The rear of my AR reciever is bent can a gunsmith bend it back into place? My sling came off the other day when I went shooting and fell on butt stock.
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March 19, 2009, 12:13 AM
post a pic showing the damage!
March 19, 2009, 12:19 AM
Sorry don't have carera at the present, the best I can describe it is there buffer tube screws in at there it is bent a little, I noticed it because there were some white flakes around that area.
March 19, 2009, 12:54 AM
the end plate? it's a $4 part- http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/M4-Receiver-End-Plate-p/receiver%20end%20plate.htm
March 19, 2009, 07:50 AM
If the Receiver Extension (Buffer tube) is bent you can replace it fairly easily yourself for about $50. I can't Imaging the lower itself bending. I have seen a couple actually break over the years but there's not much "bend" in 'em.
March 19, 2009, 10:11 PM
If the reciever is bent, trying to bend it back will break it. I have never seen one bent, broken, yes. I would not shoot it, as it will probably break anyway. Take it to a gunsmith. A new lower should be less than $200 installed, and if you can find one at a gunshow, a stripped lower should be less.