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Posted: 10/22/2003 10:34:07 AM EDT
O.k.,I've got a collapsible stock and was comparing springs with a few that was laying around. I was surprised to see that there was at least 1" difference in lengths. The longer ones were bought from Bushmaster and they seem to function the weapon better. Is there really any difference? Is this just my imagination on reliability or is this really a problem. I've seen some junk buffers out there,but now springs?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:40:26 AM EDT
The -23&P lists the proper spring lengths for the rifle stock and collapsible stocks (and yes they are different). No it wouldn't surprise me that some parts vendors are selling 'junk' parts - Some of us keep mentioning who you buy from is important while the shrills keep saying all AR parts are equal (when its obviously not so). FYI Rifle spring should be 11 3/4" to 12 1/2" long Carbine spring is 10 1/16" to 11 1/4" Do not try to stretch the spring - replace if it doesn't meet the spec. - This is taken from [url]http://www.ar15.com/content/books/TM9-1005-319-23.pdf[/url] page 2-14 (page 45 of the PDF file).
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:57:59 AM EDT
Going out in the drizzle to test fire. I'll report back in a few hours to see if this was the problem. Yeah,thanks Forest for the info from the TM. I just think like a typical man,standardization...now if I can get my wife to do the same special tongue thing as my ex-girlfriend...
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 11:35:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mk-82: now if I can get my wife to do the same special tongue thing as my ex-girlfriend...
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When you figure that out let the rest of us married guys in on the 'how to' [;)]
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 12:42:23 PM EDT
Drizzle? Hell,it's snowing! Well anyway,new spring (longer of the two) helped. Had only 2 short strokes (surplus ammo) and found a bad magazine. Magazine feedlip on right side is bent down. Ammo would feed o.k. from left ramp. Now I have to look at magazine to see if I dare tweak it. I've seen too many people tweak and BREAK! Back to the shop...
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 1:24:39 PM EDT
Don't bother fixing it. Remove the guts, smash the magazine, then order a replacement magazines body.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 2:23:21 PM EDT
Magazine has been earmarked for recycle...umm...traded at work...
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