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Posted: 9/26/2004 8:21:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 8:22:00 AM EDT by chapperjoe]
Today I received a 9mm upper and as you know it requires a hammer change. I have been up and down the upper, replacing front sight blocks, gas tubes handguards, etc. But I had always been afraid of the lower with all its springs and tension held parts.

But something happened today my friends, something inside me yelled "grow a pair and get in there, son"

So my friends, I delved into the depths of the AR known as the LOWER. With trembling hands and brightflashlights' punch tool (which he lent me. that's right a merchant LENT me a tool), I stuck two fingers in and as greasy as they got, I dared not withdraw them without the prize. She gave no fight as she beared her hammer, her tension relieved, disconnector hanging uselessly for a moment. Then I put the spring on the new hammer and fit her in there.

My friends today I went in the lower a boy and came out a man.

That's right, I took out the 223 hammer and put in the 9mm hammer

ME!!! I didn't pay anyone, ask anyone for help, or anything like that. Not like I didn't TRY paying my friends, they just told me that I had to do it myself!

I am master of all that is AR.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(now on to FAL's.)
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:25:55 AM EDT
This is the most amusing topic I've seen in a LONG time.
Got photos of that thing?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:49:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:54:58 AM EDT
Congrats!



It's always a great feeling to "figure out" something for yourself!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:55:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brasspile:
www.mountaintop.org/ar/forums/wahoo.gif

+1
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:56:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:04:25 AM EDT
Can you use .223 with a 9mm hammer, or will that result in disaster? What hammer for .45?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:07:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:25:26 AM EDT
okay maybe I am still a newb. I still haven't changed a barrel.

But the rest of the day today is devoted to dermelling my AK TDI tri-rail foreend to work with the ultimak AK scout mount.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:33:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:36:05 AM EDT

In a similar vein:

Yesterday, I bought a Dremel tool, finally.

[Ramathorn] "I am all that is man!" [/Ramathorn]
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:38:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:39:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 9:40:18 AM EDT by 1Andy2]
So your lower is no longer a virgin?

eta: Stick it in its disconnector and post pics!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:11:10 AM EDT
Reading the original post reminded me of the scene in "Castaway" when Tom Hanks finally gets the fire going. Good Job ChapperJoe
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:35:24 AM EDT
I think its time for you to build an AR from a solid aluminum bilit. If you can change a hammer, it time to move on.

Congrats!!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:38:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:01:55 AM EDT
I did this today helldog. got the pkg yesterday and had to wait all day to open it. I don't have a dremel but I just bought a new drill and some grinding wheels for it. one for plastic and two for metal in case its not good enough.

Eye protection? what the hell is that!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:05:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 11:07:05 AM EDT by bvmjethead]
Leave the deciding who's a newb or not a newb to us.....................ya NEWB!





Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:10:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Blackjack272:
This is the most amusing topic I've seen in a LONG time.



LOL.. +!


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:19:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swordslinger:
I think its time for you to build an AR from a solid aluminum bilit.



If you cannot spell billet you are a
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:20:55 AM EDT
note that I still have no dremel. I've been thinking about buying one but can't i do the same iwth what I just bought? a new powerful drill, some grinding wheel bits of different thickness, and a six pack of beer?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:20:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brasspile:
If you can't spell Dremel, yer a n00b.



If you cannot spell you're you are a
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:22:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
note that I still have no dremel. I've been thinking about buying one but can't i do the same iwth what I just bought? a new powerful drill, some grinding wheel bits of different thickness, and a six pack of beer?



If you cannot spell with you are a
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:23:14 AM EDT
Who is next?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:35:54 AM EDT
Talk me out of thinking he's a noob
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:43:15 AM EDT
Now go shoot it and report back
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:56:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Now go shoot it and report back




Thats the real test.


Shit anyone can throw a hammer in a gun, but will it work?


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:36:45 PM EDT

Talk me out of thinking he's a noob


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:54:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By brasspile:
If you can't spell Dremel, yer a n00b.



If you cannot spell you're you are a



If you fail to use a comma, you're a .
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:55:40 PM EDT
mayday mayday we're being hijacked.
mayday mayday.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:06:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By brasspile:
If you can't spell Dremel, yer a n00b.



If you cannot spell you're you are a



If you fail to use a comma, you're a .



Poetic license. Just like the sentence prior to this one, with no verb. I can do that, because I am NOT a

So, what's your excuse?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:15:29 PM EDT
Can you say post whore?!?!?

chapperjoe
Team Member
Landing on a nucular carrier

Joined :: March 2004
Post Number :: 1982

NY, USA

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:20:07 PM EDT
You're still a newb until notified otherwise.

But, you are on the right road.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:20:22 PM EDT

Can you say post whore?!?!?


And I'll waste another one just to ask what you mean by that....
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:36:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
So, what's your excuse?



No excuse. I'm definitely a NOOOOOB-BEE.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:

Can you say post whore?!?!?


And I'll waste another one just to ask what you mean by that....




Just yankin' your chain. You've been a member for 6 months, and you have 1992 posts! Where as I have been a member for 3years, 3 months, and I'm just coming up on 1000 (but I type slow...).
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:50:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
So, what's your excuse?



No excuse. I'm definitely a YANKEE



Fixed it for ya.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:03:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 3:03:33 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
Well you can look up my posts. Most of them are "talk me out of this" or "why is this better than this" type threads. A few political threads here and there.

Fact is , I've spent over thirteen thousand dollars on rifles and accesories since I registered here. And I know that every single penny was well spent cause of the fountain of knowledge that is arfkom. Coming into the RKBA arena as a noob, I didn't have to trial and error my way to the best gear. I had you guys [sniff].

And that's where most of my posts go. In March 2004 I had a ruger PC9 with a tasco on top, a WASR-10 and a saiga in 223.

As of today I have:

My prized AR, an all DPMS 16 inch stainless steel bull barrel resting on a harris bipod with dpms mangonels and an IOR 1.1-4x on arms 22H's, G27 grip and a VLTOR clubfoot A1 stockwith socom pad.

My newest member, an all RRA 9mm with the surefire handguards, fobus vert grip, weaponized G2, trijicon tripower on a larue mount on a swan sleeve with arms 40 and a Crane stock.

My required preban -all colt. preban sporter 2 lower with a preban colt sp1 upper, m44 handguards, ARMS 39 bi level mount, RRA collapser with cheek rest and the old tasco delta scope on top, with a streamlight TL-3 on the side.

My venture into the FAL field, an L1A1 with a 1913 rail on top holding a swift scope 1.5-4.5, SAW furniture on the way. Keeping it simple cuase she's stunning.

My new preban norinco 56S maybe 20 rounds in her since 1989, NY import (SILE) presently wearing the ultimak scout mount, TDI trirail handguard,TDI "K" style vert grip TDI G27 grip, AMD folding stock, surefire 662 weapon light and tacpoint sitting on top.

And of course a mossberg with a speedfeed stock for shooting when not at the range. :-)

In addition to that I have more surefire batteries than I'd like to admit. I also have developed a fondness for colt branded magazines - ten rounders for the DPMS target rifle, 20s and 30s for the others. But thermolds are growing on me.

I have not made one purchase since signing up for Afkom that I regret.

That's a statement in and of itself.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:04:14 PM EDT
Good job, newbie.
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