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Posted: 5/15/2005 7:25:40 PM EDT
What size is the allen key screw on the lower reciever pistol grip?
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 7:51:02 AM EDT
3/16, and you need a long one.
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 9:43:00 AM EDT
thanks
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 10:52:25 AM EDT
Sorry for the hijack, but where's a good place online to get one of these wrenches?
Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 12:13:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Sorry for the hijack, but where's a good place online to get one of these wrenches?
Thanks.


bought mine at Sears
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 12:32:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Sorry for the hijack, but where's a good place online to get one of these wrenches?
Thanks.


Make sure you get the long arm type. They should be available at Home Depot or any local hardware stores.

I also got my hex key set at Sears.
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 1:39:31 PM EDT
I use a driver that takes various bits (hex, flathead, philips, etc.). I find it easier to use than the individual L-shaped hex wrenches.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 7:18:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-guy:
I use a driver that takes various bits (hex, flathead, philips, etc.). I find it easier to use than the individual L-shaped hex wrenches.

That's the best idea, you can get a set with all kinds of bits (torx, allen, big and small phillips, etc.) for around $20 with a ratcheting screwdriver.

If not, you can get one of those cheap sets of L shaped allen keys for around $5, just use a pair of Vice Grips on the L end of the key so you have the torque to loosen and tighten it.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:52:42 PM EDT
Got a whole set of long ones (standard/Metric) for 12 bucs at Wally World
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:54:58 PM EDT
yup i got a whole set for $10

btw, if you want a new lock washer, it is a 1/4" external tooth lock washer
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:00:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Sorry for the hijack, but where's a good place online to get one of these wrenches?
Thanks.



Easier just to go down to a local hardware store.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:53:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalOpsAR:
yup i got a whole set for $10

btw, if you want a new lock washer, it is a 1/4" external tooth lock washer



I've never understood the choice of external teeth on the lock washer. It's always looked like the teeth are not under the bolt at all. So I replaced mine with internal teeth and now the teeth are between the grip and the bolt, as I think they should be.

What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:54:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ellery_Holt:

Originally Posted By TacticalOpsAR:
yup i got a whole set for $10

btw, if you want a new lock washer, it is a 1/4" external tooth lock washer



I've never understood the choice of external teeth on the lock washer. It's always looked like the teeth are not under the bolt at all. So I replaced mine with internal teeth and now the teeth are between the grip and the bolt, as I think they should be.

What do you guys think?



It has always worked. The couple times I've taken the pistolgrips off my AR's, the bolt comes right out, but the washer always seems to stick in there, so I know the teeth actually do dig in and grab hold.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:42:42 PM EDT
the one i used I got at harbor freight. They just happened to be long enough and I got a whole metric and standard set for about 4 dollars.

works great
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