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Posted: 6/28/2003 6:16:13 PM EDT
Is there a difference in the size of the buffer tube on the CAR and M-4 stocks? Recently picked up a M-4 (stock only) and it will not fit the tube on my CAR stock. Thanks

Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:24:14 PM EDT
It's not a model difference, it's a manufacturer difference. Colt uses a slightly smaller diameter tube than the aftermarket makers, so a Colt brand stock piece won't go on an aftermarket tube, and an aftermarket strock will be quite loose on a Colt tube.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 7:05:51 PM EDT
shamayim is correct, i went through aa similar problem, i bought a colt sp1 stock and tried to put it on a dpms buffer tube with no luck, colt indeed is a frak of nature and makes it so you have to use there tubes only
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:25:00 PM EDT
Thanks guys. Don't know anyone who need a new M-4 stock only that fits a Colt do you?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:28:41 PM EDT
Does anyone one know where a guy could pick up a Colt M-4 buffer tube? Also will the same buffer work in the Colts and the aftermarkets?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:03:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 11:03:50 PM EDT by knightone]
[url]http://mstn.biz[/url] Email them. They should have Colt/milspec buffer tubes in stock.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 6:04:30 PM EDT
What about the end plate and and extension nut? Will they work on both kind of tubes? Again Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:01:21 PM EDT
LashLaRue: The Colt tube is a bit smaller than the more common aftermarket part -- Colt is not a freak here, the tube they use is the MILSPEC part. The difference is due to manufacturing techniques -- one tube having cut threads and the other having rolled threads. Yes, the castle nut and plate interchange... the threaded section is the same -- otherwise, there would have to be two different lower receivers. HIH
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:44:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:47:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 9:48:30 PM EDT by SpentShellz]
testing again sorry for the inuruption ? how do you guys get a nice little picture under your name?
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