Yeah, the tool, whether bought or built, is the best way. It's an angry octopus otherwise.
January 21, 2008, 08:52 AM
Ah, thanks. I had browser issues the first time and it wasn't showing the hyperlinks Gator posted.
W.E.G.- Ouch. I can totally sympathise with ya man, my jeans are trashed now too.
January 21, 2008, 11:30 AM
How do I get the bloody spring back in the tube thinger in the buttstock??
You must have an L1A1, guvner. ;)
January 21, 2008, 11:32 AM
If you dont have the correct tool a pistol cleaning rod will work. You just have to push real hard for the threads to enguage at first.
January 21, 2008, 01:48 PM
I have built a few FAL's, I had the same problem on the first one, then I got the buttstock tool. On the first one I ended up using a long philips screwdriver to hold the springs in place and then just push the cap into the tube and screw in a couple of turns with your fingers,then you can remove the philips and tighten with a regular slotted driver. make sure you get a couple of turns on the cap or you will get a face full of springs again.
January 21, 2008, 02:33 PM
ALWAYS wear safety glasses! they are dirt cheap and if you really cant afford one I can give you one for free, just pay the two bucks shipping (I got a bunch from CDNN as giveaways). I personally know a guy who had to go to the hospital because he was a moron and managed to scar his eyeball putting a shotgun back together.
January 21, 2008, 09:27 PM
Just wait til i post a pic of the stain on our living room cealing...
January 21, 2008, 10:20 PM
An AK's cleaning rod works famously for this purpose. If you can guide it in with that, push REALLY hard, and get the threads started, it's cake from there.
I used a small screwdriver in the groove in the side to help get it started.
January 21, 2008, 11:49 PM
Thats what I use too.....AK rod.
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