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corcoraj2002
02-19-2012, 3:23 PM
So followed these you tube clips

Part 1.
iA_Vkb2UB1w

Part 2.
jq4KfUaVp8M

Went well, put one Knick on the receiver but had some touch up paint handy. Just need to get my left handed upper from stag arms and I'm good to go.

I'll post a pic when the upper is here.

Johnnyfres
02-19-2012, 4:36 PM
Congrats on the build so far. I like that tutorial the best for the lower build. I am also a lefty but I am going with a righty upper. I am used to shooting righty rifles.

corcoraj2002
02-19-2012, 4:48 PM
It's only $60 extra to get a lefty upper from stag arms, so going to go for it. Just waiting for it to be delivered.

jkgts1
02-19-2012, 5:59 PM
Sounds awsome man. There is no better feeling than building your own rifle......well maybe there is but that shall not be mentioned here, LOL.

Gnome
02-19-2012, 6:09 PM
So followed these you tube clips

Part 1.
iA_Vkb2UB1w

Part 2.
jq4KfUaVp8M

These two videos, combined with the lower parts kits guide from AR15.com are an excellent resource when putting together your lower. I am by no means a tinkerer or handy man, but with these two resources, I was able to assemble my two lowers.

Arkangel
02-19-2012, 6:24 PM
Congrats on the new build. Let us know how she shoots.

milotrain
02-19-2012, 6:55 PM
I'd recommend a different approach to the bolt catch roll pin. I lightly tapped mine into place then flipped the receiver on it's end (magwell down) and used a pin punch to set the roll pin all the way in. Very easy and much less chance of messing up the receiver.

Johnnyfres
02-19-2012, 8:16 PM
I have also heard that using a vise works well when putting in the bolt catch pin.


Also Brownells sells this flat punch http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=26484/Product/BOLT-CATCH-PIN-PUNCH

corcoraj2002
02-19-2012, 11:50 PM
I'd recommend a different approach to the bolt catch roll pin. I lightly tapped mine into place then flipped the receiver on it's end (magwell down) and used a pin punch to set the roll pin all the way in. Very easy and much less chance of messing up the receiver.

This is more or less what I did. The scratch was on the lug that holds the trigger gaurd roll pin. It was a stag arms LPK on a tactical machining lower and it was extremely tight.

Now hurry up stag arms and get me my upper lol ;)

NoFail
02-20-2012, 1:17 AM
That's great good job, man. I did my 1st lower too on Saturday the 18th. It turned out nice and I had a good time, I love this stuff. Except I didn't do the front & rear pins yet. I don't have the upper yet so I saved that step. Upper ships here this week, it should anyway...

jtkkz
02-20-2012, 10:01 AM
building my first lower soon, waiting for the 10 day period on my lower from FFL dealer

johnclark
02-20-2012, 12:55 PM
I have also heard that using a vise works well when putting in the bolt catch pin.


Also Brownells sells this flat punch http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=26484/Product/BOLT-CATCH-PIN-PUNCH

how much brownells selll it?


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Johnnyfres
02-20-2012, 1:06 PM
$15.99 for the specialty punch.

h0use
02-20-2012, 10:07 PM
congrats