AR15 Recce Build - P1 - Upper


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Sylvan-Forge
February 23, 2008, 05:21 PM
Figure I'd post this for anyone who likes to see a project from start to finish.
I hope to not have much lag between updates, though I'm still debating on what components for the lower and getting loot together.

I'll include pictures along the way, though I'll wait until the THR servers are all finished up. Here's a general outline for now.
Feel free to discuss, ask questions, throw tomatoes, etc. :D



Here's what I've got spec'd for the upper:

Barrel: Pac-Nor 16" medium contour, polygonal bore, 5.56 chamber, extended feed ramps.

Receiver: CMT mil-spec with extended feed ramps.

Muzzle device(s): Smith Enterprises G6-A2 Vortex.

Gas system: Mid-length, direct impengement, Vltor low-profile gas block.

Handguard: LaRue 10".

Iron sights: (BUIS) Troy battlesights.

Bolt carrier group: LMT enhanced.

Charging handle: PRI M84 Gas Buster.


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Sylvan-Forge
February 27, 2008, 07:34 PM
Here's the Noveske 16" barrel group including a MP tested bolt:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73914&d=1204153402


CMT flat-top upper receiver:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73917&d=1204154105


Smith Enterprises G6-A2 Vortex flash eliminator:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73921&d=1204154815


LaRue Tactical 10" handguard shown with Tactical Beverage Entry Tool:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73923&d=1204155934


Troy Industries (Noveske marked) Battle Sights:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73925&d=1204156571

Sylvan-Forge
February 27, 2008, 11:18 PM
LMT Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group:



PRI Gas Buster charging handle:

Cesiumsponge
February 27, 2008, 11:42 PM
Let me know how the polygonal rifled Noveske barrel shoots. I'm very interested. Usually I only see pistol barrels with the polygonal rifling.

Sylvan-Forge
February 27, 2008, 11:51 PM
Will do, Cesiumsponge.
I'm curious too.

Sylvan-Forge
March 4, 2008, 08:45 PM
The brown truck of happiness just showed up and brought me some tools, courtesy of Brownells:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74179&d=1204676719

On the left is the DPMS multi-tool.
At the top is a Starrett 565 pin punch set.

In the middle, left to right:
Sporting Conversions plastic pushtool (for take-down and pivot pins),
Sinclair cleaning link (keeps the upper in place for cleaning),
Brownells Colt 5.56/.223 field headspace gauge (for checking headspace after assembly),
Brownells 5.56 dummy rounds (for checking function after assembly),
Brownells Bolt Ejector tool (for ease of bolt assembly/disassembly).

At the bottom is the DPMS upper receiver block (for barrel installation and upper parts installation).

Sylvan-Forge
March 4, 2008, 08:58 PM
LMT Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74180&d=1204678311


PRI Gas Buster charging handle:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74181&d=1204678339

Cesiumsponge
March 4, 2008, 09:30 PM
This is getting exciting! You even got Starrett brand punches!

Wes Janson
March 4, 2008, 10:27 PM
I want a Tactical Beverage Entry Tool, too.

Sylvan-Forge
March 15, 2008, 10:22 PM
:p

Waiting on the real hardware to show up, so for now ..

S'more goodies to 'show off':
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74680&d=1205629980
Top to bottom: Sinclair cleaning cradle, lug recess tool, rod guide and solvent port, action brush, carrier key brush, chamber brush, small rod stop and azoom snap caps.


I know the cleaning stuff is not exactly germane to upper building, but I believe it is important to clean all the components thoroughly before assembly and testing.

Sylvan-Forge
March 15, 2008, 10:42 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74682&d=1205631398
Quake Splatter Box,
Sinclair vise block, safety block, bench block, and Dewey muzzle guide.

Sylvan-Forge
March 15, 2008, 11:04 PM
Almost forgot ..

PRI's barrel nut wrench:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=74684&d=1205632954

Sylvan-Forge
April 6, 2008, 03:53 PM
Goodies for the upper came in friday :)
Everything except for the LMT BCG :(

In order to install the Larue free-float handguard, the gas block that was pre-installed on the Noveske barrel needs to be removed to allow the handguard nut, barrel nut, PRI wrench, and spacer to get to the chamber end of the barrel.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75901&d=1207506723
Secured in the vise with rifle and pistol bench blocks and some Duck brand Easy Liner - for lining your silverware drawer. Happens to be good for opening stubborn jars too.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75902&d=1207507303
Drive out the pin.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75904&d=1207507573
Unscrew the locking screw.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75905&d=1207507780
A little bit of lube will help in reducing any scratching of the barrel while sliding off the gas block.


