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I recived my Choate Recoil Compensator in the mail today and put it on. The front sight came off really easy and then I put the new one on. Little did I know they have a pre 580 and post 580 model and I just jammed the pre 580 model on my 581 model ranch. Needless to say if won't slip on past the original sight posistion and I need some ideas on how to get it back off wihout ruining the finish or unit so I can return it and get the correct one. Needless to say I am pretty pissed at myself for doing this.
 

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On second thought here's a update. The set screw is just forward of the end of the barrel, so it does not set anything. However the rear roll pin is on the barrel. This thing is on there good. Is there any danger to just using it with the one roll pin? It does look good but I'm concerned about any dangers that might come hen shooting since it was not designed for this barrel and is sticking a extra 1/2 inch or so forward of where it should be.
 

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I would take it off and get the correct one. No sense in going to the range and having it fly off ;)

Pulling the pin out and soaking it in in a deep penetrating grease would be what I would do.
 

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If I understand the situation the new compensator is pressed fitted on there now. Take a heat gun and evenly heat the compensator up for about 5 to 10 minutes, then take some dry ice and place or rub on the barrel as close to the compensator as possible. Remove or drive off the compensator with hardwood block.
 
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If I understand the situation the new compensator is pressed fitted on there now. Take a heat gun and evenly heat the compensator up for about 5 to 10 minutes, then take some dry ice and place or rub on the barrel as close to the compensator as possible. Remove or drive off the compensator with hardwood block.
Sounds like a winner to me. This is where I would start. I have a three pronged bearing puller that might work but can't guarantee no damage to either barrel or compensator.
 

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;)I'd try the heat with the heat gun and melt either parrafin or chassis grease between the muzzle break and barrel,cool rapidly both surfaces to same temp,then reheat the muzzle break rapidly,and go after the thing with the hardwood block and mallet before the heat can conduct to the barrel again.the wax or grease should act as a release agent or lubricant and aid in slipping the mb and protecting the barrel a little!
 
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Hey just thought of this. Take the action out of the stock and put it in the freezer for a good 6-8 hours. The contraction will cause the barrel to get smaller, and the outside and inside diameters of the comp to get larger.

Might be worth a try before applying brute force. Good Luck
 

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Good news to report, with a dermal and a hammer I got it back off. There is no damage to the barrel and the proper piece is on the way, or will be soon.
Thanks
 
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