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Posted: 2/9/2006 9:38:29 AM EDT
I just acquired all the "stuff" to build a rifle, Lauer lower, Stag upper, Stag lpk.

I've never done this or anything like it before, so the help available here is absolutely invaluable.

When I opened the plastic baggie the lpk stuff came in, I found I was missing the tiny spring that goes in the bolt catch. Where would be the best/easiest/fastest outlet to get one of these springs?

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:07:02 AM EDT
DelTon, or any of those. But don't forget you'll pay more for the shipping than anything else...

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:31:22 PM EDT
Thanks for that info. Is this something that a gunsmith/shop might have locally? I'd spend more in gas driving there than the spring costs probably. Of course, these things aren't very common in Kalifornistan, so maybe not.

There is always some disadvantage in screwing up. I had not opened the baggie before, but it is such a tiny part, it may have popped out before the count was made, and is laying there on the carpet unnoticed.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:37:17 PM EDT
You might try devising something yourself. I have heard of others using ballpoint pen springs to replace the takedown detent springs. That spring reminds me of somthing you might find in a piece of electronics, somthing like a pushbutton switch or similar...perhaps a electronics store? Too long is ok, it can be cut. Try to find somthing with the same diameter.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:43:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:32:19 PM EDT
Thanks for those suggestions.

Since this has to be a fixed magazine Kalifornistan legal rifle for the time being, does anyone make the take down pin at the rear of the receiver with a ring already fitted for ease of removal?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:04:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 3:06:15 PM EDT by darrenk75b]
Watson weapons sells an extended takedown pin that is easier to get out. Find it here:

Scroll about halfway down the page. I've seen some of the guys on Calguns use this for their Fab-10 lowers. I think I'll pick one of these up too (that is, whenever the DOJ gives back my lower).
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:09:09 PM EDT
JALLEN send me your mailing address via IM and I will send you a bolt catch spring at no charge. Charles the Gunsmith.
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