The above link contains instructions for the assembly of the lower of an AR-15. I used those instructions to build my AR. It is actually quite easy to do.
If all you want to do is replace the stock, it will be no problem at all. Just read over the instructions to see what goes where, and you will be able to do it.
Essentially, it will just screw off, you just have to be careful of some springs and pins that it keeps in place when it is screwed in. According to the directions, I guess there is an actual wrench used to screw it in, I am sure you could find something that will work for it.
August 15, 2004, 01:46 PM
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch!
August 15, 2004, 01:52 PM
No problem! :)
August 15, 2004, 02:22 PM
Excellent i was just getting ready to ask myself i want to change mine once the ban ends also
August 15, 2004, 03:04 PM
Changing out the stock is a five minute job, easily accomplished by anyone.
IMO, you need the wrench (for the collapsable stock) (the regular fixed stock is just a matter of removing one screw). You will have a hard time getting it off or getting it tight, without it. Yeah, it is possible to do. Before I got the wrench, I used a brass punch and a brass hammer to get it loose and to tighten it up, but the wrench makes it very simple.
I am sure that if the ban sunsets, you can find other people who want to use your wrench.
When you remove the stock, do it slowly so you don't loose that spring and/or the pin that is located on the bottom right side as you are looking from the stock end. If it comes out, just put it back in, first the pin - pointy end first and then the spring. Make sure you don't kink the spring when putting it all back together.
August 15, 2004, 03:49 PM
I'll also add that the standard telestock wrench doesn't give you a lot of purchase to tighten the stock; buy one of the aftermarket telestock wrenchs that have a longer lever to pull with and usually include other AR tools on the wrench (barrel wrench, etc.) It is worth the extra $10-15. I also suggest some blue loctite on the threads when installing the buffer extension.
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