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Posted: 3/1/2006 2:06:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 9:57:56 AM EDT by MEI2757935]
Where can I buy a good quality gas tube for a carbine?

I have a Wilson Combat M-4T that it will be going on with a 7" Daniel Defense rail.

Thanks!


This post was edited from an earlier gas tube problem. Please ignore previous posts.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:10:17 PM EDT
There will be a 1/16" roll pin holding the gas tube to the gas block.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:11:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
There will be a 1/16" roll pin holding the gas tube to the gas block.



I thought that little thing might be my problem. Thanks! I'll try it and let you know.

-MEI
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:20:36 PM EDT
I took out the roll pin and still no joy...

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:23:04 PM EDT
take the roll pin all the way out
hold the gas tube and tap the fsb off
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:24:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 2:25:30 PM EDT by MEI2757935]

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
take the roll pin all the way out
hold the gas tube and tap the fsb off





I like your style...roll pin is all the way out...i'll get my hammer.

BRB

FUNction over Form right?

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:27:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:32:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 2:32:28 PM EDT by MEI2757935]
SOB this thing just won't come off!

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:38:44 PM EDT
Screw it...how much is a new gas tube?

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:42:23 PM EDT
Grab the gas tube GENTLY with a pair of vise grips and twist while pulling it out.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:23:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By artr0920:
Grab the gas tube GENTLY with a pair of vise grips and twist while pulling it out.



Been there done that...no joy.



I just boiled it again for a long time...see if that breaks whatever is holding it.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:46:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 3:47:30 PM EDT by Boom]
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:52:59 PM EDT
I just talked to a gunsmith and he says that he has a special tool that will remove it. I contacted the new owner of the sight and he is going to let me know whether or not I should remove the gas tube or just ship it attached. I can buy a new one for just a few dollars. I'm not going to mess with it any more because i'm afraid that I might break the tube off. Then there would be all kinds of trouble. Thanks for the suggestions guys. Time to let someone else take care of it though.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:00:28 PM EDT
I applied No 10 Copper Cutter (not because I was expecting copper, but because it is so heinous) for three days before I was able to separate the FSB from the gas tube.

You should try it, just make sure you use that stuff outside or expect a major headache.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:35:41 PM EDT
Been shooting Wolf ammo? We had one stubborn gas tube out of 24 rifles in armorer's class -- the guy had put a lot of Wolf through it. The vise grip technique mentioned above will mimic the tool that the gunsmith you spoke with will use.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:48:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
Been shooting Wolf ammo? We had one stubborn gas tube out of 24 rifles in armorer's class -- the guy had put a lot of Wolf through it. The vise grip technique mentioned above will mimic the tool that the gunsmith you spoke with will use.



Nope...no wolf yet. Not that I won't use it...just have a lot of Lake City ammo that i've been using.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:49:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15_Fanatic:
I applied No 10 Copper Cutter (not because I was expecting copper, but because it is so heinous) for three days before I was able to separate the FSB from the gas tube.

You should try it, just make sure you use that stuff outside or expect a major headache.



Thanks, but the buyer just wants me to send the gas tube with the sight. I have no problem with that. I need to order another one. Best brand and place to buy?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:57:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 6:57:21 PM EDT by AR15_Fanatic]
I didn't know there was a high-end gas tube, stick with the brand names and you should be fine. I've ordered replacement gas tubes from RRA and they've worked out well.

Are you talking about a low profile gas block, if so I like PRI.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:15:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15_Fanatic:
I didn't know there was a high-end gas tube, stick with the brand names and you should be fine. I've ordered replacement gas tubes from RRA and they've worked out well.

Are you talking about a low profile gas block, if so I like PRI.



Nah...it's going into the standard front triangle iron sight. So just any gas tube will work? doesn't it have to be a certain length? Or do I have to cut it with a pipe cutter when it comes in?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:17:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 7:22:11 PM EDT by AR15_Fanatic]

Originally Posted By MEI2757935:
Nah...it's going into the standard front triangle iron sight. So just any gas tube will work? doesn't it have to be a certain length? Or do I have to cut it with a pipe cutter when it comes in?



There are three lengths: carbine, mid-length, rifle
Sounds like you need a carbine.

ETA – Don’t forget to buy a gas tube roll pin (or two)
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:38:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 8:07:38 PM EDT by MEI2757935]
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:24:56 PM EDT
Anybody know where to purchase a gas tube for a carbine that will fit a 7" rail?

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:52:44 PM EDT
Go to the EE and find one of our fine dealers that has a carbine gas tube and buy one from them.

Gas tubes are rather generic. Buy from a reputable source and you won't be sorry.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:43:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
Go to the EE and find one of our fine dealers that has a carbine gas tube and buy one from them.

Gas tubes are rather generic. Buy from a reputable source and you won't be sorry.

WIZZO



I got a couple from M&A Parts at a funshow, and they work great!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:40:36 AM EDT
I just got one in an order from PK Firearms off the EE.
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