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Posted: 6/30/2001 10:11:54 AM EST
I am usually a bushmaster fan, but I have found a few colt rifles for $799 a piece, A2 type, 20 In bbl. 1. These have a typical screw pivot pin in teh front hole, but they also have, on the right side, the raised channel that a spring and detent would go in to hold a standard reciever push pin spring and detent. Can I removed teh screw reciever pin and install a standard push pin, or does the spring and detent retainer area lack teh drilled hole to insert a pushpin spring and detent. 2. Are the pins on this rifle the offsized ones? It is most definetly a postban rifle. 3. Is $799 an exceptional price, or about standard? If it is about standard, I will go with a Bush A2 20 in BBL rifle instead. TIA
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:28:00 AM EST
C-Rion I too purchased a Colt exactly like that last December. I don't know the anser to the pin question, but it would be nice to put a standard pin up there. My Colt, out of the box was a little more reliable than ARlady's Bushmaster. However, after breaking in her gun, and thrashing the frakenmag 10 rounder that came with it, it has proven utterly relialbe. In fact, the whole point of this, is I like shooting her Bushmaster better than the Colt, her gun doesn't rattle as much as mine does either! Kind of subjective and totally open to flaming, but I'm pretty impressed with the Bushmaster weapons.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:31:02 AM EST
Answers: 1.) ?? Sorry ask somebody else, not familiar with spring/detent parts on the FRONT pivot pin. 2.) Only the TRIGGER pins are offsized (about .020" than normal - somebody has the exact number), but I believe that both the takedown and front pivot pins are of mil-spec size. 3.) For a standard profile 20" barreled A2, $799 is a [i]fair[/i] price for a Colt. I got mine for $690, which is a GOOD price for a Colt A2. The prices will be about the same, but to get a chrome-lined barrel (which some people are into) and to avoid trigger upgrade problems brought about my larger pins, I'd have to place my vote on the Bushmaster. Good Huntin' [img]www.auburn.edu/~littlcb/E-vil2.jpg[/img]
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