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Posted: 10/18/2003 5:23:03 PM EDT
One of my bolt carrier key screws came loose this weekend after shooting a few hundred rounds. I had a failure to fire, opened her up and noticed the screw sitting there... I guess it got caught in the locking lugs, lucky for me.

I reinstalled it by just using an allen wrench, but I'm wondering how to properly secure it. Can I just use locktite? Or, do I have to take it to an armorer to have it pinned? If it must be pinned, I think I'll ship it back to J&T since it is from their kit... I would think if it was done properly in the first place it wouldn't work itself out.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 7:37:57 PM EDT
Not haste.. This is a very simple fix. Once you have your screws sinched down. Use a pointed puch and stake the edge of the screws and carrier gas block at the seems where they mate flush. Just enough to put a small divet on the outer edges of the screws. usually 2 divits per screw will do.
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 10:10:50 PM EDT
A description of the staking is in the [url=http://ar15.com/content/books/TM9-1005-319-23.pdf]23&P[/url]. Give the vendor first shot at fixing it tho.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 11:24:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2003 2:54:09 PM EDT by dramine]
I emailed J&T, they will repair it for free. Local gunsmiths wanted between $25-35, bleh.
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