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Posted: 9/11/2004 4:13:16 PM EST
I posted yesterday about removing the fake telestock on my MT6400. The crescent wrench finally worked out without resorting to those fancy "specialty tools" that make life easy. Now for the fun that followed my success:

Step 1: Use wrong tool and scar the hell out of the old stock before you finally get it off.

Step 2: Unscrew the nut that is holding it on.

Step 3: Take a screwdriver to to remove washer thingy that goes against the receiver, then watch as the takedown pin spring goes flying across the room.

Step 4: Find the takedown pin spring

Step 5: Start unscrewing the stock from the receiver. After 1 turn, watch as the buffer detent and spring go flying up barely missing your forehead.

Step 6: Collect all of the parts and wait patiently until Sept 13 to reassemble.




Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:14:31 PM EST
Whats the best profanity to use when doing this?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:16:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Whats the best profanity to use when doing this?




i said "WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT IS THAT" because i didnt know what the takedown spring was until it flew out.

speaking of....anyone know how to reinstall the damned thing?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:19:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:26:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
All gunsmithing and home maintainance projects require a large measure of profanity in order to come be completed successfully.




i wont even tell you want i did to the fore end of my 870 when i got it...


its just say it involved pliers on a weak tube.....the fix involved hammered the tube into a round bar


it works flawless now though!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:35:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Whats the best profanity to use when doing this?




Well In my experience the tried and true classics like Fu*k or Sh*t would work well in this situation.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:38:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:40:11 PM EST
I prefer "Ah, for fucks sake!" or "Fuck me to tears!".
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:41:49 PM EST
Yeh and you hope the kids or wife don't come to where you are doing this !
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:42:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:
At least you didn't have to say: "Damn that f!cking spring just hit me in the f!cking eye! F!ck! F!ck! F!ck!"



R T F M !

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:44:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 4:44:34 PM EST by Rand]
You should have just sawed it off
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:45:08 PM EST
Please don't attempt a barrel swap.

Just kidding!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:45:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
All gunsmithing and home maintainance projects require a large measure of profanity in order to come be completed successfully.



And the correct tools.

As someone what has occasionally tried to shortcut the tools issue, let me say that the correct tools are NECESSARY to doing a good job.

Corey
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:50:38 PM EST
Proper profanity is much like a Gregorian chant.

Inspirational to those listening, and hot link to the gawd of all things gun.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:53:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 4:54:22 PM EST by DzlBenz]
OK, I call

1) No mention of Vise-Grips.
2) No mention of duct tape.
3) No mention of pry bar.
4) No mention of oxy-acetylene torch.
5) No mention of buddy next door.
6) No mention of "Hold my beer. Watch this."

No f-ed up job is complete without at least 3 of the above.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:03:01 PM EST
I think a good, healthy "sonofabitch" works well for situations like this, though I think "what the fuck" work work well too.

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:10:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
OK, I call

1) No mention of Vise-Grips.
2) No mention of duct tape.
3) No mention of pry bar.
4) No mention of oxy-acetylene torch.
5) No mention of buddy next door.
6) No mention of "Hold my beer. Watch this."

No f-ed up job is complete without at least 3 of the above.



You forgot the hammer.

My dad (old Navy senior chief) used to say a good toolbox only had three things--a hammer, a bigger hammer, and a prybar.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:58:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
OK, I call

1) No mention of Vise-Grips.
2) No mention of duct tape.
3) No mention of pry bar.
4) No mention of oxy-acetylene torch.
5) No mention of buddy next door.
6) No mention of "Hold my beer. Watch this."

No f-ed up job is complete without at least 3 of the above.



I'll try to hit a couple of those when I install the new evil stock.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:02:03 PM EST
The first time I installed a quick release button on a USR the spring and the pin thingy flew out and nailed me right in the forehead. The shittyest part is that Pete at PJS warned me about it. I didnt believe him.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:05:03 PM EST
lol, that happened to me with the buffer detent and spring. I backed my stubby stock off, (which I have done before without it happening because I was expecting it), but this time I wasn't paying attention, and that thing made this pop noise and that shit flew way the hell up and I finally found the spring later, barely missing my face. My choice in profanity at that moment, "FUCK!" followed by laughter.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:15:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 6:16:09 PM EST by 455SD]
Be careful installing the new stock. It is a well known fact that a rifle with a true telestock will suddenly start killing people left and right shortly after installation.

