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Posted: 7/9/2003 4:44:47 PM EST
Just got a ARMS 38 EX rail from one of the folks here at EE,but it has no instructions. Can someone email a copy, pic of the instructions or give me detailed mount instructions. I need to get this mounted on my flattop Colt and sighted in for this weekend. Thanks in advance for your help.

Link Posted: 7/9/2003 7:15:35 PM EST
1) remove the clamping bar from the left side of the rail. 2) Pull the charging handle back as if you were removing the bolt group. 3)Place the rail onto the rifle with the rail about an inch behind where it would normally ride, and slide it forward until when it's in poroper position, the notches in the rail line up with the notches in the upper, forming the screw holes. 4)Put the clamping bar in place, insert the screws, and tighten 'em down.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 8:13:15 PM EST
When I tried that the thing is so tight; it feels odd. It's a Colt flattop. Should I use lubricant (for the rail placement, haha)? Thanks
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 9:46:54 PM EST
My #38s-EX MOD was very tight also, I make sure it is lined up straight and I took a rubber hammer and tap it slowly into battery. once it is half way in, it became easier.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 10:46:37 PM EST
should the screws be torqued to a certain value? loctite?
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 11:25:11 PM EST
Just snug them down, they'll stay just fine without loc-tite.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 6:04:59 PM EST
Oh the humanity! An ARMS product that is tight on a Colt! :)
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 1:07:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: Just snug them down, they'll stay just fine without loc-tite.
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Agree 100%... of course, mine loosened as soon as I started firing. [;)] At 60 rounds the screws were no longer even finger tight. The purple loc-tite that came with the ARMS#38ex was half the strength of Blue Loc-tite 242 (which also didn't work). Had to use Red 271. It's high strength, but not permanent.
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