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Posted: 6/3/2003 3:21:54 PM EDT
I got my parts kit and my lower reciever, I plan on following the instructions on ar15.com to the letter, except for any suggestions you may have, I appreciate your advice.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:25:35 PM EDT
Tape the area's around where your ddriving pins in. And be sure to back support the trigger guard "tangs" when driving that pin in.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:44:28 PM EDT
anything else?? Ive read about greasing the pins, is that really necessary?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:58:55 PM EDT
Inevitably, at least one or two of those small springs will go flying off and can be a bitch to find. When it gets time to install those small springs and detents, do it in a small, well lit, enclosed area. The bathroom is ideal (cover the drains). Honey, what are you doing in there? You've been in there an awful long time. Just installing the front pivot pin detent and spring on my AR. Well, you don't have to lie. Come to bed and we'll talk about it. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:04:18 PM EDT
hehehehe well im only 19 so its no biggie, i'll just tell my brother to bug off
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:25:03 PM EDT
I splurged and bought the neat little pivot pin tool from Pete, so hopefully i wont have a problem there
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:58:08 PM EDT
Use a drill bit and clean out all the holes (by hand, not with a drill) Use Lube on the pins. Tape is a good idea, use several layers to prevent nicks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 6:34:18 AM EDT
After chasing detent pins and springs around the room for the third time, I decided to do the lower assembly inside a big zip-loc bag. It didn't make it any easier but I was able to just pick up the springs and pins the next 7200 times they flew out of place and start again.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:06:39 AM EDT
suprisingly enough, I was able to do all the pins, dentents, ect on the first try, i was amazed at how simple the pivot pin dentent was with the neat little tool. my lower is all assembled, cant wait til i can afford my bolt and carrier!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:38:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By westchester: After chasing detent pins and springs around the room for the third time, I decided to do the lower assembly inside a big zip-loc bag. It didn't make it any easier but I was able to just pick up the springs and pins the next 7200 times they flew out of place and start again.
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Don't feel too bad, I sent mine "rocketing" across my garage 3 times, and spent about 45 minutes per "launch" looking for the detent..LOL
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:50:47 AM EDT
I just made my own tool out of a short length of 1/4" OD steel hydraulic tubing. First I chucked it up in the drill press, and sanded one end down with sandpaper to about 0.247". Then i cross-drilled the hole. After making sure it fit in the pivot pin hole, I bent the tubing 90 degrees to make a handle. Works great! Seth
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:03:54 PM EDT
The answer to springs are new pliers and big magnets.
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