Gas Tube Question

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Back40Bob, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Back40Bob

    Back40Bob New Member

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    I was working on my Bushy and had to remove the gas tube. My question is, what tool do you use to re-insert the tube, w/ the bend in the correct position and the pin holes in the site aligned so that i can put the pin back in.


    Should the gas tube slide in freely all the way? Mine takes a bit of "pushing" to get it into place.

    Thanks in advance!


    Bob
     
  2. hillmillenia

    hillmillenia New Member

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    With bolt carrier out, slide gas tube into upper receiver and then forward into front sight base...hole down. Line up cotter pin and install...good luck
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    while you have it out its a good time to run some pipe cleaners around inthe holes it sits in. knocks some of the crud loose makes it easier to re-insert
     
  4. Back40Bob

    Back40Bob New Member

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    What kind of tool do you suggest to grap hold of the tube in the upper chamer? I see that it will be nearly impossible to get hold of the tube in order to turn it for alignment. I have to be missing something because it can't be that hard to do.
     
  5. hillmillenia

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    Isn't that just how it is? it's never quite as easy as it should be...I don't know if there is a "tool" per se. At this point I'd get inventive and tape up some pliers so as to not damage the exterior of the gas tube and try to rotate it into position. Again, good luck and mabey someone else has some other options.

    Hill
     
  6. Back40Bob

    Back40Bob New Member

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    The solution to removing and installing the gas tube is actually quite simple.
    All i did was remove the hand guard! With no hand guard, the tube is accessable by hand!

    So easy but not so obvious.
     
  7. Highpower

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  8. hillmillenia

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    You did What! Oh God noooo...:eek:

    You know, in my zeal to help I didn't think to ask if the garage door was open...
     
  9. slowryde45

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    uhmm....it is also easier to load the bullets into the magazine, if the magazine is out of the gun :rolleyes:

    :p

    Sorry...I couldn't resist. But seriously you guys...if you are going to be working on any kind of firearm, do yourself, your family, and the rest of us a huge favorer. Buy a book, search online for tutorials, ask questions on the forum, whatever it takes....BEFORE...diving in and trying to do somethings you may have never done before or have little to no knowledge of.

    No, most firearms are not Rocket Science, to work on, maintain, use, but hopefully not abuse. BUT...if you do something that is INCORRECT in some areas of the firearm, you could possibly render it unstable to operate, which could lead to injury or worse. In the case of a gas tube, most likely it would have only stopped your AR from cycling to the next round. I've seen some folks out there who have installed triggers incorrectly, which could and in some cases DID lead to double firing to full-auto! NOT A GOOD THING!!!!

    So, take the time and LEARN about your toy BEFORE you go taking it apart and reassembling. Check out this link for some very educational videos:

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=11004/guntechdetail/How_to_Build_An_AR-15_Video

    or buy a book. This is one that I HIGHLY recommend:

    "The AR15 Complete Assembly Guide" by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee

    It's worth the time and few $$$'s for the book, VERSUS damaging your AR, or possibly hurting you or someone else.
     
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  10. slowryde45

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    Don't laugh...a guy at the gun counter at Walmart asked the clerk for bullets for his gun.

    When she asked what caliber, he replied "It's a Remington" :rolleyes:

    I was almost tempted to tell her to give him a box of .22LR, and tell him to pack as many as he could fit into the little hole - use a hammer if necessary to make sure it was FULLY loaded:p
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Unfortunately there are people that stupid who own firearms. They should not even own/operate motor vehicles with that much of a cranial deficiency. Make sure you place either the muzzle end or chamber end of that "Remington" near your junk when you use the hammer to pound the .22 LR's into place. We do not want you reproducing AT ALL, EVER!
     
  12. matt g

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    No ****, huh? One of the most dangerous things on the face of this earth is an operator that doesn't know their equipment. Hand guard removal is day one stuff.
     
  13. Highpower

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    Quoted for truth.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdsc-kr4EEA"]YouTube - FIddler: funny Safety Animation[/ame]
     
  14. slowryde45

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    Dunno what's going on with this post, no links show up for me :confused:

    Anyway to the OP, if you go to Brownell's site, they have FREE video tutorials on "How to build an AR15". Don't let the title fool you, because they have videos on just about anything and everything concerning your AR15, from maintenance, to loading, upgrading, assembling and disassembling, etc. I know, we as guys, don't like to admit that maybe we don't know as much about these things as we'd like to. But...better to be SAFE than sorry, especially when sorry could be COSTLY, in more ways than just the firearm.

    So, if you don't want to buy a book on it, at least check online, for the free tutorial videos, even YouTube has hundreds of videos on it. But, I would probably trust the guys on Brownell's first. You can also hit the interwebz for instructional links on anything about the AR and just about any other firearm. And of course, we've got a pretty knowledgeable base right here on this forum.

    There are no stupid questions, only stupid mistakes that could have possibly been avoided, by just asking.

    Now, I have to ask...how the heck did you REMOVE the gas tube, WITHOUT first removing the handguards? :confused:

    Or then again....maybe I don't want to know, the visual in my head is making me shudder :eek:
     
  15. JonM

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    drift out the gas tube pin and some handguards have enough play you can remove the tube staight through the upper receiver and out the ass end. or you can remove the pins holding the current gas block and it comes out the front with a little jiggling. its not the correct way but i guess it could work.