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Posted: 10/25/2004 5:23:20 PM EDT
i have a 20" ss barrel with about 300 rounds through it and noticed a leak around the gas block, carbon. But it has not caused any malfunctions. how do i fix it, do i just tighten the allen bolts?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:26:04 PM EDT
Where on the gasblock? Does the rifle function correctly? The allen bolts should be tight, they should not be loose at all.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:28:52 PM EDT
Some leakage is normal.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:33:26 PM EDT
it is leaking on the underside by the bolts.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:34:41 PM EDT
the rifle is functioning properly.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:37:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjrupp57:
it is leaking on the underside by the bolts.



Now that sounds a little different. Sounds like a poor fit on the gas block. A little tightening and observation might be in order there. Normal leakage is around the gas tube near the gas block.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:43:19 PM EDT
Do I have to worry about the gas block moving? If moved, how do I align?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:45:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjrupp57:
Do I have to worry about the gas block moving? If moved, how do I align?



If possible, tighten it in place. If you suspect it moved, you have to eyeball it square to the receiver and retighten it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:46:43 PM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 8:21:18 PM EDT
Put some BLUE loctite on the screws if it keeps coming loose.
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