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Posted: 10/1/2007 8:14:31 AM EST
Does anyone have pictures of old (1960's or a little latter) AR-15/M-16 tools that they can post?
Thanks
Link Posted: 10/1/2007 12:57:45 PM EST
First generation Armorer's wrench for three-prong flash suppressor











Link Posted: 10/1/2007 5:20:46 PM EST
Thanks.
If I find one at a gun show about what kind of price range am I looking at?
Link Posted: 10/1/2007 5:28:23 PM EST
Depends on what they want to sell it for. You could find it as low as $5 or as much as $30. Wide variance regionally as well as if the seller has several and if he knows what it is...
Link Posted: 10/1/2007 8:57:48 PM EST
once you know how to use it, it's one of the few tools you will need, besides a good set of aluminum barrel blocks for your vice
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 2:41:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By rlc:
once you know how to use it, it's one of the few tools you will need, besides a good set of aluminum barrel blocks for your vice


+1

And so far as I know, that wrench is about the only tool that's any different from the current type.
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 6:52:35 AM EST
What does the early wrench for the carbine stock look like?
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 7:36:00 AM EST
Unless you are a collector, I believe 45Bravo makes a nice reproduction.
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 9:23:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By uxb:
Depends on what they want to sell it for. You could find it as low as $5 or as much as $30. Wide variance regionally as well as if the seller has several and if he knows what it is...


Yep. I paid $19 for mine a couple of years ago. Also snagged two 3 prong flash suppressors for $9 each from the same guy.

IIRC, 45bravo's unit has the cutouts for the 3 prong flashsuppressor but not the other notches or prongs.
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 9:47:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2007 9:50:53 AM EST by shamayim]

Originally Posted By PrivateSnafu:
What does the early wrench for the carbine stock look like?


There may be an issue unit, but I've never seen nor heard of such, except for the commercial pieces that are on the market in various formats. About 25 years ago I took a flash suppressor nut wrench for the M14, filed the square prong round, and used it
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 2:31:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:

Originally Posted By uxb:
Depends on what they want to sell it for. You could find it as low as $5 or as much as $30. Wide variance regionally as well as if the seller has several and if he knows what it is...


Yep. I paid $19 for mine a couple of years ago. Also snagged two 3 prong flash suppressors for $9 each from the same guy.

IIRC, 45bravo's unit has the cutouts for the 3 prong flashsuppressor but not the other notches or prongs.


Just for reference...

Link Posted: 10/2/2007 3:09:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By PrivateSnafu:
Thanks.
If I find one at a gun show about what kind of price range am I looking at?


I got mine off Gunbroker for 10 bucks.

Mark
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 4:31:02 PM EST
I have had one of these tools for 20 years and never really knew that the one end was for the 3 Prong flash hider until I read about it on here several months ago.

Link Posted: 10/2/2007 5:19:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAR-AR-M16:
I have had one of these tools for 20 years and never really knew that the one end was for the 3 Prong flash hider until I read about it on here several months ago.



This is a bad sign.

You've had it for twenty years and didn't know about the three prong part.

Now you know what it is for.

Murphy's Law says now that you know what it is for you will lose it and not find it again for another twenty years.
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 5:02:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By 45Bravo:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:

Originally Posted By uxb:
Depends on what they want to sell it for. You could find it as low as $5 or as much as $30. Wide variance regionally as well as if the seller has several and if he knows what it is...


Yep. I paid $19 for mine a couple of years ago. Also snagged two 3 prong flash suppressors for $9 each from the same guy.

IIRC, 45bravo's unit has the cutouts for the 3 prong flashsuppressor but not the other notches or prongs.


Just for reference...

www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Retro_Wrench.jpg


Well damn!

Guess I was half wrong.
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 5:49:22 PM EST
Thanks for posting photos.
I want to post a photo myself but never used an URL link. What photo hosting service do you guys use. And are they free?
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 6:53:48 PM EST
www.PhotoBucket.com is who I use. They're free and easy to use.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 10:59:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2007 11:03:47 AM EST by PrivateSnafu]
I'm pretty new to this stuff, but I thought that wrench was third or fourth gen.
What I was realy looking for, was photos of these early AR tools.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/nosepiece/AR15_TOOLS.jpg
And what is the tool on the top row third from the left?
Sorry that I didn't post it sooner.

p.s. Thanks bob for the link to photobucket
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 11:11:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By PrivateSnafu:
I'm pretty new to this stuff, but I thought that wrench was third or fourth gen.
What I was realy looking for, was photos of these early AR tools.
i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/nosepiece/AR15_TOOLS.jpg
And what is the tool on the top row third from the left?
Sorry that I didn't post it sooner.

p.s. Thanks bob for the link to photobucket


Are the clamps on the left for gastubes?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 8:17:27 AM EST
No, those are aluminum barrel blocks for your vice.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:16:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 5:17:12 PM EST by USMC223]
PrivateSnafu
Don't quote me but I beleive it may have been the ejector removal tool. It would be held in one hand and the bolt in the other. You would then push the two together so you can compress the ejector spring and remove the roll pin.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 6:21:54 PM EST
That's what I was kinda leaning towards too.
Just got an e-mail from a friend letting me know that it is the firing pin protrusion Gage.
The top row is first type and bottom row is second type.
Moving left to right, Vise Blocks, Barrel Wrenches, Firing Pin Protrusion Gages and last, Headspace Gages.
He also sent me a pic. of the second type barrel Wrench.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/nosepiece/Type_II_AR-15.jpg
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