Magazine catch

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Tenderribbs, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    Does the pin that holds the magazine catch drive forward towards the muzzle or towards the stock ? Can't see well enough to tell
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    To install, I drive toward the muzzle. I would drive toward the stock to remove. I purchased an AR tool kit from Brownells when I built my first lower, it included a punch with a flat side made specifically to remove the bolt catch. BROWNELLS - BOLT CATCH PIN PUNCH

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just a word of warning if you're gonna scuff up your lower doing anything, this is it.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Mag catch or bolt catch? Mag catch is threaded. Bolt catch is pinned.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Exactly....
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Duct tape is your friend and may buy you one skitter...
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah one. Tape is not the best option though. I prefer to use a wood shim. You can have the worst hand eye coordination in the world and you aren't going to mar your lower through that. Works great when teaching people how to build.