Brass deflector / ejector door pads
My AR I just sold had some pads on it that I bought about 10 years ago at a gun show. One was on the brass deflector to protect the finish and the other one was a small square that went on the ejection port cover so that when it opened it was hitting the pad. They were black and very thin closed cell foam, just thick enough to protect the finish but not get noticed.
I searched all over the net but can't find them any where. I'm hoping some one on here can point me in the right direction, Thanxs -Rob
Well, I’m not that picky about the finish wear of my brass deflector, but you might try looking at the local hardware store in the isle where furniture leg hardware is kept.
There, I’ve seen a wide assortment of rubber, self-stick pads meant for furniture legs or equipment legs that might suit your intentions. Also, I’ve seen some folks affix a small section of loop Velcro to the brass deflector, also might be worth a try.
Just use the fuzzy part of, stick on Velcro cut it to fit, works very good.
I'm going to teach you how to make a brass deflector cover that works flawlessly to protect the finish of your rifle in three easy steps! It may take a little longer than going to the harware store and buying something, but in the end with a little hard work and patience you too can have a brass-proof cover for your deflector. Best of all, my method is almost invisible to the naked eye and wipes clean with a rag. Most people won't even notice it on your rifle.
Step 1: Obtain roll (partial roll is fine) of black electrical tape and scissors, a sharp knife, a razor blade, or a similar cutting utensil.
Step 2: Cut piece of electrical tape to fit your brass deflector.
Step 3: Apply pre-cut piece of tape to brass deflector and voila! No more nicks on finish.
I also thought of ways to install something that would protect the deflector but I decided it was just not worth the effort. Eventually the protector will get worn and you end up replacing it. I just won't be concerned about it and let it be.