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Posted: 12/26/2005 7:00:51 AM EDT
I have to get some tools and instead of getting a whole set of T-handles I just need to know the size of allen wrench for taking off the standard grip on an AR.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:05:24 AM EDT
3/16ths
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:16:22 AM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:43:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
3/16ths



And a long one at that! My long 3/16 allen wrench turned up missing, and I ran out to purchase another one to wrap up my lower build!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:47:29 PM EDT
Replace it iwith a slotted screw. Everyone should have a screwdriver around, how fast can you scare up a 3/16 allen wrench?

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:24:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:17:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By munyguru:

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Replace it iwith a slotted screw. Everyone should have a screwdriver around, how fast can you scare up a 3/16 allen wrench?




+1



Colt and FN use slotted screws on the M16/M4 series. for exactly the reason mentioned above. It's a 1/4x28 (fine) thread, and while the local hardware store may not have the fine thread version, DPMS does.

Interestingly, DPMS is the only major builder of ARs, other than Colt, who is using the slotted screw---unless Bushie or Rock River finally saw the light. Don't know about Conti/Stag though. They're pretty mil spec on all their other parts, so maybe they also use the right piece.

BTW Happy New Year toall.
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