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AR15 Build Help?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by akeefer, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. akeefer

    akeefer Canby, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I have a dumb question. This is my first build and it has been going great till now. I am stuck with a low profile gas block with a non-free floated barrel. I attached the barrel and torqued as stated, but the gas tube does not coincide with the holes in the low profile gas block. Not only that, but I don't have a roll pin to even pin it in place. All I got was the gas block, tube and round washer-like thing that I'm not 100% sure on. Please don't laugh. =(

    Anyway, here's the pics:
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    As you can see, the hole that looks to be for a pin doesn't like up with the tube... Anyway, I'm not 100% what to do, so I thought I'd ask here. I've searched all over trying to figure it out and I just can't.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If the gas tube will not line up with the block when it is in the receiver, the gas block is off spec. If the tubes pin hole does not march up to the hole in the block for the roll pin, it is again off spec.

    Sounds like a cheap gas block. You may want to invest in something a little higher quality. Not all gas blocks are made equally.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah looks like you got a chinese lame production run.
    Either take it back or just trash it.
    I've actually never seen that before.
    If your in or around portland go to curt's shooter supply.
    They pretty much have a store of AR parts better than most websites. I've been buying all my ar parts there and prices just as good as online which is unheard of.
    Their guys are reall knowledgeable and helpful.

    I'mdoing my first full AR build now too! Good luck
     
  4. akeefer

    akeefer Canby, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's where I got it. :-(
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Dang take it back i'm sure they would swap it out. Even without a receipt.
    If not, i want to know. Stores should stand by there product they sell..