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acheron800
07-22-2008, 11:32 AM
I took my buffer tube because it was loose and this is what im left with...any help would be appreciated! I see the retainer, does the spring go under that? Also where does the little spring go?

Thanks!

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GenLee
07-22-2008, 11:34 AM
http://www.calguns.net/OLL/assembly.html

AngelDecoys
07-22-2008, 11:35 AM
See Step #6
http://www.calguns.net/OLL/assembly.html

ETA: Beat me to it ;)

Heavy_Grinder
07-22-2008, 11:37 AM
is that a pistol build you have there?????

CleverName
07-22-2008, 11:37 AM
You're missing the detent for the rear takedown pin retainer.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782

This guide helped me put together my OLL. Skip towards the bottom of the assembly (I think 2nd) post.

viras
07-22-2008, 11:45 AM
If you need live help, I'm in the SD area (SDSU College Area).

acheron800
07-22-2008, 12:06 PM
http://www.calguns.net/OLL/assembly.html

Thanks guys, I have never seen that tutorial before, I was trying to follow the AR15 one, but with no luck...

Thanks again!

philthy209
07-22-2008, 12:24 PM
is that a pistol build you have there?????

A noob and a pistol build.

:popcorn:

GenLee
07-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Ok I'll bite, The thin spring (Detent spring) is for the rear takedown pin. It goes in the little hole at the rear of your lower, Don't forget to put a detent pin in before the spring. The fatter spring you are holding, goes in the hole of similar size, in the threads, the buffer retainer goes on top of said spring to retain the buffer tube, tighten your buffer tube down till it just stops this pin from comming out..

I am in Lakeside, If your close I can help you with this.

Army
07-22-2008, 12:37 PM
Novice removal of the buffer tube, invariably results in the destruction of the detent spring....no, it should not have that little bend in it. You need a new one.

Most likely, the detent itself is still inside the receiver.

The buffer retainer is held in place by the buffer tube...which is why you found it flying across the room when you unscrewed the tube.

Don't forget to re-stake the retainer ring when you torque it all back together, or you'll just have to do it again.