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Posted: 1/5/2003 11:11:32 PM EDT

I may have a problem on my hands here.

i am cleaning my RRA carbine right now, and i have it all stripped down.

i have the stripped upper in my hands and i am holding it in my hands.

i notice that when i hold the barrel and the upper reciever, i can rotate the barrel back and forth ever so slightly making a slight "clink" noise.

it only rotates a few thousandths of an inch but it definitely rotates.

i am holding only the barrel and only the reciever, nothing else.  not the sight tower or hanguards or anything.  the handguards are removed actually.

do i have a loose barrel or something?

shouldnt these two parts not budge at all?!

please help as i am afraid to fire my rifle like this.


Link Posted: 1/5/2003 11:18:59 PM EDT
These parts should not budge. I would get it checked out.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:02:16 AM EDT
I second the motion.  Get it checked out.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:33:03 AM EDT

thats probably a good idea.

by whom?

Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:38:12 AM EDT

has anyone else noticed this?

all you need to do to check is hold yor rifle by the barrel and try to twist the upper reciever back and forth a little bit.

mine moves!



Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:47:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2003 12:47:49 AM EDT by Dano523]
On the positive note, If the gas tube was not blocking the barrel nut, you would have a quick change barrel.

Sounds like it's time to give RRA a call and have them re-set the barrel.

Link Posted: 1/6/2003 9:38:17 AM EDT

can i re-set the barrel myself?

do i need an armorers wrench?

this sucks.


Link Posted: 1/6/2003 1:18:09 PM EDT
Yes you can, You'll need an armorers wrench, a 1/2" torque wrench, some moly-disulfide grease, a punch to drive out the gas tube pin, and a copy of the -23&P (Maintenance Manual).

Its not too hard, just follow the directions in the manual (it even has pictures).  You can get this manual in Adobe format for free from [url]http://www.mcdl.org/ManualDepot.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:57:29 PM EDT

thanks guys.

i love this place.


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