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Old November 10, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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What do I stick in that hole? (AR-15 upper question)

I am new to rifles having only dealt with pistols and shotguns in my life. I just finished the lower on my AR project. Next, I ordered a stripped M4 upper because it was a very good deal and I want to build the entire rifle myself.

My only problem is I don't know what goes into the upper. Is it anything more than the forward assist assembly, bolt carrier group, charging handle and the ejection port cover assembly?

Thanks in advance.
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Old November 10, 2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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Other than the stuff associated with the barrel / gas tube, possibly sights, you've got it. It's a pretty basic piece of aluminum.
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Old November 10, 2010, 03:01 PM   #3
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What Skans said.

The barrel assembly is the hardest out of the whole process, so make sure you have all the right tools for the job:
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