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Posted: 9/8/2003 2:55:39 PM EDT
This evening while waiting for my wife to finish dinner, I went to my workshop to clean my AR from yesterdays range session.

While I have it open I decided to pull the buffer and spring just as my 11 year old walks in. He shot an AR other than rimfire, for the first time about 2 weeks ago. While I'm stufing the buffer and spring back in he says " I'm glad you're fixin that thing dad" I said Huh? He said " I figured it was broke because of that real bad sproooing sound it made when I shot it." He figured it was broke but didn't want to say anything then because he feared being in trouble for breaking it. I was rolling.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:32:59 PM EDT
That is classic!
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:36:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:08:56 PM EDT
There is more. I figured he would let it go at the point previously mentioned. At dinner he proceeds to ask me about the sproing. I explain how it works. He responds " why would someone be dumb enough to build a gun with so many parts ". Rolling again.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:16:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:

He responds " why would someone be dumb enough to build a gun with so many parts ".




You sure this kid isnt a member on AK.nutz?
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:28:22 PM EDT
He was wise enough to stop short of asking me why I was dumb enough to buy it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:33:04 PM EDT
That is classic.

Thanks for brining up another informed voter.

SD
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 7:34:47 PM EDT
Now you just need to properly indoctrinate him that 9mm is superior to .45.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 8:14:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Now you just need to properly indoctrinate him that 9mm is superior to .45.



I will not have my children speaking heresy in my house.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 3:38:40 PM EDT
I hate that spring sound
I had to stop using my muffs and go to ear plugs even though I think the muffs work a little better because the sound of the buffer spring would conduct through the stock into the muffs
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 6:37:11 PM EDT
Bunch of losers! You'd probably all rather drive a Volvo than a Ferarri.

Link Posted: 9/10/2003 7:32:17 AM EDT
Slather some wheel bearing grease on the spring (not too much otherwise it migrates into the receiver) and it will act as a buffer.
Voila! no more sproing.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 10:28:29 AM EDT
I love that noise
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 10:34:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
I love that noise



me too
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 12:29:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
Bunch of losers! You'd probably all rather drive a Volvo than a Ferarri.




On rough roads or inclimate weather I would certainly trust the Volvo more than the Ferarri. I clean smooth pavement, I'm sure the Ferrari would be a great ride.
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