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#6566920 - 12/01/16 08:17 AM Tools needed to assemble an AR lower
Road Dawg Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
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I just got my SBR stamp yesterday so it's time to assemble the SBR lower. I've probably put 7 or 8 together in the past but it's been at least
10 years or so. Can one of you experts give me a list of the tools I'm going to need for assembly and any good tips. Thanks in advance. Road Dawg

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#6566985 - 12/01/16 08:57 AM Re: Tools needed to assemble an AR lower [Re: Road Dawg]
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Registered: 11/10/14
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Loc: Cypress, TX
All you need to assemble a lower is a set of needle nose pilers, some masking tape and a set of roll pin punches. An AR armorer's tool helps when tightening the castle nut on the buffer tube, but it is not necessary.
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#6567529 - 12/01/16 03:22 PM Re: Tools needed to assemble an AR lower [Re: HandgunHTR]
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Originally Posted By: HandgunHTR
All you need to assemble a lower is a set of needle nose pilers, some masking tape and a set of roll pin punches. An AR armorer's tool helps when tightening the castle nut on the buffer tube, but it is not necessary.

Don't forget a hammer and some LONG allen wrenches for the screw in the grip. You can get just the wrench for tightening the castle nut for around $7 if you don't want to buy the whole armor's tool.
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#6567563 - 12/01/16 03:54 PM Re: Tools needed to assemble an AR lower [Re: Road Dawg]
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Not required but a pivot pin tool sure makes life easier.
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#6567579 - 12/01/16 04:11 PM Re: Tools needed to assemble an AR lower [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Not required but a pivot pin tool sure makes life easier.


Or just buy a 1/4" clevis pin from lowes or home depot for like $2.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_4/362116_..._56K_death.html

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#6567727 - 12/01/16 06:00 PM Re: Tools needed to assemble an AR lower [Re: Road Dawg]
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A lower vice block is great to have as well.
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