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Posted: 2/22/2006 6:56:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 7:01:43 AM EDT by scuba_ed]
Okay, I found it...now here's my dilemma:

So there I was, mounting a VLTOR stock with a Mil-Spec buffer tube to my AR. After I removed the flange (?) the rear receiver-retaining pin spring went screaming across the room. I eventually found it, and as I retrieved it from the carpet that seemed so insidiously wishing to hide and claim it, it became snagged and as I unsnarled it from the evil pile of my carpet it had a kink in it.

I snipped off the offending ~ 3/16” section. Then I stretched the spring and re-installed it.

I checked for a firm detent from the pin, and the feeling was positive that the spring forced the detent to lock against the stock-retaining pin. I experimented at the range, and after three magazines emptied in ~ 4-minutes of fire (I was not going for accuracy), my “shock and vibration test” did not result in any loosening of the rear receiver-retaining pin.

Question…is this a safe weapon, or will I see a bolt through my forehead in the future?

Thanks,

Ed
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:44:11 AM EDT
Yer probably good for now...but it will always bug you....you know it will....so order some spares and a few other spare parts to make the order worthwhile and then install it at your leisure.....

you won't regret not having to wonder......
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:04:48 AM EDT
Its a .95 cent part, I would replace it.

Or you change you fireing technique and hold your rifle sideways like they do in the movies

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:38:48 AM EDT
I'd say your gun is perfectly safe........but getting spares is never a bad thing.
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