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Posted: 9/24/2004 7:04:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:09:08 PM EDT by JCKnife]
Need a quick answer here...what is the delta ring made of?

I refinished my barrel (still on the upper) tonight and it's currently in the oven at 300 deg. for one hour. The d-ring is smoking a lot...I assumed it was metal but now I'm worried it's plastic.

ETA: okay, not really "a lot" but enough that I'm concerned.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:06:00 PM EDT
aluminum so far as i know.....................maybe its the different finish on it?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:13:45 PM EDT
Maybe it's just barrel grease cooking out or something?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:24:25 PM EDT
that'd do it alright........................
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:32:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:33:55 PM EDT by 50cal]
I've seen a few cheapy Delta rings made out of plastic
It's probably the grease for the barrel threads when the barrel was installed.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:42:46 PM EDT
I assembled a sweet AR sometime back, everything was a special matte black...........except a purple friggen delta ring. Guess where that ring came from.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:09:18 PM EDT
There were some cheap junk kits that had plastic delta rings, plastic trigger guards, plastic buffers.

But the delta ring assembly holds a lot of oil and grease. You did degrease well before painting?

The delta ring should be aluminum. If it is all warped and melted when you get it out of the oven, consider it a blessing. Now toss that piece of junk and buy a real delta ring.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:15:56 PM EDT
It's done, and everything's fine. Sorry for the false alarm. I did degrease but I was only painting from the FSB forward so that's all I degreased.

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