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Posted: 8/25/2004 4:18:43 PM EST
Whats the main difference between riveting a reciever together or screwing it together? Screwing looks much easier. If you rivet you gotta have a rivet gun right? I got a pop rivet gun, but I don't think theses are the same thing. This is my first build. I'm going to use a pre-made reciever.Hope you can lead me down the right path.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:26:05 PM EST
To do a correct rivet job the barrel must be removed. I did a screw together job, the link is tacked above, it's holding up just fine. Hand rivet squeezers won't work for riveting, you must use a rivet gun and bucking bars or a press. If you need screw build info send me a IM.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:16:40 PM EST
I like screwing, most will agree.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:19:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By P806:
I like screwing, most will agree.



Yes, we can see that with your avatar!
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 9:58:36 AM EST
I have done many with screws and like the way they came out.
I think if done right they will last as long as the gun does.
I built one last year and have put 5000 plus rounds through her without a hiccup and never having to tighten the screws.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:08:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By madmarc0:
I have done many with screws and like the way they came out.
I think if done right they will last as long as the gun does.
I built one last year and have put 5000 plus rounds through her without a hiccup and never having to tighten the screws.



Did you use locktite on the screws or something different?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By merc556:

Originally Posted By madmarc0:
I have done many with screws and like the way they came out.
I think if done right they will last as long as the gun does.
I built one last year and have put 5000 plus rounds through her without a hiccup and never having to tighten the screws.



Did you use locktite on the screws or something different?



I used red loctite on mine, most do.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:48:01 AM EST
I used blue loctite from a company called Weurth from Germany and it works great.
Like I said, never had one come loose yet.
Thanks,
Marc
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:00:58 PM EST
With loctite (or even with some white-knuckle tightening), the screw IS better than the rivet. Rivet is only in the design because it's considerably cheaper to implement on a massive scale.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:40:06 PM EST
mine will be a rivet job
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 4:58:59 PM EST
In true ARF tradition I'm doing both..
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 5:39:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jicky:
In true ARF tradition I'm doing both..



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