Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
User Panel

Page AR-15 » AR Discussions
AR Sponsor: bravocompany
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
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.


Page AR-15 » AR Discussions
AR Sponsor: bravocompany
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top