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Posted: 10/21/2002 1:36:23 PM EDT
ok i know that i did something very stupid.
i was adding a push button sling that required takeing out the takedown pin.
i thought that you just had to tap it out and the little piece broke
i could just stick a bolt and a nut threw there but i dont want to do that.
or should i just send it to bushmaster and have them fix it.
the one guy at bushmaster thinks i need a new lower but i dont think so.
how do you add pictures to this posting
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 1:39:24 PM EDT
Did you break the pin, the takedown pin retaining pin, or the reciever?
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 1:44:00 PM EDT
if you broke the detent, the spring or the pin no biggie, just replace them. If you broke off the round piece of the lower that has a hole in it that the pin fits thru, it can be welded by a competent aluminum welder, Of course a new lower will be $175 from Bush, it will take you about an hour, and to pull it apart anyway.
heli arc anyone?
Lebrew
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 1:52:37 PM EDT
if u are talking what I think u are. yes u need a new lower. it is always a good idea to insure that u know exactly what you are doing before doing any type of modification. unless u are made of $$$$$

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Link Posted: 10/21/2002 2:10:01 PM EDT
Where you using the right size punch or just "tapping" directly on the receiver?

Time for a new lower......
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 2:42:04 PM EDT
got a picture ?
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:48:43 PM EDT
If the receiver is broken you could try a JP enterprises tensioning pin.

Eventually you may want to replace the receiver. I think you can send it to Bushmaster directly yourself and they can send the replacement back to you without going through an FFL. A new lower receiver is not too expensive.

http://www.jpar15.com/i-tenpin.htm
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:23:08 PM EDT
the receiver is fine.
its not broken just the little lip that held the spring in.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 6:44:37 PM EDT
Your description isn't very helpful. Take your time and give a good description. Get some pictures if you can. What exactly broke?
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 11:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blondidog:
the receiver is fine.
its not broken just the little lip that held the spring in.



Sounds like you broke the spring/retaining pin channel(bump on the side of your receiver).

If this is the case, don't worry, there is a fix.

Start off with some aluminum black to re-color the receiver back to black. Then order a rear take-down wedge pin(the type that screws together to tighten a loose fitting upper/upper). The screw type rear pin does not use the spring/retaining pin, and will be better looking than a nut and bolt.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 9:48:28 AM EDT
hmm that sounds good.
thanks for all the wonderful support
i thought i was going to get bombarded with emails telling me that i am a dummy
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