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Old 02-17-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Anyone have trouble pushing in the front take down pin on their AR to put it back together after disassembling the upper and lower? I'm not sure if it's because it's new, I've put a drop of oil on the take down pin detent but it wasn't much help. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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I've never had any problems with any of mine. Is it just the front take down pin?
If so,you can always take it apart,and cut a couple coils off the detent pin spring,That should solve the problem.
You could also replace the pins with the quick release type.

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I've never had any problems with any of mine. Is it just the front take down pin?
If so,you can always take it apart,and cut a couple coils off the detent pin spring,That should solve the problem.
You could also replace the pins with the quick release type.
Yea for some reason it's just the front pin. Is it difficult to take apart? And if I mess up (cut too many coils) what's the worst that can happen? What's a good brand quick release type? Thanks for the reply
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Best I've found is the Yankee Hill Machine - EZ Pull Takedown Pin Set.

Yankee Hill Machine - MidwayUSA

Yankee Hill Machine - Rainier Arms

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If you cut to many coils it will not latch in place in or out

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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Have you tried the lower on a different upper receiver?

Reason I ask is because I have one upper receiver (A POF) that the holes don't align quite right with any of my lower receivers. If you look inside the front takedown pin hole with just the rear pin pushed in you can see the holes are just slightly out of line with each other. I just ended up matching that upper up with the lower it works best on. I should probably try to fix it at some point though.

So it might not be the pin or the detent causing your problem, it could be a hole alignment issue.

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