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looking for a little schooling on building my 1st AR....

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by jmac3434, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. jmac3434

    jmac3434 SE portland Member

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    So i have decided to put together an AR from scratch, I do have firearm experience but this being my first ground up build I am looking to have someone check my work and able to kind of walk me through the rest of the process. I want to be completely sure this riffle is in safe working order before shooting it. Upper and lower are complete and the barrel/FF rail/ & gas assembly will be here in a few days. So anyone out there with a lot of AR building experience would like to help me out it would be much appreciated!

    here is how it sits as of now...

    DKJL;FAES.jpg
     
  2. nrc

    nrc Oregon Member

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  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    If you were in Eugene I'd help ya out. Hardest part of LPK's is the front takedown detent and bolt catch, but maybe that's just my fat fingers!!
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Brownells has a free multi part video on AR15 builds.. I am using it for my first solo build and it has been of great assistance. I used Download Helper in Mozilla to save it to my hard drive and I can now start and stop it any time, anywhere in the video, off line

    Buy some 100 MPH or Gorilla tape to mask off parts of your lower to protect the finish as you assemble
     
  5. jmac3434

    jmac3434 SE portland Member

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    as you can see in the pictures, the upper and lower are already assembled. I was looking for some check the head space and help install the barrel and FF tube since i do not have the tools for the and maybe take a peak at the rest of the gun to check my work.
     
  6. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    As long as the barrel came with the extension installed the headspace should be good to go. Very rarely is there headpsace problems unless you mess with the extension. Find some one with a good FF wrench and an action block and the rest is easy. Those are the only two specialty tools I needed to do my AR
     
  7. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    15th Prestige?

    LOL
     
  8. GUNNY

    GUNNY DAMASCUS OREGON Member

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    oregonbrass is gona be offering a full class on building Ar's from the ground up, shoot him a pm.

    gunny