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Posted: 1/17/2015 10:46:35 PM EST
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.



I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:47:28 PM EST
Reminds me that I need a beer. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:49:53 PM EST
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Get me one too!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:51:17 PM EST
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:51:28 PM EST
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Get me one too!
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Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Reminds me that I need a beer. Thanks.



Get me one too!


+1 OP. Beer me.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:51:29 PM EST
No beer here. Drink one and fuck some shit up for me.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:51:44 PM EST
Damn I'm out of beer.
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Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)
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Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:52:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Triggerfisher_of_Men:


+1 OP. Beer me.
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Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Reminds me that I need a beer. Thanks.



Get me one too!


+1 OP. Beer me.
They're going to be warm by the time you both get them. Sorry.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:53:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:


Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)


Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
I'm in the real Mayberry

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:58:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
I'm in the real Mayberry

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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)


Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
I'm in the real Mayberry



Nice!

And your also Cav, which makes you good in my book.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:00:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:


Nice!

And your also Cav, which makes you good in my book.

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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)


Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
I'm in the real Mayberry



Nice!

And your also Cav, which makes you good in my book.

The NC5thcav refers to my gggrandfather, who was in the 5th bttn NC cavalry during the Civil War. I'm not mil.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:05:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
The NC5thcav refers to my gggrandfather, who was in the 5th bttn NC cavalry during the Civil War. I'm not mil.
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Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
Where at in the GREAT STATE OF NC?(I'm drunk too!)


Garner, SE of Raleigh. It's a pretty mediocre town..
I'm in the real Mayberry



Nice!

And your also Cav, which makes you good in my book.

The NC5thcav refers to my gggrandfather, who was in the 5th bttn NC cavalry during the Civil War. I'm not mil.


Got it. Cheers to him then. He obviously left a good impression on his Great Grandson.

Edit: just re-read and I guess I'm more drunk than I thought..? It's likely you never met. Either way...
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:08:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 11:10:28 PM EST by tobycreek]
Drinking while you build a lower is much riskier, but unless you are blotto, it should go smoothly.

Welcome to NC.

ETA: Garner area? PDHSC and Fuquay Guns and Gold.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:20:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tobycreek:
Drinking while you build a lower is much riskier, but unless you are blotto, it should go smoothly.

Welcome to NC.

ETA: Garner area? PDHSC and Fuquay Guns and Gold.
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I stopped by Carolina Gunrunners earlier today to pick up the YHM gas block/front sight. Nice store with decent prices.

I'm not moving to Garner. Or even NC... I'm here on work right now, I'm going to Little Rock AFB for work on Monday, then I'm going back to DC so that I can move across the river to Alexandria, VA next weekend.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:22:33 PM EST
VA is still better than DC!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:22:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:27:14 PM EST
That's not beer
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:28:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.
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NC is a free state.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:31:47 PM EST
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VA is still better than DC!
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I hope it stays that way but the fsa is rapidly gaining the upper hand
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:32:26 PM EST
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<<<<<< Notice current residence. Everywhere is a free state from my perspective.

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NC is a free state.
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Originally Posted By MARINEORDIE:
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.

NC is a free state.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:36:42 PM EST
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I hope it stays that way but the fsa is rapidly gaining the upper hand
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Originally Posted By Jetnoise:
Originally Posted By NC5thcav:
VA is still better than DC!


I hope it stays that way but the fsa is rapidly gaining the upper hand


I agree, but living in VA presents a much less egregious rights-violation than having to endure living in DC, as I have for the last year now.

Also, and not trying to brag, but I can afford to live in the better (reduced-FSA) parts of the Alexandria area.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:40:54 PM EST
I think being drunk while building a micro ar will give you sub 1/4 MOA on any barrel
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:42:49 PM EST
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Hahaha!!!


It's funny because I'm drunk.

Oh, and it's actually a Wilson Combat barrel.. so no worries there.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:46:42 PM EST
Congrats on moving to a free state.. Savor the freedom. I hope to follow in your footsteps soon. Live it up
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:47:51 PM EST
When you said NC you intended to say DC. Now I get it
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:49:46 PM EST
Building guns that operate around 60,000 PSI while drinking....what could possibly go wrong.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against alcoholic beverages and I am very fond of firearms. However, I can think of plenty of other things to mix booze with than guns.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:52:22 PM EST
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Congrats on moving to a free state.. Savor the freedom. I hope to follow in your footsteps soon. Live it up
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Thanks. And you should totally do it! It feels sooo LIBERATING!!!


I didn't pack any AR's from my other houses for the move. I'm going to build a whole new stock of them and just have black rifles in every region of the country. It's great!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:53:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MARINEORDIE:

NC is a free state.
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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.

