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This seems to be much discussed. What the hell were BSA thinking putting the last 2 head bolts in that ridiculously cramped section, between the head and the barrel? Both of mine were seized on tight. I managed to get one out with a 9/16ths ring spanner, but it just wont fit over the last one (its honestly off by a hair). Add to that, whoever had it last, had tried the wrong spanner on it, which of course rounded it off. I may have to go the old hammer and chisel route, but thought I would get opinions on here first. I have tried my thin 9/16ths spanner, but its not doing well with the rounded edges. Any help would be appreciated! I currently have liquid wrench sprayed onto it, then letting it dry completely before having another go.

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Don't know if it can help you in your current situation, but for rounded-off nut and bolt heads I use Metrinch tools, which grasp on the flats, not on the corners. I'm sure that there are a number of this type wrenches available, I've owned my Metrinches for 25 years at least... if you can get your hands on the right sized wrench of this design it may do the trick.

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Metricinch or 6 start spanner, 14mm spanner is an option and cheap enough to destroy if it gets the job done.

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Kommando, you're amazing! It worked like a charm. Now onto the next thread.. incoming in probably a day or two haha!

Thanks so much again! Three days of strife solved in 45 seconds.


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