I accidentally ordered the wrong length gas tube the other day and I was wondering if it would be possible to cut it down a little bit and if it was safe to do so.
It's really not a complicated platform. If it's brand new, there shouldn't be any issues.Thanks a bunch. I wasn't sure so I wanted to bounce it off someone else before I tried it.
I will.It's really not a complicated platform. If it's brand new, there shouldn't be any issues.
If you had one that had a ton of use and you swapped it from one gun to another, you might have a cycling issue. *shrug*
It's pretty much just a medium to send gas thru. As long as the gas pressure getting through is the same as the spec level for what your spring and seals are rated for, you will be fine.
I would be more concered if you were changing from a long barrel front sight gas block, to a short barrel, mid length and wanted to ad hoc a gas tube.
I don't think you will have a problem.
Good luck and post your results for the next guy who is interested.
I was planning on cutting the other end off.Do you have a way of accurately drilling new holes in the center of the tube?
(Gas port & tube retaining pin.)
Just my opinion but why go through all the trouble and effort...they cost $15...order the correct one and see if anyone here wants to buy the one you have now.I accidentally ordered the wrong length gas tube the other day and I was wondering if it would be possible to cut it down a little bit and if it was safe to do so.
I was thinking the same thing and also wondering if cutting it off on the upper reciever end would mess up the alignment because of the bend in the gastube.That's what I was afraid of. You'll be cutting off the mushroomed end that seals inside the gas key. But you might get lucky and not have any cycling issues.