I have never done this and wondered how you would attempt it. A Recoil shaft ( graphite ) with a brass weight in the tip, how would you attempt to remove it?
heat gun and needle nose pliers will work. if you can’t grab it with the needle nose, try a piece of thin steel rod about 1/8″ diameter and shove it down from the butt end of the shaft. You can get this from home depot/menards.