View Full Version : An AR a day...

4V50 Gary
October 2, 2004, 11:57 AM
On Thursday, my buddy asked me to install a sling mount on his M-Forgery (AR-15 w/short 16" bbl & collasping stock). He also wanted the front swivel removed as it got in the way of his light/laser unit.

Loosened the nut holding the stock on and "sproing!" went the spring that provides tension for the take down. Couldn't find the spring. :o Continued removing the stock when a second missle was launched. :o This was the spring & plunger that retains the buffer in the stock. Boy, it's been at least four years since I've last worked on an AR and it shows. Thankfully there are spares on hand. I also noted that the original assembler (it was a kit) the stock didn't apply any grease and you could see some wear on the threads. Got it all back together.

Next step was to drill out the rivet that held the front swivel. Drilled it partially and then punched out the rivet. Done.

It's been a good morning. :)

Jamie Young
October 3, 2004, 01:11 PM
Atleast you didn't lose and eye. ;)

October 17, 2004, 01:02 PM
Welcome to the world of "AIR SOUABLE PARTS" or parts that vanish as soon as they are exposed to the air after being removed from the firearm. I used to have a VERY SMALL CLOSET set up for disassembly of SOME firearms that had just such parts. The whole room was painted white, especially the floor and had BOTH incandescent AND halogen lighting. I stopped LOSING parts after that.