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Posted: 1/9/2006 11:08:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 11:21:52 AM EDT by JD8]
Ready to order a lower and put one together...

What special tools would I need? The step by step on this forum says I really don't need anything special.... is this true from your experiences?

also... are all lower parts kits the same minus the trigger?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:57:25 AM EDT
Lower for what?

An AR?

1 tool I do recommend, the pivot pin tool, trust me on this...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:22:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:36:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
Lower for what?

An AR?

1 tool I do recommend, the pivot pin tool, trust me on this...



AR lower....

Brownells would have one of these?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:06:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JD8:

Originally Posted By 1shott:
Lower for what?

An AR?

1 tool I do recommend, the pivot pin tool, trust me on this...



AR lower....

Brownells would have one of these?



Yes, Bushy has them to, thats where I got mine when I ordered my last LPK. it was around $5, it will save you the fun of watching your detent go into orbit.



Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:19:29 PM EDT
Forget the pivot pin tool, you do not need it. I've put together over a dozen lowers and its not really necessary.

All you need is a 1/4" punch and an extra set of hands. My wife's work very good, but you can't borrow her. She is an expert at pivot pin installation.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:48:49 PM EDT
No, spend the $5 bucks and get a pivot pin detent tool. Its a wise investment, especially if this if your first time. And a set of small brass punches and the wrench for tightening the lock ring if you plan on having a collapsable stock. Thats all you need.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:00:04 PM EDT
These make assembling the lower much easier:

www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=5551&title=ROLL+PIN+PUNCHES

3/32 is #3 Roll pin punch (for bolt release pin)
item #230-100-003
#3 Roll Pin Punch $3.75

1/8 is #4 Roll pin punch (for trigger guard pin)
item #230-100-004
#4 Roll Pin Punch $3.83

Small item shipping $3.70

total delivered $11.28

(those prices are about a year old, but they should be pretty close)
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:59:24 PM EDT
While I agee you dont have to use any special tools


The pivot pin tool is nice if you only have one set of hands and so are the long roll pin punches for the bolt catch........all that said the last one I put together i used pliers and a nail but my rifles have scratches
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:23:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By acman145acp:
While I agee you dont have to use any special tools


The pivot pin tool is nice if you only have one set of hands and so are the long roll pin punches for the bolt catch........all that said the last one I put together i used pliers and a nail but my rifles have scratches



thats what I used along with a razor blade.

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