gun until removed.

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    Not sure what the air stripper is.  Is this the thing we are talking about and this is the end that should be heated?

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    Yes. Heat that end a little and remove the end piece. Then heat the other end of the shroud a little and it will unscrew counterclockwise

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    That eyepiece also unscrews counterclockwise

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    I meant endpiece .

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    PlanB
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    im trying to get my 22 wildcat shroud off also. the shroud will turn but its not comeing off, have i stripped it’s threads?

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    No. The shroud is screwed onto a threaded spacer piece that’s supposed to be screwed onto the barrel itself at the proper location. If you have the stock ldc and airstripper removed from the end and it just spins then the threaded spacer isn’t tight. Try to spin and pull it off. The pieces at the end of the barrel have to be removed first.. you should see the barrel free floating inside the shroud

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    PlanB
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    thanks eddie

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    PlanB
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    hey Fast Eddie, i finally got the sir stripper off, all this is to polish my barrel. when trying to get the shroud off, i think i have pulled the barrel out about 1/16″, then i got polish behind it and cant get it back to line up with transfer port. 
    can you tell me how to remove the barrel? i removed the set screw on top, opposite the transfer port and cansee that it needs to go toward the rear.

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    Scott_MCT
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    Guess it’s the luck of the draw.  My shroud came off easy to install the FX stackable pack.

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