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Posted: 10/19/2004 11:44:48 AM EST
Does it matter which way the teeth face?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:49:49 AM EST
mine are faced out or away from the action
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:50:56 AM EST
righty tighty, lefty loosey!!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:52:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 12:09:41 PM EST by hk940]
wow. talking about the wrong thing and i still got it right!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:59:11 AM EST
If you are talking about the receiver extension (buffer tube) castle nut, the teeth go out so that you can get the wrench on it and the cutouts nearest the receiver are so that you can stake the castle nut in place.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:05:07 PM EST
What he said .^
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:33:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 12:34:20 PM EST by bigkracka]

Originally Posted By mongo001:
If you are talking about the receiver extension (buffer tube) castle nut, the teeth go out so that you can get the wrench on it and the cutouts nearest the receiver are so that you can stake the castle nut in place.

Disco! Thanks.

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:32:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By mongo001:
If you are talking about the receiver extension (buffer tube) castle nut, the teeth go out so that you can get the wrench on it and the cutouts nearest the receiver are so that you can stake the castle nut in place.




Learn something new everyday.


Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:48:00 PM EST
I looked at it again and I don't think it really matters which way it goes on. Not doubt it was intended to to go on like Mongo says.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:04:12 PM EST
I install mine with the slots facing against the backing plate. I think it has a more "finished" appearance this way.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:06:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By G35:
I install mine with the slots facing against the backing plate. I think it has a more "finished" appearance this way.



If you use the more "appropriate" castle stock wrench.... then it has to go on with the cut-outs facing away from the receiver.....
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:14:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By G35:
I install mine with the slots facing against the backing plate. I think it has a more "finished" appearance this way.



If you use the more "appropriate" castle stock wrench.... then it has to go on with the cut-outs facing away from the receiver.....

Now that you mention it, I can't get my wrench off if I put it on backwards. I just hand-tightened it today.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:17:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By G35:
I install mine with the slots facing against the backing plate. I think it has a more "finished" appearance this way.



That's the way my Bushys, OlY and Eagle came from the factory.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:08:27 PM EST
I like the slots facing in; I've managed to snag threads before, and it's a burden.

Of course, this only works if you have a certain type of wrench, my RRA one wouldn't work.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:52:02 PM EST
slots facing out is the correct way.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:09:49 AM EST
This is the correct wrench for the castle nuts, used properly, the nuts are tight and stay tight (without staking, but staking is what the .mil does) and your castle nut doesn't get damaged in the tightening process.



If you try to put the slots toward the receiver, you will lock the wrench onto the receiver. Not a bad thing, 'cause now you have an extra handle to control your rifle with.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:13:38 PM EST
I use the Extra Heavy Duty Tele-Stock Wrench from The Master, Bushmaster that is.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:16:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:

Originally Posted By G35:
I install mine with the slots facing against the backing plate. I think it has a more "finished" appearance this way.



That's the way my Bushys, OlY and Eagle came from the factory.



Yep, I suppose this is where I developed my taste for having the slots toward the backing plate. Back is the "Sad Days", my first factory-assembled Bushmaster M4 had the Fake M4 stock attached with the slots facing toward the plate.
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