Hi all, I'm a new member here, but not new to shooting and hunting.... 50 years now give or take. I've been taking my time on tearing my old model 97 down to refinish the wood and to give the metal a rust blue finish. My problem is that I've got everything stripped except the wood off the action slide bar. I can't get the forend cap nut off the front to get the wood off. I'm hoping someone here has some experience with this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. P. S. the model is the old takedown model and don't have any screws on the wood, made in 1904. Thanks dano599.