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Posted: 7/2/2015 10:25:44 AM EDT
I recently form 1'd a Colt 6933 receiver that I bought used off gunbroker.  So, waited 3 months for the stamp approval I go to safety check the gun before the range and I realized that it is a large pin receiver.  I probably wasn't wearing my glasses when I put it together and did not notice the .016 of extra space.  So now I am bummed because I was really looking forward to putting this one through its paces.  Oh well, I can wait another week.  So I search the internets and find Brownells has actual Colt Large Pin Fire control groups for sale.  So I order one.  It takes a full week to get here, but I have it in hand now.  So last night I go to assemble it and the trigger goes in perfectly, but after fussing with the hammer I did a closer inspection and realized that the hammer hole is too small for .170 pin.  The pin fits the receiver fine, but it will not fit the hammer hole. I am not sure if it is a .154 hammer or if it is just bad manufacturing, but that pin aint going in.  So now I send an email to Brownells and get no response.  So this morning I call and it appears as though they are closed in observance of Independence Day.    Its Thursday 7-2-2015 and I am annoyed with my problems and jealous.

1.  Yes, I know, should have not bought a Colt, but I am apparently a label guy and couldn't resist.
2.  I want to work for a company that gives you Thursday and Friday off in honor of Independence Day that is celebrated on Saturday.
3.  From experience does anyone know how Brownells will handle this.  I don't need two .170 FCG's and would either like a proper hammer or would like to return this and buy something else today so I can have it by next weekend.
4. I did not want to spend $300 on a large pin Geiselle and am fine with mispec so does anyone have suggestions?

Colt has shorted my on parts in the LPK that I bought that was missing some springs but had extra springs that did not belong.  It is no wonder they can not turn a profit.
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Buy the geiselle ...
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Bam!
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And maybe a set of digital calipers (I like Mitotoyo) so you can actually figure out what's the wrong size.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 10:50:54 AM EDT
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I bought a set of large pin FCG parts form Bushmaster years ago.  I never have used them, so I cant comment on how good they are.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 10:52:13 AM EDT
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If you had a friend with a mill you could make the hole in the hammer...larger
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That's what I did when I upgraded an older Colt LE Carbine to my coyote rifle.  



 
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Dont even need a mill.Just use a small file and file some test fit and repeat.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 10:55:38 AM EDT
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I have a new in bag colt large pin fcg I could let go if that helps you, let me know. nm, reread your op.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 10:58:45 AM EDT
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OP, does your Colt lower also have the sear block? Most, if not all from what I remember, also have the sear block (those,with the LP trigger and hammer pins).

If so, you do know that not all carriers will work with the sear block.
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OP, does your Colt lower also have the sear block? Most, if not all from what I remember, also have the sear block (those,with the LP trigger and hammer pins).

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No sear block.  Thanks
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 11:05:39 AM EDT
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You must have bought an ancient 6933.. put the fucker on gunbroker and get rid of it if you haven't engraved it yet.






Link Posted: 7/2/2015 11:11:57 AM EDT
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I appreciate all the suggestions.  I know, Geissele is sweet.  I have an SSA and like it a lot, but I don't want to spend $300 ahem, $280 for one right now.  I paid about $80 for this one and am expecting I will return it to Brownells for a refund or exchange.  I could file the hole, but I would prefer to have the correct part.  Just needed to vent and secretly hoped someone would pull a rabbit out of their hat. Thanks
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Too late.  But I thought Arfcom loved old colts? Actually, I like it.  It has a purple hue and the upper I bought matches it.  I will post some photo's later tonight.
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Too late.  But I thought Arfcom loved old colts? Actually, I like it.  It has a purple hue and the upper I bought matches it.  I will post some photo's later tonight.
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You must have bought an ancient 6933.. put the fucker on gunbroker and get rid of it if you haven't engraved it yet.











Too late.  But I thought Arfcom loved old colts? Actually, I like it.  It has a purple hue and the upper I bought matches it.  I will post some photo's later tonight.


I love my Colts. I hate large pins, however.





 
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You must have bought an ancient 6933.. put the fucker on gunbroker and get rid of it if you haven't engraved it yet.





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I guess you missed the part about waiting for stamp aprovel.

 
Yes he could cancel out the form and start the process all over again. Personally I would not have done an oddball lower. I am not a roll stamp guy. If all the parts fit one lower is as good as another.
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That was definitely a "Doh!" moment.  I just noticed that Geissele is having a 15% off sale tomorrow storewide.  So, I could buy the SSA, which they have in stock, for $220.  Might have to do that and just return the Brownells Colt.  F*$k, this place always costs me more money.
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That was definitely a "Doh!" moment.  I just noticed that Geissele is having a 15% off sale tomorrow storewide.  So, I could buy the SSA, which they have in stock, for $220.  Might have to do that and just return the Brownells Colt.  F*$k, this place always costs me more money.
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 So, waited 3 months for the stamp approval I go to safety check the gun before the range and I realized that it is a large pin receiver.


http://coralspringstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DOH-Homer-350x196.jpg




That was definitely a "Doh!" moment.  I just noticed that Geissele is having a 15% off sale tomorrow storewide.  So, I could buy the SSA, which they have in stock, for $220.  Might have to do that and just return the Brownells Colt.  F*$k, this place always costs me more money.



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I guess you missed the part about waiting for stamp aprovel.   Yes he could cancel out the form and start the process all over again. Personally I would not have done an oddball lower. I am not a roll stamp guy. If all the parts fit one lower is as good as another.

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You must have bought an ancient 6933.. put the fucker on gunbroker and get rid of it if you haven't engraved it yet.





I guess you missed the part about waiting for stamp aprovel.   Yes he could cancel out the form and start the process all over again. Personally I would not have done an oddball lower. I am not a roll stamp guy. If all the parts fit one lower is as good as another.



No I didn't miss the "aprovel". I don't see how that factors into anything I said. Cancel the F1 and sell the gun.





 
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