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Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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Good idea.... I'll do that.

Glad you made it back from the mud.

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I hope you didn't dry fire much, Pat. A couple times shouldn't matter but repeated hits will damage the receiver and bolt catch. I'd get a good light and inspect that area closely.
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I was thinking about using the following if I have to replace the lower:

http://www.americanspiritarms.com/lower-receivers/asa-m4-ar-15-95-percent-lower-receiver/

Know anything about THESE guys?

Be nice to have a 95% , if the SHTF. I think.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Here's the picture of the hammer block and that part of the lower. I don't SEE any damage. Of course, that doesn't mean there's not any.

Also, I do have a buffer tube parts kit and stock on the way. Well, at least... I ordered it.

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I don't see any damage either, you may have dodged a bullet.

Go my son and sin no more!

The 95% lower is interesting but we might have a quibble whether it's really that far completed. Nice though that the magwell, receiver extension threads and many other cuts and holes are done. The hardest parts are done, you just need to finish the firing group area.
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... I do have a buffer tube parts kit and stock on the way. Well, at least... I ordered it.

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Did you happen to get the one Tikki posted in the Deals thread? Great deal!
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I didn't get a deal! I had to buy the stock and the buffer tube kits separately.

It came to about $69... they're selling out of so much stock really fast. With the "Christmas rush". ... and the rush to buy arms before you can't (as some people seem to think!)
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Just waiting for delivery. I ordered the buffer tube kit and stock from PSA about 2 weeks ago. They must be getting slammed. So far, everything I've gotten from PSA has gone together very well. So, I believe they are worth the wait.

They shipped the package this week. UPS says it will be here Monday pm.

I ordered an H2 buffer from Bravo Company. They shipped it the same day; as in today.

getting impatient. I'm SO close!

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It really hurts to be so close yet still not be able to fire the rifle. Got any friends who have a complete lower? Guess you can hold off till Monday.

I think H2 was a good move since you have a 16" with carbine length gas.
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Well, I got my package from PSA! My butt stock and the buffer tube.

Still waiting for the H2 buffer.... I might try to shoot it tomorrow at the range. Maybe one round at a time.
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I think next I'll fiddle with this one some, and then start building an upper from scratch.
If I can purchase the parts.

Thanks again to Quentin for his advice and encouragement.

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