Commercial or mil-spec HELP

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by nate913, May 2, 2013.

  1. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    I think I have a commercial stock. It's the latest version of the carbon 15. I purchased a commercial magpul moe stock. It doesn't seam to want to fit. Fills like I might be able to force it. Any ideals.

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  2. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    If the buffer tube is flat on the end its mil spec if it is slanted its commercial
     

  3. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    From the pics u posted u have a mil spec buffer tube
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    not all commercial tubes are slanted most but not all. the only way to tell for sure is measure the diameter.

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  5. Squawk

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    How much did you pay for that rifle?
     
  6. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    I'm guessing its mil spec. Everyone says budhmaster use commercial but my commercial magpul stock will not fit
     
  7. nosaj

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    If it were a commercial stock and a mil-spec tube it would go on.....just be too loose

    Check inside the stock for any excess material or rough edges that may need to be filed down, the shove it on thre
    (assuming u understand how the orig came off.... :) )
     
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  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    The C15 uses a commercial diameter RE. Are you 100% positive you got a commercial diameter MOE? If it is did you get it on part way then it stuck? If so reread the instructions about pulling the tabs properly to get it on.
     
  9. nate913

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    Quentin, thanks man for the advise. Only problem is that I was giving the stock from a guy and it came with no box or instructions. Yes, it is scraping the edges right off the bat. So, I am not 100 % sure it's a commercial MOE stock.
     
  10. nate913

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    Here is a photo of how it's scrapping



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  11. nate913

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    Just a FYI, I emailed bushmaster last night. They emailed me back this morning and said that they do in fact use some mil spec buffer tubes now.
     
  12. Quentin

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    Probably not on your C15 I bet. Playing the odds it looks like the MOE is milspec and your RE is commercial diameter. Your original stock is commercial so measure its internal diameter vs. the MOE. Or just get the right size MOE, you could take your old stock and MOE to a LGS and have them get you the right MOE.
     
  13. nate913

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    I hear you man, I think that you right. I have been sanding down the stock and almost have it ready to fit.
     
  14. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    That sucker's gonna fit tighter than ...



    a CTR! :D
     
  15. nate913

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    Trade the mil spec for a commercial. Fits like a glove!!