Whatever you do, for God's sake DO NOT put a bayonet on it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:33:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By MDC85:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Whats the best profanity to use when doing this?




i said "WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT IS THAT" because i didnt know what the takedown spring was until it flew out.

speaking of....anyone know how to reinstall the damned thing?



THe easiest way to do it is to install the stock, turning it until it retains the buffer retainer and go just past the aligned position.
THat will give you enough room to insert the spring straight in.

Then use a thin blade screwdriver to compress the spring, turn the stock counter clockwise until the reciever plate is ligned up. Push towards the reciever unti lthe plate is against the blade of the screwdriverand then pull it out while seating the plate. Tighten the lock ring (put a little bit of blue locktite on the tube to keep the nut from backing off after you tighten it).
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:26:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By limaxray:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
OK, I call

1) No mention of Vise-Grips.
2) No mention of duct tape.
3) No mention of pry bar.
4) No mention of oxy-acetylene torch.
5) No mention of buddy next door.
6) No mention of "Hold my beer. Watch this."

No f-ed up job is complete without at least 3 of the above.



You forgot the hammer.

My dad (old Navy senior chief) used to say a good toolbox only had three things--a hammer, a bigger hammer, and a prybar.



You forgot the tool of a master gunsmith... a Dremel.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:31:31 PM EST
I went to the parts store one day to get an oil pump for my truck. As the cashier rang up the sale he asked me if I needed anything else. I said I could use a few new motherfuckers and sonofabitches because I had used all mine up getting the old pump off. When he could talk again from laughing so hard; I deadpanned, I'll take used ones if you've got them cheaper. It was over for him then.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:42:11 PM EST
I made the mistake of taking apart a lower receiver on a balcony. I had a mat so I knew all the parts would stay on the mat and not fall between the slats of the balcony. Long story short, I spent 30 minuts looking for the selector switch detent downstairs. Also had to buy another rear takedown pin detent. Couldn't find it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:55:48 PM EST
allways remember ar15.com is your friend

www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:57:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
All gunsmithing and home maintainance projects require a large measure of profanity in order to come be completed successfully.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:01:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:07:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By furball75:
allways remember ar15.com is your friend

www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/




Hmm...that link will come in handy.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:08:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By MDC85:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Whats the best profanity to use when doing this?




i said "WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT IS THAT" because i didnt know what the takedown spring was until it flew out.

speaking of....anyone know how to reinstall the damned thing?



Did you ever get it out of it's Low Earth Orbit?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:13:32 PM EST
And all I have to do is add some new uppers.

I bet I will still manage to lose detent pins. Bushmaster is going to make money selling spare part AR kits next week.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:12:50 AM EST
Next time have a cat around to chase the springs.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:21:19 AM EST

DAMN! the instructions, cut-away views or blueprints.

FULL STEAM AHEAD!!



There's just NO other option.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:22:50 AM EST
I dont think I have laughed this hard at a subject in a while...good show!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:25:41 AM EST
Standard AR disassembly sequence:
1) How's this work?
2) Oh, I get it.
3) Awsheeeit! Where'd that thing fly off to?

Standard AR reassembly sequence:
1) How did this thing come apart again?
2) Oh yeah, that's it.
3) Repeat step 1)
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:36:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 1:36:59 AM EST by labrat454]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
OK, I call

1) No mention of Vise-Grips.
2) No mention of duct tape.
3) No mention of pry bar.
4) No mention of oxy-acetylene torch.
5) No mention of buddy next door.
6) No mention of "Hold my beer. Watch this."

No f-ed up job is complete without at least 3 of the above.





So F***ing TRUE

and don't forget the "F**K now I have order another one and wait a week F**K"

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:29:59 AM EST
Visit the Fal Files and look up WECSOG

And fire should have been involved somewhere
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:41:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
Standard AR reassembly sequence:
1) How did this thing come apart again?
2) Oh yeah, that's it.
3) Repeat step 1)



you forgot to add comment after rifle is together

4) What do I do with these extra parts?
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