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Posted: 8/20/2003 2:26:33 PM EST
I'm trying to reassemble my upper after cleaning and having a problem. Removed the gas block with the gas tube. Can't get it back in place. I can't get it through the handguard retaining ring although I can see the indentation in the ring where its supposed to go. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 3:18:21 PM EST
AFG, Are the openings in the weld spring, slip ring and slip ring retainer aligned?
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 3:56:26 PM EST
No they're not and I thought that might be the problem but wasn't sure. Now how do I get everything lined up? Thanks for your help
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 4:39:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2003 6:37:55 AM EST by Tweak]
You can push the slip ring retainer around with the plugged end of the gas tube or a small screwdriver. Put the notch in retainer at 12 o-clock. You can then spin the weld spring by hand until the notch in it is at 12 o-clock. Insert the plugged end of the gas tube or the screwdriver into the notch in the weld spring to keep it from spinning. Rotate the slip ring until the notch in it is at 12 o-clock. Insert your gas tube. Make sure to check the gas tube alignment by sliding the carrier (minus the bolt) into the upper slowly while feeling for any resistance.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 5:03:14 PM EST
Thank you very much. I think I understand it now and should be able to get it back together.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 5:21:10 PM EST
Not to sound like a prick, but that is WAY BEYOND what you should be messing with, jethro. Cleaning an AR does not include messing with that stuff. It's armor level monkeying.
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 6:36:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2003 6:41:02 AM EST by Tweak]
You probably would have sounded less "like a prick" if you had omitted the "jethro" at the end of your first sentence. [ROFL2] However, you are correct in your second sentence. I did intend to ask AFG, once his upper was re assembled, why he removed the "gas block" during cleaning. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he had rust on the barrel between the "rings" of the FSB. AFG, What type of "gas block" does your rifle have on it? If it is the type held on with set screws you may still have some fiddling to do with it. [ed. for the smiley]
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 8:02:55 AM EST
While I agree that there is no reason to take off the block and tube to clean...it is not rocket science to remove it and put it back on. A mallet and a punch or a hex wrench is all that is needed depending on the style. No big deal.
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