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Posted: 12/16/2005 9:55:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 9:56:40 PM EDT by Triumph955i]
Tonight i took part in a late night AR build session.

Just like everytime before, I have yet to build a rifle without scratching something.

Yes, i know. They are just tools. And i veiw them this way.

However, after buiding a few uppers I have almost lost hope in completeing a rifle and it have that factory fresh look.

Tonight it was the little c-clamp on the hinge pin that I slipped and left a nice mark on the front of the upper.

Anyboday else as clumsy as myself?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:58:47 PM EDT


Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:19:08 PM EDT
I've built two, scratched both. My worst was putting the trigger guard in backwards. Now I can't get the fucking roll pin out! It doesn't affect function, so it really doesn't matter, though.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:43:55 PM EDT
eh, this was my first and so far only build. no major scratches, however, putting the MI #17 handguards on resulted in me scratching the delta ring up a little bit... (no handguard removal tool), after some clp it's hardly noticable.

i used all kinds of crap to get the MI handguards on too, knives, sledgehammers, real hammers, etc... just use a cloth or something to protect the gun on impact!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:01:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 11:03:54 PM EDT by Kisara]
I've scratched cars, knocked out flourescent lights, oversprayed Krylon onto floors/walls/driveways, smelled up a large kitchen at work with MolyResin, and last month shattered and sheared a tower right off of a Beta C-mag. The more you build (and the more Stoli you drink), the more Mr.Murphy visits.

I think I put a scratch too in Duffy's chin or elbow putting together a RAS-MRE...
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:07:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:12:05 AM EDT
I've been lucky not to scratch any of my firearms when working on them, but in armorer's class I forgot to install the handguard cap and had to pull the FSB again to install it. That's my confession...
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:51:05 AM EDT
Even with my smallest brass hammer I always leave some brass on the lower when puting in the bolt catch pin.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:57:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pun:
Even with my smallest brass hammer I always leave some brass on the lower when puting in the bolt catch pin.

I use visegrips with duct tape on the tips.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:47:33 AM EDT
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