DD lpk, this isn't right

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by TankTop, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So I got my DD lpk awhile ago and decided I may as well put it together today when I noticed this...



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    It's the detent spring, does anyone think it's still usable or should I contact DD and have it replaced?
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    In an emergency you could get it to work but I'd get a new one installed as soon as you can. DD should mail you one quick.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    It should work fine. I've seen some folks put a small kink in them to keep them from launching out if the hole. Once it's in there it will function fine.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    It will work, but why risk it? DD is a quality company, if you show them the same pictures, I would be knocked-dead-shocked if they didn't make things right.

    JD
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Yes as others said, u still can use it for an emergency. Or just call DD for a replacement. Attach a pic when u email them. Who knows they'll send you another whole LPK? :)
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is it an optical delusion or is the pistol grip melted?
     
  7. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Okay, so I couldn't wait any longer, used the bent detent spring on the front takedown pin. My first build, went together pretty easy using all the wrong tools. I did have a set of punches and a finishing hammer. Used sticky notes so I wouldn't scratch the reciever. For a vise I used a mag and my knees... Won't let me upload pics right now, I will later.
     

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  8. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Lol, it said I couldn't upload but there are the pictures.
     
  9. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice first build goin, can't wait to see how the rest comes together!

    Love the Noveske roll mark :)
     
  10. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks, I plan to get the Noveske basic light recce upper, I can always add free float rails later. I like the idea of irons to start with, just want a solid high quality foundation.
     
  11. tacticalfun

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    Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I knew it! I should have said don't use it on the front pivot pin! :D

    It's a lot easier to replace the rear one
     
  13. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Seems like Noveske fever going on.. including me :) nice lower!!
     
  14. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the forewarning :-\
     
  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Sorry I thought it was obvious. Give it a little thought, which pin/spring is easier to replace?

    Anyway, does the pivot pin stay in? Solid? If so, you should be ok as Doc said.
     
  16. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seems pretty solid, I guess I'll really know when I get an upper to try it out on. My best guess is that will be around February :-\
     
  17. csaw44

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    as long as you have resistance holding the take down pin in place you should be good to go.
     
  18. X-mark

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    I have this upper leftover from when Noveske was still using the previous version of the BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle. Factory new Noveske (BUIS not included)! I can give a pretty good deal on this upper...sub $800!

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    Email me at sales@rogtac.com for the coupon code.
     
  19. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hold on, let me ask my wife...

    Crap, I think she is growing horns :'(

    Unfortunately I'm on a budget, have to wait for taxes.
     
  20. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No really, if you could hide it for me I'd love you!