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Posted: 5/23/2005 4:16:26 AM EDT
from what i read these have the barrel installed, would I still need the vise. Are there any vises that can be used with out bolting to the bench.

I think it would be good if RCBS made a vise that worked with their accessory plate

Am i right about the barrel on these kits
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:16:01 AM EDT
I have no idea what the kits come with but as for a vise setup, here's what I use:

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:55:34 AM EDT
I bought a JT kit recently and the barrel is already on the upper and headspaced. No need for a vise to complete the build. I think most, if not all the kits come this way. Have fun
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:19:59 AM EDT
You don't need a vise.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:02:14 AM EDT
If you buy a kit the upper is shipped to you completely assembled, the only assembly needed is on the lower receiver, and that doesn't require a vise.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:10:15 AM EDT
thank you all
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:50:39 PM EDT
There are some assembly threads here, and in one of Faralak's I show how to assemble your lower using large vise grips pliers to press in the pins.

J&T uppers are completely assembled. Like you would with any new rifle, clean and lubricate before you first fire it.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AnKhe105:
I bought a JT kit recently and the barrel is already on the upper and headspaced. ...


+1

Actually, I was kinda disappointed - darn thing was mostly assembled!! Can’t say I felt any great sense of accomplishment when I got it together (which took less than an hour).
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:45:47 PM EDT
Here's the lower receiver assembly guide:

www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/
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