AR Build Tools

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by spectra, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. spectra

    spectra
    The Couve
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    Ok school me on what is needed to assemble an AR. I am looking into putting a few together and would like to get a list going of what I need. I am doing a .308 first. I have watched many videos but figure I would get more info from a group rather than just a few sources.

    Thanks:thumbup:
     
  2. Skang

    Skang
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    brownells.com
     
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  3. BANE

    BANE
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    +1 Brownells ...
    Upper reciever clamp, barrel nut multi tool. Head space gauges. You may need some drill fixtures. Files and a nice set of brass/ steel punch/ roll pin set.
     
  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky
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    Do you plan on doing both the upper and the lower, or just the lower?

    You don't really need much to build the lower only. Only a couple of punches, small hammer, and a wrench to tighten the castle nut.

    Here's a good lower building guide: New and Improved Guide to Building a Lower - AR15.COM

    You'll need a bit more to build the upper, which I haven't done.

    There are more guides here: Build It Yourself - AR15.COM that should get you the information to build the upper.
     
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