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Posted: 6/3/2008 5:26:21 AM EST
...considering in my previous bolt carrier issue post the staking by RRA leaves some to doubt the job done by RRA.

So with the tools at hand can it be done?
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/RRA-556/IMG_1457_edited.jpg



There are various nail sets & punches not pictured. Oh I also have some pretty serious vice grips if those will work

So here is the way it looks now,
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/RRA-556/IMG_1468_edited.jpg

Without spending bucks on the cool hex screw staking tool from Brownells what is the next best way?

7mm
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 5:45:53 AM EST
Toothbrush and hemostats, for the win!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:29:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Toothbrush and hemostats, for the win!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:


Well they do have a special use.


I figured the Dremel would be the right tool just not sure if this is the right job?

7mm
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:04:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By 7mm-08:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Toothbrush and hemostats, for the win!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:


Well they do have a special use.


I figured the Dremel would be the right tool just not sure if this is the right job?

7mm



the Dremel IS the right tool but wrong job like you said ......... the Dremel is ONLY used for fluting your barrel.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:44:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Outsydlooknin75:

Originally Posted By 7mm-08:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Toothbrush and hemostats, for the win!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:


Well they do have a special use.


I figured the Dremel would be the right tool just not sure if this is the right job?

7mm



the Dremel IS the right tool but wrong job like you said ......... the Dremel is ONLY used for fluting your barrel.


Well, and cutting new picatinny rail slots and threading your barrel for a suppressor. Just those three things.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:02:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 10:03:05 AM EST by ByteTheBullet]
Seriously, use small flat blade chisel and whack it really good across both the key and hex bolt head. It is not cut, it is compressed. It is done to help keep the hex bolt from backing out.

I just like saying hemostat.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 11:23:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:

Originally Posted By Outsydlooknin75:

Originally Posted By 7mm-08:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Toothbrush and hemostats, for the win!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:


Well they do have a special use.


I figured the Dremel would be the right tool just not sure if this is the right job?

7mm



the Dremel IS the right tool but wrong job like you said ......... the Dremel is ONLY used for fluting your barrel.


Well, and cutting new picatinny rail slots and threading your barrel for a suppressor. Just those three things.


I already followed the DIY barrel fluting. It turned it great. Just have to go real slow & buy about 2 ball cutters for every 5 inches of fluting you cut.

Do I make the picatinny cuts in the hand guard? or straight into the barrel?

7mm
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:14:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
I feel like a homo.



Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:07:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
I feel like a homo.





Yeah Bradd, that's the face to look at a homo with...mouth wide open.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:11:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Without spending bucks on the cool hex screw staking tool from Brownells what is the next best way?


Just an observation: Brownells seems to go by the motto, "a tool for ANY possible job". Not to get confused with 'The right tool for the job'.

Do they REALLY have a hex screw staking tool?!?!?


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:00:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Without spending bucks on the cool hex screw staking tool from Brownells what is the next best way?


Just an observation: Brownells seems to go by the motto, "a tool for ANY possible job". Not to get confused with 'The right tool for the job'.

Do they REALLY have a hex screw staking tool?!?!?


ByteTheBullet (-:



Ooops my bad I thought it was Brownells but its Michiganguns...
http://www.m-guns.com/tools.php

7mm
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:01:38 PM EST
The Pocket MOACKS is a pretty cool tool.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:19:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
The Pocket MOACKS is a pretty cool tool.



It DOES look pretty cool .. but dag gum ... its expensive as all get out.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 1:12:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Seriously, use small flat blade chisel and whack it really good across both the key and hex bolt head. It is not cut, it is compressed. It is done to help keep the hex bolt from backing out.

I just like saying hemostat.


ByteTheBullet (-:


Thinking out loud: ...And be very sure to have the key supported on the side opposite from the one you're whacking. As closely as possible, the support should be in-line with, and opposite to with the direction of the hammer blow.

Take everything I say with rock-sized grains of salt. While I'm a mechanical engineer (hence: "injun-ear"..."engineer" was already taken) and a Smith, I ain't no gunsmith.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:38:24 PM EST


Wow, that's like nothing, their staking job didn't even bite into the screws.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:49:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ARstudent:
i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/RRA-556/IMG_1468_edited.jpg

Wow, that's like nothing, their staking job didn't even bite into the screws.


That stake job is wrong as two brothers %ucking!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:52:55 PM EST

They have just pressed the sides of the key into the screws, it's odd, but it ought to work.

Most folks prefer to smashticate the cheaper part...that being the screws, so that they press against the key.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:18:32 PM EST
When I get back to my workbench I'll post the after picture since the before is already up.

byte, I'll try to get the tooth brush & HEMOSTATs involved in the staking process. Heck I got about a 20lb granite rock I can either use as bench top or as a hammer.

7mm

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:27:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By stimpsonjcat:
They have just pressed the sides of the key into the screws, it's odd, but it ought to work.

Most folks prefer to smashticate the cheaper part...that being the screws, so that they press against the key.


I would prefer the method shown in the pic, but more completely done.
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