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Posted: 2/24/2006 9:47:14 AM EDT
What is the best way to stake the nut on a collapsable buffer tube? I have done a search but cant seem to find the best tool and size?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:15:28 AM EDT
red locktite. i wouldn't stake anything
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:38:43 AM EDT
Use blue loctite instad it is easier to undue the lock nut!!! If you use red loctite you will need heat to loosen the nut!!!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:22:19 AM EDT
I have never had a lockring come undone without LokTite. With my first two builds, I used blue LokTite.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:29:19 AM EDT
I staked mine. Necessary, probably not. As another uses said, unless you are going to be using the thing as a hammer staking it isn't needed.

I just did mine that way because an old Marine armorer showed me how to do it.

I have an old steel punch that I jsut held an an angle over the plate where it mated with the recess in the castle nut, and gave it a whack with the hammer. After doing it to two of them, i tapped the metal further down into the recesses. No biggie, and can still be removed. Can always get a new plate if necessary.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:33:13 AM EDT
If you ever sell that lower with the buttstock and you used red loctite or have staked it, the new owner is gonna be pissed.

Ask me how I know...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:01:55 AM EDT
No stake, just Loctite®, unless you abuse the hell out of your rifle, i.e. use as crowbar or bat.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:30:31 AM EDT
I use blue locktite. Mine have never come undone.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:34:33 AM EDT
newbie here - so I hope I´m still allowed to hijack a thread just this oncehich
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:34:10 AM EDT
Don't worry about the lockring on backwards, just use a channel lock to remove it when you need to then buy another to put back on with notches to rear.
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