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Old 04-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #21
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I understand I was just asking what type of materiel is mil-spec
Its what ever the military asks for that meets their specs . This could change every time they make a new spec when they have a rifle designed and built . There are many different mil spec parts out there based on what year they were built
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Well I got my BCG in from Tactical Toolbox today. It's an M-16 BCG. The gas key looks to be properly staked. I was a little disappointed because I thought the gas key and carrier were suppose to be chrome lined but apparently I didn't read the description well because it was not. Also I can't tell if the finish is Microslick or Cerakote black because this is my first one.

I took it apart and put CLR on the bolt, extractor, and firing pin. Now just waiting on the upper to come in. Man, my apartment is going to be pissed when they see that upper come in, if they even know what it is. I will probably have to explain to them that its not a firearm, just parts. haha

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Put a little lube om your gas rings too, what kimd of upper u going for?

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Put a little lube om your gas rings too, what kimd of upper u going for?
Ok question, my gas rings are like 4 really thin washers. Is that right? Is it suppose to be an O-ring?

My upper is a Palmetto State Armory PSA Premium M-4 16" 1:7" twist CL w/quad rail, carbine.
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The gas rings are three thin rings. No O ring there but may be one under the extractor. I remove it if installed.

Are you sure the gas key and carrier aren't chrome lined? They usually are.

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He's just saying a cheap charging handle won't stand up to extended hard use. A lot of folks like the BCM Gunfighter, I have two myself. High quality product.
I managed to eff up a "mil-spec" Colt charging handle up after just a few strokes because I torqued it. I popped the latch and bent it. Just because a particular part meets military specifications doesn't mean it's particularly well suited to do what it was designed to do. I learned two things from that experience:

First, you can't treat an AR charging handle like an AK charging handle.

Second, it's a silly spindly little part but you're not running an AR without one.

The BCM charging handles are a bit stiffer and more difficult to mess up, which is why I now use them.

Books could be written on things that met military specifications that were not particularly suitable for their intended function.
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Anyone have any experience with head down products? Their bcg is milspec just wondering on quality, 225 is a bit much for a BCM but buy once cry once

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The gas rings are three thin rings. No O ring there but may be one under the extractor. I remove it if installed.

Are you sure the gas key and carrier aren't chrome lined? They usually are.
Yeah I'm pretty sure it's not chrome lined. No shiny anywhere
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Here is my bcg that I was talking about.

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Hmmm, sure doesn't look chrome lined.

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