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A2 FSB - Drilling for Taper Pins - Help!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by 142, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    Hi guys,

    Being new to the AR world I didn't realize the involvement in mounting an A2 style front sight base. I ordered the barrel and sight... And was surprised to see that the sight isn't drilled for the pins. Since then I have learned (do your home work first!) that front sight posts need to be matched to the same barrel that they'll be installed on. During installation the gun smith will mount, drill and taper the sight and barrel together to guarantee a perfect match. My dilemma is I can't find any body locally who does it. Revelation Arms in Aloha isn't set up for this procedure nor is Curt at Discount Shooters Supply in Milwaukee. Rev. Arms recommended ADCO as have several other people I have talked to. They want $130 to install their A2 sight on your barrel or $90 to install your FSB on your Barrel. I'd prefer not to ship my barrel/FSB out of state plus pay $90 minimum for this job. If anyone knows a shop locally who can do this I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

    Tim
     
  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    There's a guy who works for Rob Heller, at Tactical Ammunition . com, Jason, who could probably do that. They are out in St. Helens.

    He is a very talented gun smith, and an AR whiz.
     
  3. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    Good job on not using Rodger at Revelation. He probably would have welded it on.

    Badly.

    H
     
  4. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    Thanks for the help guys -

    Garg - I gave Tactical Ammunition two calls and an email based on your recommendation. I still haven't heard a word from them 6 days later. I ended buying a clamp on style FSB from Discount Shooters Supply ("Curt's") and I am actually pretty happy with it. Very low profile clamps and it still has a sling mount if I want to use it. I don't foresee slipping issues with the help of a little high temp lock tight.
     
  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Quality clamp on and set screw will work when mounted right, pinned is obviously better. I'd check with Weapon outfitters and see what their pricing is.
     
  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    That's a great deal compared to what I found alternatively. I'll throw that in my bookmark's for future reference. Thanks -
     
  8. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Yep i have them bookmarked! Inittially found them looking for flash hider pinning