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Posted: 2/26/2007 4:16:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 4:18:15 PM EDT by Melvin]
Have a question guys. I ended up having to buy a complete lower half with A2 furniture. The wholesaler wouldnt part it out. Ive got my own A1 pistol grip and early non trapdoor buttstock. I know the A2 stock is longer and has a spacer with a longer screw. My question is this how much would I have to shorten the A2 screw? Do I take 5/16 off, or is the overall lenth of a A1 screw 5/16? I really dont want to order just a screw shipping would cost more than the part. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:22:56 PM EDT
A1 screw is .662" long (TOTAL length, not just threads)
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:27:33 PM EDT
The phrase "buttstock screw" sounds rude.  
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:40:37 PM EDT
I dont own a set a calipers so how much would I have to take off the A2 screw? thanks
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:57:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 4:59:30 PM EDT by JoeBud]
I think you can get by with cutting it in half.

Nobby, its really rude if you have an early "buttstock screw" with a hole in it.

Melvin, if you screw it up send me an email. I have an extra I will send you.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 3:38:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nobby:
The phrase "buttstock screw" sounds rude.  

Second that!
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 5:46:07 AM EDT
Why does the screw have to be shortened?  Is it because the buffer may come back far enough to hit the tip of the screw?  It doesn't seem to me that it comes that far back, especially with the spring compressing.  When I put my A1 stock on, I just removed the spacer and used the A2 screw. However, I haven't fired it yet...am I being stupid?  Should I get a shorter screw?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 5:50:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VAAR:
...am I being stupid?  Should I get a shorter screw?

It won't work.  The buffer will hit the screw.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 6:05:58 AM EDT
THe best thing you can do is cut the screw down; I did that before I received two of the shorter screws in the mail. (couldn't wait to get my stock screwed in place).
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 7:04:19 AM EDT
What is the thread pitch on that screw? 1/4" by 20?

Link Posted: 2/27/2007 12:40:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ColKurtzToo:
What is the thread pitch on that screw? 1/4" by 20?


I think is 1/4 x 28 (not sure); I bought a pair of nuts in that thread pitch to act as guides, so if I had to cut another A2 stock nut, I would cut it the proper lenght; I'll have to take the nut over to the local Home Depot to see what is the right thread pitch (and to buy a couple more for the spare box.

I'll post the right thread when I get back. BRB.
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