Put in my first parts on my AR lower!

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    Put in my first parts on my AR lower!

    I got my LPK yesterday and put in my mag release this morning! It was pretty easy. I don't have my punches yet, so this is the only step I can do for a little bit. I think I am hooked on AR builds now!




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    ...and so it begins :)

    Keep us posted on the build!
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    Nice. It's a surprisingly easy build, if you have the right tools. Keep us posted!
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    Nice, careful or you may get addicted to assembling AR's.
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    Make sure to apply a piece of tape on the side of the receiver when you install the bolt catch. Even with the proper punch, it's very easy to scratch the finish. I don't usually worry about it and it's obvious from the scratches on my ARs but if it will bother you it's easy to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Make sure to apply a piece of tape on the side of the receiver when you install the bolt catch. Even with the proper punch, it's very easy to scratch the finish. I don't usually worry about it and it's obvious from the scratches on my ARs but if it will bother you it's easy to avoid.
    - I did my first bolt catch very easily. Not a single scratch on the receiver. Unfortunately, I was so cocky that I scratched my next one really badly. So now I use tape.
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    Put in my first parts on my AR lower!

    Got my pivot pin in. It went waaaaay easier than I though! Got it on the first try and only used my leatherman's pliers and the pin.




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    Also, when installing the trigger guard, be sure to support the 'ears' with something when you hammer the roll pin in.

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    Got everything but the stock and takedown pin installed! I'll post a pic in a little while.


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    If you don't have punches you can use channel locks for the trigger guard and bolt catch.
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    Get the punches...not expensive and you will not goon anything up that way
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