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Posted: 10/8/2001 10:59:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 10:54:27 AM EDT by vicg1]
does it looked properly staked? shouldn't the punch be closer on the first screw? [url]http://community.webshots.com/photo/22815049/22815814vbnkskPuDM[/url]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:03:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:08:28 AM EDT
Ain't even close. Part of the edge should be peened over the top of the bolt head.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:15:57 AM EDT
that's just what I thought... thanks guys.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:28:50 AM EDT
To do it right, you should replace the screw (or both), retorque and properly stake. I'd just check it's tight and stake it. Open up [url]http://old.ar15.com/books/TM9-1005-319-23.pdf[/url] and goto pages 131 & 142 for proper staking.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:35:05 AM EDT
I didn't think it was right but since it just came back from Armalite service (with one job item being "restake gas key") I thought maybe I was missing msomething....
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:54:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 5:50:32 PM EDT by pigshooter]
Is Armalite accepting job applications?? I surly cun read and rite an I can steak a gas key propperlle.[beer]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:05:55 PM EDT
Please, tell me you're kidding. Armalite did that? Their reputation is shot, so to speak. I'm no gunsmith, but if the person that did that worked for me, they'd be out in the parking lot in a minute, along with the quality control inspector.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:24:21 PM EDT
I wish they would hire me.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 4:46:54 AM EDT
yup... Armalite did it... rifle is going back today. If it was only the gas key I'd restake it myself but the chamber is still way out of spec... It's a beautiful looking rifle, great fit and finish... it just doesn't shoot!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 5:31:39 AM EDT
LOOKS ARE NOT EVERYTHUN>>>>>Send it back, make them pay shipping both ways and tell them over the phone and in the letter accompanying the gun, what YOU expect from them and then have them ship it back NEXT day air.....everyone on this forum will tell you...A SATISFIED CUSTOMER IS A REPEAT CUSTOMER!!!!! SICK EM.......[beer]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:29:06 PM EDT
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