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Posted: 2/6/2006 6:20:29 PM EST
Took me alittle over an hour to complete my first lower, not bad. I used a Double Star lower, RRA LPK and 6 position stock, Magpul trigger guard, and a Hogue grip. I got hung up for a minute with the hammer, but other than that no problems what so ever. I will also say the pivot pin install tool really helped.



Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:10:40 PM EST
congrats on making Finestein cry
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:18:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 7:19:07 PM EST by JasonC]
I think the Double Star logo is sweet! By far one of the best. I am considering one of these lowers for my build-in-progress.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:23:47 PM EST
is it me or is your hammer spring upside down?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:25:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
is it me or is your hammer spring upside down?




It does look upside down
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:37:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By wjwill:

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
is it me or is your hammer spring upside down?




It does look upside down



I didn't even bother to look.

You guys don't miss anything.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:41:15 PM EST
Yep,it looks upside down to me also, now go get that upper and let the fun begin
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:56:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By wjwill:

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
is it me or is your hammer spring upside down?




It does look upside down



I didn't even bother to look.

You guys don't miss anything.




solving a problem before it becomes one also keeps another thread from starting about light primer strikes or the like.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:57:51 AM EST
Looks to me the trigger spring is in wrong to. Looks like it comes over the top around the trigger.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:12:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 3:38:57 AM EST by Pred]
Edit... This is how NOT to put on a hammer spring.


Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:37:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 3:40:00 AM EST by Pred]
I think the trigger spring is fine. The legs do go under and not over.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:54:39 AM EST
Ok, lets try this again. Does this look right?


Link Posted: 2/7/2006 5:54:39 AM EST
yep that is correct
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:58:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 6:59:30 AM EST by markm]


No scratches on the receiver from the Bolt catch roll pin install?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:06:11 AM EST
Nope, not a one. I looked and looked for some masking tape, but all I had was your normal everyday tape. So, I used what I could. I put one layer of tape from the hole to just about the back of the receiver. Used a small hammer to get it most of the way in, than a punch to finish it up. I was suprised, for my first build I kept it really clean. As far as I know I didn't put a scratch one on it.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:08:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:10:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 7:10:41 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:11:30 AM EST
Now comes the hard part, waiting another 18 days to get my upper
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:16:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 7:16:53 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:20:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 7:23:56 AM EST by Pred]
LOL, thats not our tree, its just more stuff my wife thinks she HAS to buy when all the stuff is on sale afterwards(in the picture is like 3 wreaths stacked on top of each other). I swear, now she talks about putting up an easter tree. Oh well, she let me build this rifle, so I dont care what she buys. As for the 18 days, thats when the big National Gun day show is in Louisville. I figured I'd go up there first and see what I can find. If I don't find something, I'm getting an upper delievered over-night
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:24:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:28:28 AM EST
Nice lower...I too have the Double Star and just love the dragon emblem.

On a different note, where in KY are you, Pred? I'm in Lexington. Know of a good (commercial) place to shoot around here? I've got to go 90+ miles just to pull a trigger.

-JBot
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:29:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
If it were me I'd get a Stag Arms from Teknic, a dealer here. I doubt you'll get a better deal than that at the show.


Easter tree?



Teknic? Do they have a website? Whats their price? As for the easter tree, I have no clue. I've gotten to were I dont even ask, helps keep me out of trouble.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:32:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 7:33:29 AM EST by Pred]

Originally Posted By Jesusbot:
Nice lower...I too have the Double Star and just love the dragon emblem.

On a different note, where in KY are you, Pred? I'm in Lexington. Know of a good (commercial) place to shoot around here? I've got to go 90+ miles just to pull a trigger.

-JBot



WOW... 90 miles. The only range I know of close by(atleast to me, about 3 miles away) is a range down in Junction City that I go to. They've really improved it alot over the past year or so. The range goes out to 300 yards, has a nice little pistol range, and a place to shoot skeet. I think its like $15-$20 a year.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:32:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:49:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pred:

WOW... 90 miles. The only range I know of close by(atleast to me, about 3 miles away) is a range down in Junction City that I go to. They've really improved it alot over the past year or so. The range goes out to 300 yards, has a nice little pistol range, and a place to shoot skeet. I think its like $15-$20 a year.



Junction City isn't too bad of a drive...41.5 miles from my house, roughly an hour on those roads. Just sucks that there are no ranges in Lexington. I drive out to a friends farm on the otherside of Winchester, about an hour East, to get a little practice time.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:51:25 AM EST
+1 for getting an upper from a reputable dealer here at arfcom.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:53:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:43:04 AM EST
I thought the 'legs' of the hammer spring went under the trigger pin, not on top. Does it matter?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:50:23 AM EST
I got this off the lower assembly guide:

" Ends of the hammer spring will rest on top of the trigger pin, with one end in the groove on the trigger pin."
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:53:54 AM EST
congrats!

nice feeling isn't it?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:59:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 11:59:30 AM EST by Pred]
Yeah, it is actually. I'm glad I took everyones advice and built my own instead of just buying a complete lower. It's nice knowing how everything goes together. Really, I want to do it agian. I wish I had another lower to put together tonight
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:21:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pred:
Yeah, it is actually. I'm glad I took everyones advice and built my own instead of just buying a complete lower. It's nice knowing how everything goes together. Really, I want to do it agian. I wish I had another lower to put together tonight





that's how i felt in the beginning now im so deep into ar's it isnt funny
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:23:32 PM EST
I think I'm going to put a 20" upper on this rifle. That way, 6 months from now I can say somethings not right, and than build another one for the 20". Than I'll need a 16" upper, than I'll have enough spare parts, I might as well build a third. Ohhh my wife is gonna kill me.
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