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Posted: 9/16/2004 8:24:08 AM EDT
I just got a 6 position stock for my AR, it didn't come with any directions so being impatient I tore into it and messed things up (something so easy). I unscrewd my old regular stock and prceeded to screw my new stock in as far as I could, well it jammed up against the buffer guide. I then looked to see how deep my old one went in and screwed my new one into about that depth. To make a long story short the pin and spring took off across the room and I lost the spring. So I ordered a new one from Bushmaster today. Does anyone have a good set of instructions or web site with some. I need to know how deep to go with the new stock and how close it should be to the buffer guide.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:53:37 AM EDT
If you look at the buffer retaining detent, it is wide at the base and has a narrower pin that extends upward. You should screw the receiver extension in far enough that it covers the wide portion of the detent so that it can't come out, but it should allow the narrow portion to come up high enough to keep the buffer from coming out.

If the threads on your receiver extension extend all the way to the end of the receiver extension then the pin won't be able to stick up far enough to hold the buffer in correctly. If you look at the threads on your old receiver extension you'll see that the threads end about 1/8" from the end so that the detent can do it's job. If the end of your new receiver extension doesn't look like the end of your old one then you should use a file to remove the threads at the bottom of the extension so that the detent can come out enough to work properly.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:43:49 AM EDT
Thank you for the quick reply, not if I can find that darn spring.hug.gif
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:02:50 PM EDT
BTW, I just noticed you're new to the boards so welcome and hello!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:53:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 5:53:44 AM EDT by k8ysv]
Donavon, don't feel bad. I not only lost the buffer detent and spring completely, I lost the rear takedown detent spring too. Sad part is I KNEW better than to be careless but was in too much of a hurry to replace my full stock with the fiberite one that I didn;t pay close enough attention to detail.

It happens.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:03:15 AM EDT
As a preventative measure, make sure you mind the takedown spring when you tighten down the castle nut - it is easy to kink it.


Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:16:34 AM EDT
welcome donavon.

read thru ........THIS

hope it helps, and it will surely provide you a lot of insight on the mechanics of your rifle

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:22:39 PM EDT
RB Precision has some illustrated step-by-step instructions here
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:14:31 PM EDT
Thank you all for your help. As impatient as I am with new toys I am sure I will post often :-)

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