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Old 09-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #11
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a new spring and pin. I see where your talking about now. Do the tube just screw in more. Sorry I'm a ar newbie.
You're talkin' to the right guy...Tikki has forgotten more about that platform than most of us will ever know...


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Old 09-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #12
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Ok I took my lower back off. If I grab the grip with on hand and I can wiggle the stock with the other.


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Old 09-26-2013, 11:43 PM   #13
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Ok I'm learning here. I just loosed the lock nut with my hand. I'm sure it suppose to be tighter than that.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:37 AM   #14
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The the lock nut (castle nut) SHOULD NOT BE LOOSE. It should be tightened down holding the end plate tight against the reciever where the indentation on the rear of the receiver prevents it from turning.

First insert the retainer and spring into the the lower reciever (the hole in the picture above). Use your finger to hold it into place as your twist the buffer tube until it goes over the top of the retainer pin (but not past the nipple in the middle).

Then make sure the detent and spring for your rear takedown pin is in place (it goes in a hole in the rear of the receiver) and slide the endplate down the buffer tube to it pushed the spring into the hole and fits into the indentation on the back of the reciever.

Then hand tighten the castle nut as tight as possible. Finish it off with stock wrench. You really should stake the nut in place. But if you are like me and like to change stuff around or are just a little lazy, make some marks with a sharpie indexing the position of the castle nut to the end plate. Check it periodically, like when you lube ur bcg, or at the start of a shoot or when you take it down for clean.

You don't need another retainer or spring, but if Bushy's already sending you one, it never hurts to have spare. Becareful tho, that little retainer might just grown into a new ALLOY AR15 someday....
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BTW I'm guessing that the reason the retainer got out is because the buffer tube backed out when the castle nut got loose.

My cousin had the same problem with his brand new Stag. Almost ended the day. It was a real pain trying to even get that upper off his lower.

In the end....STAKE YOUR NUTS BOYZ.
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In the end....STAKE YOUR NUTS BOYZ.
I'll apply your advice to guns and nothing more.
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I'll apply your advice to guns and nothing more.
lmao. I got it all ready for the new parts. Thanks for all the help and info.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #19
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Just got the parts in the mail from bushmaster. Got it back up and running. Thanks for all the help.


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