Top Rail Screw Bushing Broke Free *PICS*
At the suggestion of a couple members on here I decided to loc-tite the three screws on the top rail that sits on the upper receiver.
In doing so and being curious I completely removed the rail to see how it was all put together.
When I was putting everything back together the bushing type female part that the screw goes into broke free from its hole in the receiver and now it just free spins in the hole and I can't tighten the rail down on top of the receiver.
I also noticed that a small hexagon washer popped off from inside that really looked like it was never more than either painted on or loc-tight'ed on.
Needless to say I can't get the washer back in place now.
The rail sits almost where is should but I can flex it by hand just a little bit downward to where it truly should sit and the screw is no longer flush with the rail.
I think it might be functional...it just looks like crap.
In the above two pics you can see the underside of the receiver where the holes are drilled. You can also see where the little washer is supposed to be.
The screw where it is currently sitting.