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Sylvan-Forge
April 6, 2008, 03:54 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75906&d=1207508264
Success!


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75907&d=1207508413
Note the notch in the barrel for the gas block pin.


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Sylvan-Forge
April 6, 2008, 04:13 PM
Current thoughts regarding some of the stuff I got, that won't likely be used..


Takedown tool: I can push the both pins with my finger. Might be helpul for tight fitting receivers.

Bronze action and chamber brushes: Noveske only recommends a chamber mop and I hear tell that bronze against anodized aluminum may not be the best thing. For now, it's going to be cotton or wool mops for both. Time will tell.

Muzzle guide: Might be good in a pinch, but not really needed if already using a bore guide and cleaning from the chamber.


More to follow when the BCG comes home.


Good fun :D

SpeedAKL
April 6, 2008, 04:38 PM
Impressive, keep it coming as you move along!

Sylvan-Forge
April 6, 2008, 08:24 PM
Thank you, SpeedAKL :) will do.

Part 2 (Lower) is up for any interested, http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=353936


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Cesiumsponge
April 10, 2008, 09:29 PM
Bronze action and chamber brushes: Noveske only recommends a chamber mop and I hear tell that bronze against anodized aluminum may not be the best thing. For now, it's going to be cotton or wool mops for both. Time will tell.

Technically nothing wrong with bronze in the chamber because the chamber is actually a steel insert that is pressed into the aluminum upper itself. Of course, depending on alloy, bronze can wear out an aluminum surface pretty quick so if you're careless, you can abrade off the anodizing from surrounding surfaces inside the upper.

I rarely need to scrub my AR chamber. Those star shaped felt chamber mops seem to be plenty good when you spin them around and use good solvent.

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 06:49 AM
Aye, Cesiumsponge, I can see using the bronze chamber brush if it gets really filthy. I'll likely never use the bronze 'receiver' brush though.

Got the BCG in. It's not the enhanced, just the standard.. for anyone waiting on the enhanced BCGs, LMT is supposedly shipping them July 31.

Here's more build:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76189&d=1207908841
Shown in the order installed.
From left to right is the spacer, barrel nut, handguard nut, and keeper.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76190&d=1207908929
Apply some anti-sieze compound to the threads.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76191&d=1207909146
And suddenly it just disappears :eek: :D
Place the keeper against the upper receiver.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76192&d=1207909175
Slide the handguard nut so it rests on the barrel threads.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76193&d=1207909211
Hand tighten the barrel nut.

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 08:30 AM
Set the spacer aside (fits into the Larue handguard, shown later),
and prepare to torque-set the barrel ...

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76194&d=1207911249
Torque the barrel nut to 30 ft-lbs.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76195&d=1207911319
Loosen it up. Tighten and loosen two more times.
One more, this time to 35 ft-lbs.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76196&d=1207911615
Break out the "Eyeball Mark VII" and take a look ..
If your lucky, it will look to be aligned, if not, tighten until the nearest hole lines up, but don't loosen to get aligned, only tighten. If things just don't seem right, just start over .. loosen it up and tighten again to 35 ft-lbs.
I hear tell folks have gone up to 90 ft-lbs to get it aligned..

I wouldn't recommend going very high if using the plastic DPMS upper receiver block (claw) like I'm using, I probably ended up at around 50 ft-lbs and I could feel it start to bend. The clam-shell style block with insert would be best for high torque.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76197&d=1207911856
When it looks close, use a gas-tube or (brownells) gas-tube alignment gauge to check..
It looks straight.
But is it really?
Find out in the next episode .. :cool:


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BsChoy
April 11, 2008, 08:57 AM
Awesome post buddy!! My dept is sending me to Colt armorer's school for AR's later this month so I can't wait to get one done on my own!

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 09:42 AM
Thanks, BsChoy! Awesome deal .. going to Colt, that'll be cool!

If your interested .. The books I read up for this build are:
"The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide" by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee - got this from brownells.

