Ha! I'm having that exact same issue right now. Been searching posts on it before I posted a new thread. I think the devil himself welded it on there. I'm going to put away the tools and call a priest!
America has fought wars across the globe, because we kept our firearms while others let dictators take theirs...
strap wrench...lots of torque, won't mar or damage finish...
"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington
Are these RRA and Bushmaster? Likely suspects anyway.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek