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  • gunz4me

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    Sep 14, 2006
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    Today I learned that if you are swapping stocks on an AR-15 that you did not build, the more you try to save the rear takedown detent and spring, the greater the risk of losing both by launching them across the room. My issues were compounded by the fact that whoever assembled this was overzealous with their use of Loctite, which caked up between the threads and the looped back plate for a single point sling. It wouldn't budge, wouldn't budge, then wham, everything went flying.

    I have extras, so no big deal. I just thought it was funny and felt like sharing.

    EDIT: I found the detent, but the spring is gone... I have no idea where it could have flown to.
     
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    machinedrummer

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    Gotta love the receivers with the 4-40 set screw. No longer using a towel as a tent while installing. My son found a detent on top of our kitchen cabinet. Good young eyes. Always keep extras around.
     

    Grosbec

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    Mar 25, 2022
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    White Castle
    Today I learned that if you are swapping stocks on an AR-15 that you did not build, the more you try to save the rear takedown detent and spring, the greater the risk of losing both by launching them across the room. My issues were compounded by the fact that whoever assembled this was overzealous with their use of Loctite, which caked up between the threads and the looped back plate for a single point sling. It wouldn't budge, wouldn't budge, then wham, everything went flying.

    I have extras, so no big deal. I just thought it was funny and felt like sharing.

    EDIT: I found the detent, but the spring is gone... I have no idea where it could have flown to.
    Yeah that’s the pros and cons of AR’s. There are simple to work on but because they are simple people don’t pay attention to the little details and just throw it together.
     

    Grosbec

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    Mar 25, 2022
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    White Castle
    I always hate going behind other people's builds...
    A friend wanted me to simply change his muzzle device last month. I ended up having to carefully cut it so I could break the muzzle device in half. A guy he knows put that device on so freaking tight I could not budge it. Then I noticed the free float handguard seemed loose. I was able easily loosen all the screws with a hex bit in my finger tips. Same with his scope mounts. I degreased all the screws and screw holes then added blue loctite and torqued everything to recommended specs.
     

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