I was playing around with a new to me g36c clone. From what I saw, it was not possible to remove the piston rod, and therefore the gas piston since the rod was so short. I could not push it far enough rearward to clear the cup on the piston so it could come out to the side.
Does this seem right? Are there any cleaning tricks for this?
The bolt carrier has to be locked back, or it will hold the op rod in place.
D'oh, ok I feel kind of silly, should have figured that out...
Thanks for the info!
Sorry to necro... but I'm not sure I should make a brand new thread.
HK newbie here, bought a T36KER from Tom about a month ago. I've had some success in fully field stripping it, but for whatever reason the piston rod is INCREDIBLY hard to remove. I'm not sure if it's because of the spring + rod length (KER variant) or because I'm doing something wrong. I'd ask Tom directly but I feel like I bugged him enough already, so I thought I'd try here first.
In my situation, the bolt carrier is completely removed (the piston rod would be the last thing I strip), but it's still incredibly hard to push down. I've seen field strip videos where the person removes it with ease, so I figure something's not right with the way I'm doing it. Thanks!
EDIT: I contacted Tom for my inquiry since no responses were added here. Thanks anyways
Last edited by BassaForte; 06-07-2020 at 03:09 AM.