Also, Army/Air Force technical manual - got this from midway (Army TM 9-1005-319-23&P)
(Air Force TO 11 W3-5-5-42)

:) Have fun at Colt!


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Build continued..

One way to test alignment is to place a straight piece of gas-tube or an alignment tool into the carrier key and then slide the carrier assembly into the receiver to see if it will pass through everything it needs to, without undue binding. For better feel, I wanted to remove the bolt from the carrier..

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76198&d=1207915076
The firing pin retainer .. looks like a cotter pin, but it's straight .. no bent legs.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76199&d=1207915100
Slides right out.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76200&d=1207915122
Point the bolt to the sky and the firing pin drops out.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76201&d=1207915146
The cam pin in it's normal orientation.
(Warning- never fire without the cam pin in place! You will asplode!)


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76202&d=1207915165
The cam pin rotated 90 degrees for removal.


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jason10mm
April 11, 2008, 10:19 AM
Heh heh, I've done this with the exception of fitting the barrel.

Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS is why "building your own" is NOT cheaper than store bought! Loading your build with the EXACT top-shelf parts you choose will always cost more than what the big builders use :)

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 10:21 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76207&d=1207919155
Pulls right out.
Note the hole in the cam pin .. this is for the firing pin.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76208&d=1207919178
Ready to pull out the bolt assembly.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76209&d=1207919202
Out it comes. Set the bolt assembly aside.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76210&d=1207919219
A few twists inside the carrier key with the brush.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76211&d=1207919240
Slide the brownells alignment tool in about 3/4" .. I tried both ends of both tools to find the best fit.



To be continued ..

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 10:25 AM
Indeed, jason10mm .. not cheap 'tall.
Raman noodles anyone? :p

I'm glad to have done it (so far), what for the learning, nifty tools and all..

I just hope it shoots well ..

RugerOldArmy
April 11, 2008, 10:26 AM
*tag*

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 12:43 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76214&d=1207927540
Carrier and key assembly into the upper. Brownells gauge is inside the carrier key.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76215&d=1207927560
Almost .. just needs to be tightened a scotch.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76216&d=1207927583
A scotch did it. Cool.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76217&d=1207927609
Larue spacer. Don't forget it needs to be on before the gas block is pinned ..
I almost forgot .. luckily, no pins had to be removed.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76218&d=1207927676
Gas block was placed on the barrel and eyeballed for pin alignment.
Gas-tube shown pushed in an extra bit, then 'rotated' widdershins to line up with the gas block gas-tube port.

Sold original doorknob to buy gas-tube. Replaced with cheaper "tactical" doorknob :o


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Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 01:28 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76225&d=1207930650
Eyeballed.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76226&d=1207930689
Temporarily (no loctite) snugged up for tests.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76227&d=1207930714
Captured gas tube.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76228&d=1207930741
Off the block.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76229&d=1207930769
Charging handle clears with no drag.
Carrier and key assembly clears with no drag.
Shown is the whole shebang .. BCG and charging handle, together pass the test.
Yeah!

Chipperman
April 11, 2008, 01:38 PM
Well done, Sir! :cool:

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 01:55 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76231&d=1207932027
Driving in the gas block retaining pin .. gas block wanted to spin on the barrel axis, so I had to tighten the set screw a bit more. Once the pin got started in far enough, the block centered itself. Not shown, but I tested the BCG and charge handle (again) for gas-tube clearence :p


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76232&d=1207932076
After satisfying my paranoia, I dripped o drop of blue loctite and snugged the set screw down.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76233&d=1207932105
Bip, bip. bip.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76234&d=1207932128
Tap, tap, tap.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76235&d=1207932149
Bling, bling, bling :D


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Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 01:56 PM
Chipperman, thank you, sir. :)

Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 02:24 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76237&d=1207933155
Larue free float ready to install. Note the locating pins.
Once this opening is past the gas block, you can press the spacer onto the pins .. if you need to get the spacer off the pins (fairly tight fit), a bent paperclip works great.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76238&d=1207933201
Docking.
(Spacer installed inside of handguard, does not show in picture.)


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76239&d=1207933235
Twisting the handguard toward me while tightening the handguard nut.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76240&d=1207933257
Craftsman 1/2" strap wrench (Sears item# 00945533000)


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76241&d=1207933282
'Tis straight!


