Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
tsutton, Atl89, Gettnbirdy, PunchDrunk-Casting, Ben2014
61425 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80260
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44011
BOBO the Clown 41730
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36184
txshntr 34179
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31063
facebook
Forum Stats
61425 Members
46 Forums
421310 Topics
5817048 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6709597 - 03/19/17 08:05 PM out of spec?
Matt Hejl Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/17/11
Posts: 315
the most current AR15 that I built would not take the entire spring and detent for the front take down pin. I could not push the spring and detent down enough to get the pin started in the hole. The spring would compress all the way and bottom out and I am 100% positive I had the right detent and spring. I ended cutting off about 1/8" of the spring off and it worked perfectly fine.

Is it just the spring and detent hole not drilled to spec for depth?

It all works perfectly fine now, was just curious what you guys though.

Top
#6709767 - 03/20/17 12:07 AM Re: out of spec? [Re: Matt Hejl]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9294
Loc: Chambers County
May have had some grit or dirt in it. An 8th is quite a bit to have to take off though. You sure you didn't drop a detent in there on accident?
_________________________

Top
#6710153 - 03/20/17 12:20 PM Re: out of spec? [Re: Matt Hejl]
HankePanky Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 100
Loc: Houston, Texas
My bet is that before you got the lower, someone jammed the detent pin in before the spring and it's now stuck there. That would be about the right size for the amount of spring you had to cut off.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide