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Fixed takedown spring

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ligito, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    I saw an article about threading the lower and putting an allen set screw in, to hold a shortened takedown spring in the lower, so it doesn't escape, while changing stocks.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    done all the time you will need a 4-40 tap,handle, set screw. quick and easy, solves potential problems.
     
  3. Fumes

    Fumes Wa. Active Member

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    Yeah I did it with my first build, worked great, just have to take your time with the tap and do a tiny amount at a time because the last thing you want to do is leave some of the tap in the hole.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have done it to most of mine. Not really a big deal unless you pull your stock off often though.

    Remember you will need to cut down your spring too.
     
  5. wsu 5.9er

    wsu 5.9er Spanaway WA Member

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    My Surplus Ammo and Aero Precision lowers have all come already threaded for it. :thumbup:
     
  6. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks-I'll do it, then.