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Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 02:50 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76242&d=1207935246
For the keeper lock-screws, the instructions say 25-30 in-lbs .. since I don't have a in-lb torque wrench, I'd estimate it was like picking up a half-gallon jug of water with tip of the index finger.
(Used blue loctite on screws)


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76243&d=1207935262
Final lab test .. Colt field gauge.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76244&d=1207935281
Into the chamber it goes.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76245&d=1207935308
Pushed the rear of the BCG until the extractor popped over the case rim.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76246&d=1207935348
This is as far as it would go .. test passed :D


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Sylvan-Forge
April 11, 2008, 02:58 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76252&d=1207936352
The completed upper and my favorite cleaning rag :p

Final specs:
The changes from the original specs are the standard F/A BCG rather than the enhanced and I went with the hK style front sight without noveske markings.


I'll get a pic or two up of the complete rig soon..

If there is interest, I'll post a range-report.


Good fun! :D
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Bartholomew Roberts
April 11, 2008, 09:35 PM
Great post Sylvan Forge - thanks for taking the time to share everything with us. Those Starret punches are top notch - you have to work really hard to break them (but it is possible :))

I am going to put this in the Reading Library so it doesn't get lost.

Sylvan-Forge
April 12, 2008, 04:26 AM
Thank you for the kind words Mr. Roberts. It's an honor to have this included in the library.

Before the Starretts were added to the toolbox, I had a haphazard collection of rather poor quality punches and half-broken punches .. I just couldn't bring myself to use any of them on this build.

Did I mention the Brownells roll-pin punches are pretty handy? I only needed to use two so far but they worked just fine.

Sylvan-Forge
April 12, 2008, 09:19 AM
Here's a few pics:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76298&d=1208001817

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76299&d=1208001846

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76300&d=1208001883

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76301&d=1208002283

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76302&d=1208002320

Sylvan-Forge
April 12, 2008, 09:28 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76303&d=1208002993

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76304&d=1208003047

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76305&d=1208003099

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76306&d=1208003124

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76307&d=1208003133

FlyinBryan
April 12, 2008, 01:48 PM
nice build thread.

i enjoyed it very much.

excellent photography and illustration.

this makes me want to do something technical so im going to go set up a progressive 5 stage loader press with case and bullet feeders, powder drop system, factory seat and crimp dies, and a quick change shell plate.

and its all your fault >:-)

Sylvan-Forge
April 14, 2008, 05:10 AM
Thank you, FlyinBryan.

Well wishes setting up your new system.

:D

Bartholomew Roberts
April 14, 2008, 09:36 PM
Part 2 continues here:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=353936

Thanks again for sharing this with us Sylvan-Forge.

Sylvan-Forge
April 15, 2008, 12:16 PM
My pleasure, Mr. Roberts :)



Following is some of the prep performed before the live-fire test..

76519
Various brushes (mostly pistol type) used to clean the insides of the carrier.

76520
Carrier key brushing.

76521
Carrier in ATF to soak for awhile.

76522
Pushing out the extractor pin.

76523
Bolt and bolt parts into ATF to soak.



While the BCG parts were soaking, I did a cursory cleaning on the upper ..
mopped out the receiver, cleaned the locking lugs, mopped the chamber, brushed out the bore, and finished with a couple patches down the bore wet with ATF.


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Sylvan-Forge
April 15, 2008, 12:21 PM
76525
Wiped down the carrier and bolt to remove excess ATF.

76526
Reinstalling extractor pin.

76527
Bolt going back into the carrier .. extractor orients to the right.

76528
Pipe cleaner to swab the key followed by one drop of ATF.

76529
Applying ATF to carrier/receiver contact points.
Cam pin shown in its proper orientation.


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Sylvan-Forge
April 15, 2008, 12:24 PM
76530
One drop of ATF in each hole.

76531
Just in case there is contact with the buffer retainer.

76532
ATF on rear of carrier where it contacts the buffer.

76533
Lube points focus.

76534
Lube points focus II.



Reinstalled the BCG and worked the bolt several times, did some dry firing, checked all the mags for function..

One pull through with the bore-snake and I'm
ready to go get some ammo and shoot this thing! :D


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Daniel_Junglist
April 18, 2008, 07:34 AM
so... did you shoot it?

Schleprok62
April 18, 2008, 10:19 AM
Range report!!!!!




