Removing picatinny rail problem

michiman

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i just realized that about an inch of my picatinny rail is hanging over the front action on my Sako trg 22. I was having a problem with eye relief since gettin my new scope mount so I decided to move it back about an inch. When I removed the screws I was unable to remove the rail. It’s as if it is fused to the action. I tried tapping lightly with a rubber mallet, but that didn’t work. I didn’t want to tap it too hard. Advice on how to remove it would be appreciated. Here are some pics.

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Nebulous

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it looks like it might have pins but yeah add heat. You could simply place a clothing iron on the rail to heat it.
 

Fixr

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it looks like it might have pins but yeah add heat. You could simply place a clothing iron on the rail to heat it.
^^^^^ Clothing iron is what I used, had to let it sit for a good while. OP it does have pins so it has to come straight up but if I recall correctly the hole spacing in the rail will not allow you to move it back, I could be wrong though I removed the rail to install a Spuhr mount so it didn't matter.
 
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