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Posted: 3/30/2006 7:08:59 AM EDT
How can you put a folding stock on a AR 15? Dont you need a buffer? They have some on http://www.zmweapons.com/accessories.htm. I wold like to have one of these but how will it work.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:22:29 AM EDT
Such designs can have a recoil spring/buffer in the upper receiver (above the bolt). Oly Arms & ZM weapons (YHM) are the two designs I can think of off the top of my head. The folding stocks would also work for a .22LR conversion because those do not utilize the buffer. I'm in the process of adapting a $40 AK folder to my DPMS .22.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:30:36 AM EDT
The aforementioned designs also have shorter bolt carriers, because the carrier extends into the buffer tube/lower receiver extension when it moves to the rear.

ACE sells a side folder kit for the AR, but notes that it will only work with .22 conversions and short carrier designs like OA's.
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