:D

dewage83
April 18, 2008, 10:51 AM
heck yea i wanna know the range report and like has been said a couple of times thank you for sharing. especially in the quick and informational way. hope to see more of your threads

Sylvan-Forge
April 20, 2008, 03:39 PM
:D Thanks for the kind words and interest ..

Shoot? I did!

All went well .. average group size at 50 yards with BUIS was grapefruit-sized .. had to hold low, as shots were hitting 10-13" high and I didn't have a front sight tool (since rectified - thanks Brownells) ..
No failures except for me loading 21 rounds in a 20 rd mag causing a first round feed jam, Doh!

Ammunition tested:
Winchester 5.56mm 55gr. FMJ Q3131 - 20rds
Federal 5.56mm 55gr. MCBT XM193 - 20rds
Remington UMC .223 Rem 45gr. JHP L223R7 - 20rds
American Eagle 5.56mm 64gr. Tracer XM856 - 20rds
Remington UMC .223 Rem 50gr. JHP L223R8B - 40rds

Going to go soon and test some more and make sure the irons are zeroed.

I'll do something a bit more comprehensive once I get some optics and a bipod and/or rest.


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Sylvan-Forge
April 20, 2008, 04:05 PM
Some thoughts and notes:

I didn't like the sopmod stock, my skinny self and the generous butt pad width = discomfort .. I could get a nice cheek weld though.
Going to sell it and try something else.

Switched my "modified" BattleGrip out for an unmodified one .. much better.
Bright idea+Dremel tool = $30 lost :rolleyes:

Need optics! Nightforce 1-4x looks good .. Maybe a Trijicon Accupoint .. depends on the money available.

Need a sling! Vickers 2 point or something more traditional ..

A 24" rod is too short for use with the rod-guide and solvent port ..
Got a 30" and returned the 24".

Interesting and rather pretty sounding ringing note w/sustain after firing .. emitting from buffer tube area .. or maybe I'm just crazy :p

Got some Magpul rail covers and ladders .. scratching my head on the covers, wondering how much gorilla I'll need to bring forth to install 'em ..
Ladders went on easy and look cool.

The 1st 1/2" or so of the mini Maglite's head fits perfectly into the back of the upper receiver (with BCG removed) for inspection lighting..



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DMK
April 20, 2008, 10:57 PM
Dude, you are seriously anal! :D

I don't even have half the tools you have. Just a receiver block, multi-tool, a few punches and an Army TSM I printed from a PDF file. ARs get cleaned with an old toothbrush, a .22 jag and brass brush on a Dewey rod, just the same as my 22LR rifles. Any fluids that drip into the action, get wiped out with a rag (probably a dirty one).

When I build my new ARs, I put a few drops of CLP on the bolt and carrier then a few weeks later, I go shoot them just like that, mostly with surplus XM193 or Guat. ammo.

Nice thread, though. Although I've never had a single problem with my ARs, I'm sure your way is better than mine.


Edited to add: If this comes across as sarcasm, it's not. I'm just contrasting my nonchalant method with a very meticulous one.

Sylvan-Forge
April 20, 2008, 11:58 PM
Hehe :D

With all the futzing I do with mine, yours will probably last twice as long!

DougW
April 21, 2008, 03:10 PM
First off, your bench is too tidy and organized. Your tools are way too nice and clean. AND, your rifle looks too dang good! Gonna have to keep an eye on you!:scrutiny:

BTW, the pics of you tightening the delta nut, what is that wrench thingy you were using?:D:neener:

Sylvan-Forge
April 22, 2008, 02:01 AM
Thanks DougW .. shucks .. :)

In which pic?
The handguard nut? Used a craftsman strap wrench.
For the barrel nut, a PRI wrench with 3/8" torque wrench or 1/2" breaker bar ..
or do you mean my hands? lol .. those are 73 series, mark IIIs with the honkyneverseenthesun finish and black hair option :p

Kind of Blued
April 22, 2008, 02:16 AM
I can't handle this!!!

GO ROLL AROUND IN THE MUD WITH IT AND SLING SOME LEAD!

:D Seriously. :D

Sylvan-Forge
April 22, 2008, 05:33 PM
Sounds fun! :D

Mud tests are pending!

Rather, foreign particulate-matter tests, ahem :cool:

:p

Dirtypacman
April 22, 2008, 05:51 PM
Great thread and posts... quite a project.

Results look fantastic - very impressive.

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