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I've been scoouring the web looking for tips on how to remove a siezed breech plug. I've read everything from soaking it in hot, soapy water to using penetrating oil to heating it with a blow torch. The only thing is that it's a CVA Electra, and I'm worried about damaging the electronic workings of the plug.. The manuel says you can soak it in solvent once it's removed, maybe pour solvent down the barrel over night..? Any Suggestions are more than welcome....:confused:
 

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Search the web for seized bolts instead of breech plugs. There are several different little tricks to removing seized bolts. And if all fails you may have to bite the bullet and ruin the plug to get it out (after trying every other trick in the book). A couple years ago a buddy of mine brought me a CVA Wolf that he had let set fouled for a year. He tried to remove the plug and wound up stripping the hex end. I drilled the center out of the plug and used a combination of wax (google paraffin wax bolt removal for instructions) and an ease out and finally got the plug out.

One thing that I will suggest with that method is to use a heat gun to heat the plug and not a torch. The torch may not hurt the barrel in any way but I was worried that it would so I used a heat gun instead just to be on the safe side.
 

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Got It!!!!

It took a little more torque than I would have thought, but after I hit the back side of the plug with a small amount of wd-40 and set the barrell on the heater for 20 mins It came loose.. Fire hazard, yes, but it worked!!! I've read that CVA makes a good anti seize for breech plugs.. I will be purchasing some in the morning.. Thanks Duck..
 

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If you did not put anti seize on the plug that might be a good reason it seized. I use Slick 50 One Grease.
 

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I use the CVA breech plug grease and it works, although I've used some others and I like T/C's blue one, cannot remember the name, a little better as it doesn't stain stuff as bad as CVA's. CVA's is very inexpensive though and was tight on funds last year and could get a large tube of theirs for the same price as a sample size of the TC. I'll probably use it until it's gone anyway. ;)
 

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If you did not put anti seize on the plug that might be a good reason it seized. I use Slick 50 One Grease.
Yeah, I just got my Electra in early Sept. and did not do the initial break-down and cleaning before I went out to the range.. Lesson Learned.. :D
 
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