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Posted: 10/13/2004 9:32:55 AM EST
I ordered a gov't profile barrel and assembly from Bushmaster and a RRA upper receiver elsewhere for my first AR. Neither of those parts have arrived yet, but in the mean time I'm trying to figure out what tools I will need to install the barrel to my upper. I know I need a vice, and I already have that. But other than that, what other tools do I need and where can I buy them at?

Thanks
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:35:59 AM EST
Moly Disulfide grease (no graphite).
Barrel wrench
Torque Wrench (if you haven't done this before)
Either a barrel or Receiver block (Personally I prefer the Receiver block).
Hammer & pin punch to install the roll pin for the gas tube (roll pin punch is the best).

A copy of the -23&P which is downloadable from this site (click on the information button above).
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:36:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 9:38:13 AM EST by Intile]
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 10:46:57 AM EST
Gas tube wrench will save a lot of cuss words and maybe even your gas tube. Carbon builds up around them and they can be a real b***h to get out.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:10:51 AM EST
Very informative link, thanks.

Although now I'm starting to think that maybe it would just have been easier if I ordered my upper receiver from Bushmaster along with my barrel so they could assembly it for me. I would have paid alot extra for my upper from Bushmaster, but I would have saved myself the hassle of assembling this myself. My barrel from Bushmaster didn't ship yet, and I probably could call them and see if I can add an upper to my order.......But then again, it'll be a good learning experience if I just go ahead and assemble this thing on my own.....
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:15:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rutgers:
But then again, it'll be a good learning experience if I just go ahead and assemble this thing on my own.....



I bought the tools a few years ago and I'm glad I did. It WAS a good learning experience.

Plus, I just like to play with stuff.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:30:42 PM EST
It's far cheaper for them to build your upper if you factor in the cost of tools.

Not worth it IMHO for a single rifle. It IS worth it if you plan on building more, or if you plan on doing all your future enhancements.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:43:30 PM EST
Intile posted a link to all the info you should need. I highly recommend the DPMS "Claw" receiver block over the clam shell type because of it flexibility.

So you going to Rutgers? I grew up right off of their campus in Piscatway. Right on Hoes Lane by the Rutgers golf course. Good engineering school but I wouldn't think you would be very popular there if you like AR's!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 3:29:23 PM EST
I know where that golf course and Hoes Lane is, I had classes over there many times....

I'm not a student there anymore, I graduated 3 years ago now.... how time flies......
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 4:45:23 PM EST
...and yet the loans never shrink!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:12:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rutgers:
I know where that golf course and Hoes Lane is, I had classes over there many times....

I'm not a student there anymore, I graduated 3 years ago now.... how time flies......



Cool deal. Small world huh?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:48:16 PM EST
Yes it is.
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