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Posted: 10/27/2004 3:51:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 3:56:48 PM EDT
I don't think you can, unless you have a slab side upper.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 3:57:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 3:57:13 PM EDT by M4Kid]
nevermind.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:05:42 PM EDT
Yes...

Remove the little "C" clip that retains the rod the cover is on. It is on the muzzle side of the ejection port. Put some duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist. Slide the rod out the rear of the ejection port. It is a pain in the ass and getting the "C" clip back on isn't much fun. I would recommend not doing it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:11:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 4:14:05 PM EDT by mongo001]

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Yes...

Remove the little "C" clip that retains the rod the cover is on. It is on the muzzle side of the ejection port. Put some duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist. Slide the rod out the rear of the ejection port. It is a pain in the ass and getting the "C" clip back on isn't much fun. I would recommend not doing it.



Got an A4 receiver by itself right in front of me. I removed the "C" clip and slid the rod toward the rear. It hits the forward assist before it comes completely out, actually hits it about 1/2 way out. Unless you want to risk dragging it across your forward assist and/or ovaling the rear hole for the rod, it will not clear the forward assist.

Edited to add: The more I push, the harder it gets to go out. I'm quitting before I damage something.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:13:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Yes...

Remove the little "C" clip that retains the rod the cover is on. It is on the muzzle side of the ejection port. Put some duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist. Slide the rod out the rear of the ejection port. It is a pain in the ass and getting the "C" clip back on isn't much fun. I would recommend not doing it.



Got an A4 receiver by itself right in front of me. I removed the "C" clip and slid the rod toward the rear. It hits the forward assist before it comes completely out, actually hits it about 1/2 way out. Unless you want to risk dragging it across your forward assist and/or ovaling the rear hole for the rod, it will not clear the forward assist.



Been there/done that...it will come out. That's why I said you need to place duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:15:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 4:22:01 PM EDT by mongo001]

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Yes...

Remove the little "C" clip that retains the rod the cover is on. It is on the muzzle side of the ejection port. Put some duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist. Slide the rod out the rear of the ejection port. It is a pain in the ass and getting the "C" clip back on isn't much fun. I would recommend not doing it.



Got an A4 receiver by itself right in front of me. I removed the "C" clip and slid the rod toward the rear. It hits the forward assist before it comes completely out, actually hits it about 1/2 way out. Unless you want to risk dragging it across your forward assist and/or ovaling the rear hole for the rod, it will not clear the forward assist.



Been there/done that...it will come out. That's why I said you need to place duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist.



I'm not forcing this one out, I get it about 2/3 of the way and it locks up. I'd highly recommend not doing it this way, even with the tape.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:20:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Yes...

Remove the little "C" clip that retains the rod the cover is on. It is on the muzzle side of the ejection port. Put some duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist. Slide the rod out the rear of the ejection port. It is a pain in the ass and getting the "C" clip back on isn't much fun. I would recommend not doing it.



Got an A4 receiver by itself right in front of me. I removed the "C" clip and slid the rod toward the rear. It hits the forward assist before it comes completely out, actually hits it about 1/2 way out. Unless you want to risk dragging it across your forward assist and/or ovaling the rear hole for the rod, it will not clear the forward assist.



Been there/done that...it will come out. That's why I said you need to place duct tape on the lower surface of your forward assist.



I'm not forcing this one out, I get it about 2/3 of the way and it locks up. I'd highly recommend not doing it this way, even with the tape.



Note that I also said I wouldn't recommend doing it. It is a bitch.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:22:13 PM EDT

It might work on your sloppy assed Colts, but this one isn't a Colt, so...............................

mongoBradd
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:28:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:
It might work on your sloppy assed Colts, but this one isn't a Colt, so...............................

mongowww.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/265.gifBradd



Hmmm...
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:41:25 PM EDT
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:46:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.



Needle nose pliers will pull it off, but keep an eye on it, as it may take a ride. If it does and you need one, I have, oh, let's say, about 1000 of them, so send me an IM with your address and I'll hook you up.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:47:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.



It's actually pretty easy. It's getting it back on that sucks.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:48:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.



It's actually pretty easy. It's getting it back on that sucks.



Needle nose and a steady hand. I just did it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.



It's actually pretty easy. It's getting it back on that sucks.



Needle nose and a steady hand. I just did it.



You are the man.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:19:57 PM EDT
Let me suggest a DREMEL TOOL I use these myself and have had nothing but total success. You can cut up anything with them...especially those annoying Colt products


Posted just for Brad,
Thank you very much,
Wes
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:32:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Vulcanizer:
Let me suggest a DREMEL TOOL I use these myself and have had nothing but total success. You can cut up anything with them...especially those annoying Colt products


Posted just for Brad,
Thank you very much,
Wes





Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:46:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:04:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 11:05:35 AM EDT by shamayim]

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
how hard is it to get the c-ring off?

i have a couple of a1 slabside uppers that i want to refinish...i'd like to get it off before i do.



It's actually pretty easy. It's getting it back on that sucks.




Roger on THAT!

I use a small needle nose plier, strip the covers off the bed, put a white sheet on it, and do the whole job sitting in the middle of the bed. That way when I drop the C clip, and I ALWAYS do, I can find it on the sheet.

Re getting the rod out the back, if you carefully bend it down slightly with your fingers, yuo CAN get it past the FA housing w/o either enlarging the mounting hole or permanently bending the rod. At I least I have been able to 4 or 5 times
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