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Posted: 10/27/2004 9:29:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 9:30:25 PM EST by camel1]
What is the most informative manual around for working on the AR rifle system not including the U.S.M.C. standard book which I have found to be a bit user UNfriendly but relatively thorough.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:38:02 PM EST
this whole web site, everything else is just lies!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:56:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 10:00:08 PM EST by camel1]
This website is awsome but it is not compiled into a format I can refer to one step at a time while working the rifle. By the way how do you guys put up the cool logo images next to your posts? I want a pretty flower to be shown by my name.hinking.gif
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:15:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 12:17:26 AM EST by SHIPSNIPE1]
The 'AR-15 Sourcebook' is pretty good, despite the fact that it is pretty much a cut and paste affair like most Paladin Press titles. That is what you are after anyways, you just want as much info in one place as possible right? Usually retails for $35-40. I just don't put much faith in a lot of the historical background stuff that is in there. Reportedly a lot of it is heresay.

ETA: If you don't feel like reading, the AGI and Bushmaster videos are pretty good too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:34:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:39:30 AM EST
I used the Bushmaster DVD to take my AR apart for giggles, very easy to follow
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:48:05 AM EST
The only manual I have/use is the Army's 23&P manual. It is a mid-level service/repair book. Plenty of illustrations, step-by-step instructions for all types of repairs/dissasembly, and a pretty good troubleshooting section. You should be able to find one fairly easily. It probably isn't the best for "high-speed" variations but it has the basic model down cold.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:06:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 1:08:47 AM EST by RABIDFOX50]
Technical Manual

Army TM 9-1OO5-319-23&P

Rifle, 5.56MM, M16A2 W/E (1005-01-128-9936) (EIC:4GM)
Carbine, 5.56MM, M4 (1005-01-231-0973)

May 1991

This TM has helped me a bit but as TWEAK said the parts gotta be Mil-Spec, and of course there is ARFCOM!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:29:06 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:01:57 PM EST
Thanks for the help I will get at least one of the manuals mentioned.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:23:14 PM EST
If Tweak's troubleshooting topics (and the information therein) was compiled into a book THAT would be the quitessential AR guide book. In fact that would be a book I'd order in a second.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:09:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Working WITH the AR, Jim Crews has the best book.

Availability: Out of Print--Limited Availability.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:07:38 PM EST
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