Originally Posted by minimag03
Try locking a pair of vicegrips around the rod and turning it. It might scratch the rod but it can usually be switched around so marred portion cannot be seen since its hidden inside the body.
Wouldn't I need some kind of rubber on it or something to make sure there is enough friction?
Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns
alternatively go to the hardware store, buy a nut that fits the cocking rod (don't remember the thread size), and thread the new nut on before the old nut.
Get another wrench/pair of vice grips/adjustable wrench and tighten the two nuts together and then try unscrewing it. If you can get the two together well enough the thread interference between the two might provide enough sticktion to help you get the cocking rod out.
Or you can use loctite and see if that will hold it in place lol
I thought about loctite because realistically I don't think that there is any need to remove the nut that is on the cocking rod in the first place. Your nut idea could work too though. I'll have to look into that.