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Posted: 2/28/2006 12:45:50 PM EDT
After reading some the posts here and there about loosing a part or breaking a part in addition to pinching a spring (don't ask), I decided to get together an emergency parts kit.

What do you think?



CSP
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:48:22 PM EDT
looks like you need to order some more parts
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:57:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:01:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 1:06:59 PM EDT by Duffy]
Never had a carbine end plate or semi sear take a walk on their own, but have seen a few bolts break in half, you should at least have a spare bolt and extractor. Good call on the cotter pins, selector springs, safety springs and detents
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:03:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:04:10 PM EDT


+1



Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
looks like you need to order some more parts

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:07:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 1:08:09 PM EDT by Duffy]

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Never had a carbine end plate or semi sear take a walk on their own, but have seen a few bolts break in half, you should at least have a spare bolt and extractor.



I can't bring myself to throw away my plates when I replace them either. I keep telling myself that they will come in useful some day.....



Hehehe me too! Now I have half a dozen of them things
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:08:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Never had a carbine end plate or semi sear take a walk on their own, but have seen a few bolts break in half, you should at least have a spare bolt and extractor.



I can't bring myself to throw away my plates when I replace them either. I keep telling myself that they will come in useful some day.....




same problem here along with the std charging handle latches
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:08:56 PM EDT
Needs more cowbell!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:10:37 PM EDT
Gas rings my man.

Danny
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:32:39 PM EDT
good thinkin. thanks for the idea.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:16:08 PM EDT
Good start.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:40:55 PM EDT
Looks like you have a bunch of parts you dont really need and none of the ones you really need.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:51:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:55:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 6:56:06 PM EDT by Dace]

Originally Posted By Stickman:
I don't know how large of a parts assortment you have, or how yours is laid out, but I would guess you started somewhere.... I know I did.



He specificaly asked what we think, I told him.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:03:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:06:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 7:29:27 PM EDT by boltcatch]
Looks like he has a good start there. Too many shooters don't even have any spare parts.

I got a box from Bushmaster today. I decided I needed a taller front sight post to try out, and since I was already ordering stuff...... I got the field repair kit and the lost parts kit to add to my parts stash. Now I have enough small parts for several AR's, although I only have one carrier in there. I had so many parts I had to move them from a small tupperware into a tool tray organizer, somewhat like CSP's setup, but about 2x as big. It's now totally stuffed.

I tack small parts onto most of my AR related orders. I find that generally it's loss, not breakage, that causes the need for spares.

One note though - add a broken shell extractor to that kit.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:08:06 PM EDT
Haha that's cool
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:08:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 7:09:18 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:09:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
I don't know how large of a parts assortment you have, or how yours is laid out, but I would guess you started somewhere.... I know I did.



He specificaly asked what we think, I told him.



If I have to pull this car over..... you kids are gonna ALL get it ! LOL

Good start, but also good advice, re: bolt, gas rings, etc.....
You'll never regret having more spares than you think you need.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:30:31 PM EDT
True, Stickman. I didn't say I was losing all those parts.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:36:40 PM EDT
nice start....where'd you get the case?

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:41:39 PM EDT
very nice indeed - good idea
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:12:27 PM EDT
parts kit?????? its empty............


cool, can I have a copy of that cover?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:15:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
looks like you need to order some more parts



be careful! they may turn into another rifle!
w00t!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:35:53 AM EDT
I have only used most of the spare parts to build another rifle, or given them to people that have broken Bushmaster parts
The ones I have needed and used are cotter prins and extractors. I hammered a crooked cotter pin in the bolt carrier in frustration one day and broke it, the extractor broke on a well used bolt (by the previous owner). Otherwise the detents and detent springs are easily lost but not broken in my experience, so it's a good idea to keep a few around for yourself and others when their bolt carriers break in half and their buffer detent and springs go missing
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:54:30 AM EDT
Be careful.

You'll start out with a small spare parts kit.



And it up with an entire AR build / repair center.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:57:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 5:59:19 AM EDT by Hellhound]
I built up a spares kit.

Went to Bass Pro Shop and picked up a case very similar to the one above, but mine had very thick latches. Clear with the compartment walls that can be arranged to your needs. Paid a whopping $1.50.

I then sat down with a list of spares that I got from this site (thanks Gents) and spent some time on Brownell's site ordering parts, using my discount.

After building up a lower and launching those damned detents, I bought a bunch!!

I had a lot of fun on this project and always pick up a part here and there from the local fun show or from the EE.


I would suggest putting a rubber band around the case in the event that you drop it and it pops open and your stuff goes everywhere. Ask me how I know....


ETA: Rabbit9, that is the direction I am heading in now. I also have some loc tite, punches, picks and other little tools in the kit too.


Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:30:01 AM EDT
No_Expert,

I got the case from Wal-Mart. It's made by RubberMade and I found it in the tool section. Very inexpensive.

As far as the parts I went with in my initial order - I went with items I had seen get damaged/lost in builds as well from use. I plan to get more parts as I go along.

CSP
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:32:39 AM EDT
I would like to get a copy of your parts diagram...Where did it come from?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:36:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtSauer:
I would like to get a copy of your parts diagram...Where did it come from?




Same here, if possible!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:44:46 AM EDT
SgtSauer & Hellhound,

I found it here posted on AR15.Com some time ago and saved it. It is just printed out and cut slightly to get it to fit.

Here you go:



I hope me posting this picute doesn't upset anyone.

CSP
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