NC is a free state.


Questions the guy from CA. lulz.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:56:45 PM EST
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No no, Mr. ATF Man.. I'm actually in NC at the moment. I wouldn't build or possess any finished or unfinished uppers in DC because that would be not only wrong, but also illegal.





Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:00:16 AM EST
The hammer you are using to build uppers is WAY too small. A short handle 12lb sledge is more appropriate for the task. And quit buying the non-regular size buds as they get warm before you get em drank
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:02:06 AM EST
Good use of a hammer.
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The hammer you are using to build uppers is WAY too small. A short handle 12lb sledge is more appropriate for the task. And quit buying the non-regular size buds as they get warm before you get em drank
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I guess you must drink really slowly.

Edit- and I left the sledge at home this time. I'll admit it would have driven the pins a lot faster, but it probably wouldn't have had any positive benefit on my already-worn pin punches.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:05:01 AM EST
Not totally relevant, but I love the great State of North Carolina. Goodness I remember living there many many decades ago.
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I agree. It's all about the hammer! There can be no doubt that I have an affinity for proper hammers.

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:08:18 AM EST
I won't combine gunsmithing and beer after I fucked up the pin channel drilling of an AK-74 gas block. Walked the drill bit a little on one side and ended up with a visible gap above part of the pin on that side. I know I wouldn't have done it if I was sober.

Nobody would really notice the fuckup unless they really knew what they were looking at, but the fact that I know it's there always pisses me off.

Not even coffee.. I drink strong coffee and get impatient.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:12:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.
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Cheers Brother
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:15:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 12:15:37 AM EST by SIASL]
What could go wrong?

Anxiously awaiting your kaboom thread!
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Cheers Brother
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Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.



Cheers Brother


Get out of my thread, 13'er!!


Oh, wait a second..

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:17:44 AM EST
Having an Amber Bock right now.
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Questions the guy from CA. lulz.
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Originally Posted By MARINEORDIE:
Originally Posted By HammerHammer:
I'm doing exactly that in a NC hotel room right now in anticipation of my impending change of residence to a free state. Wish I could have bought a lower or two to go with it.. But I guess I'll get to that soon enough.

Here's what I've got so far.

*Note: I'm only working on the 16" upper tonight and some of the pieces are only finger-tight for the pic. The .300BLK pistol upper will be done another time.

http://i.imgur.com/N2f75HJ.jpg

I'm starting to be pretty drunk now. Even though I'm going by the book, what are my chances of drunkenly fucking this up??

Aaannndddd.... Speculate wildly.

NC is a free state.


Questions the guy from CA. lulz.

He ain't from Kaliformia.
The gubment sent him there
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:34:55 AM EST
You fucking kidding ? A "Sudweiser" or two will get you drunk?

Dude, please pour that shitty beer (and I use that term loosely) down the fucking drain.
Go and get yourself some nice scotch, vodka, or rum. Pour it over ice and sip it slowly whilst listening to some old school Mo-town . Now, go ahead and build your upper.

......sip on some scotch on the rocks as you listen to this
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:47:18 AM EST
Welcome to VA lol

I'm in Woodbridge.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 1:58:59 AM EST
One upper, complete!



I realize it may not have been the best idea to build it while sloshed, but I did follow the book (even though I've done this many times) and I re-checked everything about 6 times before completion.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:04:45 AM EST
i have yet to build an AR without some hop lubrication. I've only built 3 but all three were assisted by barley and hops
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:28:20 AM EST
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I think I've built at least one while sober..


Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:37:12 AM EST
Good job, I've had a few myself but I am wondering if your hotel room is equiped with a vice or you brought your own?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:42:24 AM EST
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Edit: you're not building a lower, my mistake lol
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Good job, I've had a few myself but I am wondering if your hotel room is equiped with a vice or you brought your own?
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About that... I realized rather quickly that it's a different ball game without having either a built lower or a vise. As it turns out, using the flared safety-slide lock on the hotel door inside the back of the upper and also wedging-in the forward assist against the base plate works rather well for bracing when torquing-down the barrel nut.

I'm going to blame the District of Columbia for this hardship; if I could have bought a damned lower then this would have been much easier. Either way, I eventually got everything tight and aligned- it was just harder to do.

Edited slightly for clarity.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 3:22:10 AM EST
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idk how you could fuck up an upper build?

there's like 5 parts. (too tired to count)

and only one is nit-picky, the rest just sort of go on...

I guess the roll pin for the gas block/sight tower to hold the gas tube is kinda annoying to drive in...probably more so drunk...

but unless you had to drill and ream for taper pins, should be a 20 minute job

ETA: I see that it took 3 hours.

I guess that's ok for being drunk, and in a hotel room.

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