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Posted: 7/18/2010 8:04:43 PM EDT
Pulled my buffer and buffer spring out today, and the buffer roll pin appears to be popping out. I'm assuming I should just get a punch and pop her back in, but i thought i'd check with the all-knowing arfcommers just in case i should get a new one for some reason

ETA: this is just a standard carbine buffer (from RRA)

Crappy cell phone pic:


The roll pin looks completely fine––its not mushrooming or anything
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:14:32 PM EDT
[#1]
when you shake the buffer, what do you hear, bbs bouncing around like a rattle, or weights bumping back and forth?  You may need to pound the pin in better or it might be best to just replace it.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:16:48 PM EDT
[#2]
If there is anything wrong with it (which I'm not sure if there is or isn't), buffers are fairly inexpensive to be replaced.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:30:21 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
when you shake the buffer, what do you hear, bbs bouncing around like a rattle, or weights bumping back and forth?  You may need to pound the pin in better or it might be best to just replace it.


I hear 1 large weight shifting around, and MAYBE a second object moving around inside. I'm not necessarily worries about purchasing another, but is this an easy fix? I consider myself pretty knowledgeable with every other part of the weapon except the buffer itself, so sorry for the noobish question.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 9:37:02 PM EDT
[#4]
I have heard you can stake the pin in place.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:02:07 PM EDT
[#5]
Never seen one of those come out, but, yeah, I would guess you could stake it with a chisel
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:37:08 AM EDT
[#6]
Drive it in flush and put a couple drops of loctite in it. It's not like you need to take it apart later.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 8:46:51 PM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 8:48:50 PM EDT
[#8]
Buffers are about 14 bucks on average.  Just get a new one.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:44:06 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:

If its for duty, home defense, training, or anything else you consider serious, I would spend a couple bucks and get a new one.  While you are at it, you might even kick around the idea of using a heavier buffer.  

If its in a fun-gun, you can always drive it back in and peen the ends.


It is a HD weapon in-progress, so i think i'll try to invest in a new buffer
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 10:26:43 PM EDT
[#10]



Quoted:



Quoted:



If its for duty, home defense, training, or anything else you consider serious, I would spend a couple bucks and get a new one.  While you are at it, you might even kick around the idea of using a heavier buffer.  



If its in a fun-gun, you can always drive it back in and peen the ends.


It is a HD weapon in-progress, so i think i'll try to invest in a new buffer






 
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