So I'm in a bit of a bind. I have an STG-2000C kit that I'm working on. I can't get the barrel pin out, and I can't get the FSB off. I need to remove the FSB to get the old shitty handguard clamp off, and put a standard handguard retainer on the barrel. I've tried hammering, put heat on it until it's cherry, and tried squeezing it in a vice. All I've done it mess up my barrel threads a little. So I'm giving up. Is there anyone I can send my barrel assy to, do do the following:
Take off FSB
Remove barrel from trunion, punch out old rivets
Reinstall barrel, headspace
Slide on retainer, reinstall FSB (fixing cant)
Fix barrel threads
Try Pat McHenry (restoreit1). I just got my barrel assembly back from him today, exactly a week after I sent it to him. He did a great job populating, headspacing and pinning my virgin barrel. He blew the 2-3 week turn around time that he initially quoted me out of the water.
Here's his website: