Well it took a lot of liquid wrench and a little heat but I got the gas sleave loose!
Shot it today and got some very tight groups at 100yds, about an inch and a half across with .485 grain bullets, a little filler, and 60 grains of loose powder.
I didn't have any Cream of Wheat or Corn Meal so I used Cous Cous! My wife has been trying to feed me this stuff for a while now, told her I've finaly found a better use for it
Needless to say she wasn't pleased.
Can't wait to roll up some paper cartridges.