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Posted: 3/1/2006 4:48:58 AM EDT
I have a modified (clipped, not pinned) three position metal lower that I use on my 91 with my registered sear.
When this lower was modified, instead of a shelf, a rod was installed to engage the rear of the magazine housing.
The problem is, one end of the rod has come loose from it's weld/solder/attachment. This is causing the front of the entire trigger housing to rotate down/out of the gun when firing. Not a good thing. I can "pop" the rod back into place, but it won't stay there under stress.
What to do? I can solder, but I don't weld (as if I would there). What else? J.B. Weld, High temp. epoxy, etc....?
Other option, buy a new lower. Where? How much?
Gordon Miller has plastic lowers, clipped and pinned, on his website, for $130.00. These would appear to work. Will do that if I have to, but would I also need a new, longer selector too?
Any other options? Got a shoot coming up in less than three weeks.

Thanks!

HKO
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:11:45 AM EDT
Sounds like a piss-poor way to clip a lower. If it were me, I'd spend the $$$ and get a plastic one(and a new selector) that's been properly done.



Going to Camden, are we?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:28:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Sounds like a piss-poor way to clip a lower. If it were me, I'd spend the $$$ and get a plastic one(and a new selector) that's been properly done.



Yeah, that's what I'm sayin'...

Go here, and scroll down to the fourth picture. Mine's like the one on the right, a converted MG lower. They just 'tacked' in a rod.

Think I oughta go with Miller ($130.00 + $65.00 for the selector) ?
...or do you have another recommendation?
And where can I get one with pictograms?



Going to Camden, are we?


You bet.
You been? Going? It's a nice shoot.

Oh, and while I've got ya 'on the phone', can you recommend a compensator for the 91?

Thanks.

HKO
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:00:32 AM EDT
Seeing how it's broke anyhow, here's a quick, cheap, 'band-aid' fix 'till you get a new one.

Break that pin completey out, cross drill the housing, then put a hex-head cap screw all the way through and nut it off on the opposite side. Wouldn't look real purdy but it would work just as well as what you have/had.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:24:55 AM EDT
for compensators I use a DTA mil brake on mine.

No longer made, hard to find, but works like a champ.

As mine is not select fire, I really dont need it... buy me a Smith Enterprises Vortex flash hider for the 91 and I'll trade you straight across....
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:03:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HKOVERKILL:

Originally Posted By osprey21:



Going to Camden, are we?



You bet.
You been? Going? It's a nice shoot.


Went in '03, can't make it this year.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:38:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Seeing how it's broke anyhow, here's a quick, cheap, 'band-aid' fix 'till you get a new one.
Break that pin completey out, cross drill the housing, then put a hex-head cap screw all the way through and nut it off on the opposite side. Wouldn't look real purdy but it would work just as well as what you have/had.



Ya know, that's not a bad idea, but where can I get a powder-coated hex bolt?

Sorry you can't make Camden. How about the Fall shoot?

Gonna try to make the Creek, too.
I NEED STUFF!

HKO
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:41:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
for compensators I use a DTA mil brake on mine.
No longer made, hard to find, but works like a champ.
As mine is not select fire, I really dont need it... buy me a Smith Enterprises Vortex flash hider for the 91 and I'll trade you straight across....



I remember reading some good things on the DTA. Let me think on that.

Thanks!

HKO

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:01:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKOVERKILL:

Ya know, that's not a bad idea, but where can I get a powder-coated hex bolt?


If it's only a temporary fix, why bother ?


Sorry you can't make Camden. How about the Fall shoot?


Doubt it, but I'll definately be at the October 'Creek'
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:45:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:

Originally Posted By HKOVERKILL:
Ya know, that's not a bad idea, but where can I get a powder-coated hex bolt?


If it's only a temporary fix, why bother ?

Sorry you can't make Camden. How about the Fall shoot?


Doubt it, but I'll definately be at the October 'Creek'




(Foghorn Leghorn) "I say, that's a joke, son!"(Foghorn Leghorn)

It really isn't a bad idea at all.
I'll look at that.

Are there any other sources of lowers w/selectors?

HKO
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:38:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 1:41:06 PM EDT by cmeyer001]
try Adam Webber, you can find him on HKpro

or this guy, 175 , but not clipped and pinned, includes selector

Link to G3 Navy Style for SEF internals

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:04:25 PM EDT
I'm believe hk4evr (Adam) will clip any lower you buy from him for a nominal fee.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 1:02:37 AM EDT
Here's a quote by hk4evr from HKPRO regarding clipping lowers:

Price for the clipping and pinning is $45 per plastic lower housing with an extra $5 for return shipping via USPS priority mail to you. Turn around time has been about a week or so lately.
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