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Mossyoakman3006 02-28-2011 12:41 AM

Staking gas key Oly arms??
So my oly K16 didnt come with the gas key staked just wonder since im kinda new to the AR world would it be worth staking the gas key or leaving it unstaked?

mjkeat 02-28-2011 01:52 AM

Stake it.

Give me a sec and Ill post a good article. Not exactly sure where it is but Ive recently read one.

Why you should stake:

How to stake:

Or: r%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DPDGCommTemplates/FullNav/SearchResult.html

One good point made was to make sure your fasteners are properly torqued prior to staking.

Mossyoakman3006 02-28-2011 02:32 AM

So would it be worth me buying the tools and doing it myself or taking it to a gunsmith and letting him do

Mossyoakman3006 02-28-2011 02:47 AM

Looks like it gonna cost me about $120 to do the job properly dont know if I feel confident enough to do the job with a punch or chisel so probably get a MOACKS and guess im gonna need a way to check the torque like one of those fat wrenches, hate to spend the money on somethin im probably only gonna use once or twice thanks for the advice

Gatekeeper 02-28-2011 03:33 AM

Just a thought, but if it was going to cost me $120 to stake the Oly carrier key, I think I just upgrade to a new carrier/bolt assembly from BCM and drop it in.
BCM Bolt Carrier Group MPI Auto M16---$139.95

russ 02-28-2011 03:43 AM

Post a picture of what you've got. Staking a gas key shouldn't be something you need a 'smith for. Hell, send it to me with return postage and I'll do it for you.

mjkeat 02-28-2011 05:35 AM

For $42 you can buy a carrier then just add your bolt.

Then you'd have a spare carrier. A complete BCG from BCM would be nice though.

Mossyoakman3006 02-28-2011 09:54 AM

Guess I lied my stock key is staked but just barely, might get that BCM just so I dont have to worry about it looks like that thing would out live the rifle thanks for the help

russ 03-01-2011 06:00 AM

Seriously, you cover the ride here and back, I'll do it for you. I'm an engineer at an aerospace manufacturing company, quality control is my area of expertise. I have all the necessary tools at my disposal. Heck, I can even MPI (magnetic particle inspection) test it for you.

Quentin 03-01-2011 02:18 PM

Very generous offer Russ!

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