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Posted: 9/19/2005 4:17:20 AM EDT
I ran into an ARFCOMer at Tanner's Gunshop on Friday. After a brief conversation I learned that he's built a few AR's from stripped receivers. I'm tempted, but don't want to go it alone. Anyone do this or planning on doing it?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:37:58 AM EDT
So far I have done 2 AR's, I am waiting to get my 3rd lower from the dealer so that build #3 can start. It is easy, don't worry about it. I think a monkey could put one togather.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 11:39:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 11:40:00 AM EDT by slidestop]
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:41:09 PM EDT
+1 on easy to do. I just finished my first stripped lower and it was pretty easy. Anyone with some very basic mechanical skills can do it. Check out slidestop's link. I would say the trickiest part is the pivot pin detent and spring. But once you figure out how to do it its a snap. If you are in the Pittsburgh area I would be glad to help you through it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:26:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 2:39:16 PM EDT
ARs are great in the respect that they are truely modular by design. The only time you need any purpose built tools is for the barrel nut(or float tube if you are using one). To build a stripped lower up into a functional lower you need your two hands, a couple of punches are handy to have(they work well for slave pins too) and a screw driver to tighten up the buttstock. You can do it easy! If you have any questions feel free to call me at the shop.

John
Seneca Arms Co
116 Gravel Pike
Green Lane, Pa 18054

215-234-8984
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:01:46 AM EDT
They're easy to build, but sometimes they're a bitch to get working right.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:29:19 PM EDT
I have built a few of them
email or call i think i can help you out

Donley's Gun Shop
431 Dublin Pike
Perkasie PA
215-249-1790
Email ddonley@erols.com
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:46:46 PM EDT
While it is possible to do the work yourself, it all boils down to time. Loose one little spring and your F-ed. I choose to have Dave Donely build my AR's His price was very reasonable, he had all the accessories I needed and he has put zillions of AR together before mine. So as I saw it, it just wasn't worth the hassle to do it myself.

Just my two cents.

Gary
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:28:21 PM EDT
Just spoke to a good buddy that just had Dave set up his colt. Removed muzzle break/recrown and add flash sup. He also replaced the forearm and removed the pinned carbine stock for a better one. Guy's name is Dan ... sound familiar? Said that I need to stop by your shop some time.

My brother lives in Dublin. Next time I'm out that way I'll be sure to stop. You near the Wawa down from Johnson's Auto?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:30:55 PM EDT
Just spoke to a good buddy that just had Dave set up his colt. Removed muzzle break/recrown and add flash sup. He also replaced the forearm and removed the pinned carbine stock for a better one. Guy's name is Dan ... sound familiar? Said that I need to stop by your shop some time.

My brother lives in Dublin. Next time I'm out that way I'll be sure to stop. You near the Wawa down from Johnson's Auto?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:08:44 PM EDT
Donely's Guns is directly across the street from the Wawa.

Regards,
Gary
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