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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/22/2006 7:08:57 AM EDT
So there I was, mounting a VLTOR stock with a Mil-Spec buffer tube to my AR. After I removed the flange (?) the rear receiver-retaining pin spring went screaming across the room. I eventually found it, and as I retrieved it from the carpet that seemed so insidiously wishing to hide and claim it, it became snagged and as I unsnarled it from the evil pile of my carpet it had a kink in it.

I snipped off the offending ~ 3/16” section. Then I stretched the spring and re-installed it.

I checked for a firm detent from the pin, and the feeling was positive that the spring forced the detent to lock against the stock-retaining pin. I experimented at the range, and after three magazines emptied in ~ 4-minutes of fire (I was not going for accuracy), my “shock and vibration test” did not result in any loosening of the rear receiver-retaining pin.

Question…is this a safe weapon, or will I see a bolt through my forehead in the future?


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:09:09 AM EDT
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