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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 3/27/2006 8:24:16 PM EDT
What did you guys use as a receiver wrench? I've heard of people using standard open end wrenches to making their own receiver wrench from oak. What did you use?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:29:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 8:29:30 PM EDT by ian187]
Buy a barrel vice and proper receiver wrench, applying force to the barrel flats has the potential of damaging the barrel.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:30:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 8:31:25 PM EDT by Blue84S10]

Originally Posted By ian187:
Buy a barrel vice and proper receiver wrench, applying force to the barrel flats has the potential of damaging the barrel.




No kidding? Like making it oval?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:35:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:

Originally Posted By ian187:
Buy a barrel vice and proper receiver wrench, applying force to the barrel flats has the potential of damaging the barrel.




No kidding? Like making it oval?



Don't ask me how I know.


Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:37:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ian187:
Don't ask me how I know.




Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:55:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:

Originally Posted By ian187:
Don't ask me how I know.







The jaws of the wrench began to open and round off the flats. I stopped before it did too much damage, cosmetic only.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:56:43 PM EDT
What if I put the flats in a vice and twisted the receiver onto it?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:45:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
What if I put the flats in a vice and twisted the receiver onto it?



It could be done but the potential for damage is far greater than just using a barrel vice. Look around, you can find them used.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:56:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
What if I put the flats in a vice and twisted the receiver onto it?



I have built 8 F A Ls doing this very thing. HOWEVER, the vise must have SQUARE jaws and the jaws must be hardened. The jaws found on a typical work bench vise will not work.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:56:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 11:58:35 AM EDT by operatorerror]
Blue, if you're in the east SF bay area, I have a barrel vise and a receiver wrench you could use.

ETA does anyone here know of a source for FAL uppers? Must be willing to ship to a CA FFL.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:15:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:17:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
There is a pattern for a receiver wrench on gunthings.com
That's where I made mine from. Really easy to do.



I've seen that....I need to draw it into the computer and cut a ton of them out on my CNC plasma cutter and sell them on the cheap....
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:06:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:

Originally Posted By 50cal:
There is a pattern for a receiver wrench on gunthings.com
That's where I made mine from. Really easy to do.



I've seen that....I need to draw it into the computer and cut a ton of them out on my CNC plasma cutter and sell them on the cheap....



yes you do!

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