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#5818860 - 07/05/15 09:06 PM Major gas block issue...
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Recently picked up a AR pistol with 8.5in barrel, took it out today for the first time to see how it shot. Well didn't do to good, it wouldn't cycle the bolt at all. So I got it home pulled off the handguard since I figured it was a gas problem.. Look like it blew a big hole beside the roll pin. Never seen that before. The gas block looks like some cheap jap made block with rails on each side but its still aluminium I never would have thought there is that much pressure to blow a hole in an aluminium block. Has this happened to anyone before? Any suggestions?

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#5818867 - 07/05/15 09:09 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Yuck. Was a new set up?
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#5818881 - 07/05/15 09:16 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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No got it in a trade deal, and of course the other guy never had any problems....

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#5819168 - 07/06/15 05:55 AM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Post a couple pictures for those with advice. I myself would like to learn about it too.
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#5819400 - 07/06/15 09:29 AM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Sounds like time for a new gas block to me. - Yours probably had a casting flaw, most likely a void that introduced enough weakness to lead to a failure.

It happens... I'd just get a new gas block and move on.
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#5819410 - 07/06/15 09:42 AM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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#5819520 - 07/06/15 11:09 AM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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#5819550 - 07/06/15 11:23 AM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Duct Tape!
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#5820412 - 07/06/15 07:53 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Yep that hole is not suppose to be there. grin
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#5820431 - 07/06/15 08:02 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Duct Tape!


Don't be ridiculous, that'll never hold up.

Time for JB Weld

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#5820434 - 07/06/15 08:03 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: Cast]
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Duct Tape!

Prolly more of a JB Weld type job.
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#5820440 - 07/06/15 08:05 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Time to get a new gas block. I would be pissed at whoever sold that.

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#5820483 - 07/06/15 08:20 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Buy a steel gas block and be glad your hand wasn't near to schrapnel

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#5820526 - 07/06/15 08:36 PM Re: Major gas block issue... [Re: kagomez85]
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Anybody know what brand of gas block that is?

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