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Old 01-31-2012, 04:44 AM   #41
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Good vise
Sturdy bench
Nylon/brass hammer
Good barrel wrench
Upper receiver block
Front sight bench block
Gunsmithing screwdriver set

Done 5 AR builds with just this stuff.

Yeah, we all said we'd just do one build.............at the start.

You can split the cost of the better specific tools with buds or just buy them all yourself and charge microbrews to rent them.

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:23 PM   #42
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You can split the cost of the better specific tools with buds or just buy them all yourself and charge microbrews to rent them.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:24 PM   #43
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We all say were only gonna do just one build , Wake up your lieing to yourself , It wont ever happen one turns into two , two turns into three, you get my point .
Hell just a month ago I was looking at my first AR trying to figure out what I wanted and I knew nothing about them , Now working on building a third already . WTH !!!

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What would the measurement of a AR .223 magazine be? Just the section that fits into the lower.

I know they are cruved. I'm just wondering the dimensions to make a AR magazine sized block of wood instead of buying a lower receiver bench block.

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About 2-3/8 x 7/8" not counting the a full length guide along one 7/8" side (which you wouldn't need). And maybe 5" long. You might just look for a junker magazine to use instead. Or if you have Sportman's Warehouse nearby look for one of their $3.99 20rd Thermolds or add one to an online order.

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What is a good degeaser that one might have around the garage?

I think i'm going to accent the black lower with coyote brown parts so I need to degease them b4 painting.

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What is a good degeaser that one might have around the garage?

I think i'm going to accent the black lower with coyote brown parts so I need to degease them b4 painting.

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Brake cleaner on the metal then wipe it down with straight acetone, not the fingernail remover stuff either that has some oils in it
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Non-chlorinated brake cleaner works just fine

If some of you are torquing your muzzle device with the receiver in a block, you somehow avoided a common problem - over torquing the barrel alignment pin.

To the OP - somewhere in there should be something to hold the barrel in the vice to install said muzzle device

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To the OP - somewhere in there should be something to hold the barrel in the vice to install said muzzle device
Yeah the vise, lower receiver vise block & the upper receiver vise block/holder I figured as non-negotiable.

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