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AR Essential spare parts list?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Doc In UPlace, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting together a small "survival kit" for my AR rifle.

    What are the parts you'd suggest to keep on hand which are the likely ones to wear out, break and get lost?

    Thanks!
    DocB :thumbup:
     
  2. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    get a spare BCG for starters.
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    extractor spring (Green), extractor, extractor spring insert (Black), gas rings, firing pin, firing pin retainer pin, hammer & trigger pins, hammer assembly (w/springs), disconnector spring, action spring
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Rog, thanks gentlemen. What about all this I read in the technical manual to not swap bolt carriers between rifles? Is this a military issue and not re: new parts?
     
  5. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    i couldnt see why it would be a problem. but wichaka knows more then me, i like having extra BCG instead of having a bag full of parts.
     
  6. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen much problems with BC's. Just make sure you get a FA model, that has the shroud over the firing pin, so the hammer isn't running on it.

    For as much as the average person shoots their AR, I wouldn't get too concerned over getting a ton of parts.

    Make sure the AR you have, has the above BC, properly staked gas key, with the bolts torqued. HD Green extractor spring, with black insert.
    Do not do the O-ring or donut thing under the extractor. use the proper spring and insert, and all will go well. You should have a H buffer installed, and than above parts mentioned, and you'll be good to go.
     
  7. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Shopping time.. thx again Steve ... My bank account hates you!

    What do you think about Ti firing pins?? Adding that to the list..
    -Jon
     
  8. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    titanium firing pins? i think everybody agrees that they are a gimmick. also the combination of a heavy spring and a light firing pin could result in misfires and/or blanked primers.
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    ....uh.....there's no firing pin spring in an AR.

    Ti fp's, yep a gimmick........kinda like accu-wedges.
     
  10. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    copy pasted from a 1911 forum :D thought it might be relavent somehow.
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    PS my AR is the Colt 6920. I think you know that one. :)