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Old 01-26-2009, 8:02 PM
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Unhappy LMT UPDATE. I just broke my new LMT lower. Somebody help me or shoot me...

I broke it trying to remove the trigger guard pin. All my other lower pins came out easily, but the LMT one have some kind of unremovable pin that I didn't realize. A few hits with a pin punch and the tears started flowing. What will make the tears stop? Somebody know who can fix it? Please help!!!!!




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That sucks!

Your picture doesn't work...
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Since that is not a load area, JB weld should do just fine.
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Ouch. I have no idea what you could do to fix it, or if it can even be fixed.

Next time, put a little oil on the roll pin and keep it supported.
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His picture works and it still sucks.

Now, did you really need to take it off?
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His picture works and it still sucks.

Now, did you really need to take it off?
Well it works now!
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Ouch Not much you can do other than maybe run a magpul maid grip with the built in trigger guard and epoxy the broken piece on for looks.

Maybe find someone who can weld but 7075 is not an alloy that welds well.
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Might be time for a MIAD...
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Shat! Ima watch out for that. Wow. Were you using a 16 penny nail or phillips screwdriver?
I would JB weld that bad boy. No problem at all.
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JB Weld.. if your carefull you will never know it happened.

TIP:Use the 24 hour stuff not the 1 hour stuff. That will give you more time for clean up.
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Super glue!

Yeah MIAD is your only option..
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You should support that area (I use a block of wood) while tapping in/out the roll pin.. Just for future reference.
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JB weld that and use a sharpie. Won't be the pretiest oll, but still works.
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Tough break, man!

You can have that piece TIG welded back on. I wouldn't bother with JB Weld because it'll just break again eventually. You will have to re-anodize your lower if you want it to look the same again though.
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Thanks guys for the speedy help. I think I'll try some JB weld. The pin that was installed in the trigger guard was solid. I couldn't drill it out for my life. I think Lmt uses secret forged steel harvested from alien spacecrafts.
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Ah damn your in NorCal.. If you were her in SoCal I'll give you some JBweld.. I have a bunch..
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Dude,

LMT can fix it. Get ahold of them, send it back and get it done right. If it can't be fixed, they will scrap it, and send you another lower with your serial number.
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Tough break, man!

You can have that piece TIG welded back on. I wouldn't bother with JB Weld because it'll just break again eventually. You will have to re-anodize your lower if you want it to look the same again though.
Hmm...if I wasn't a pioneer of 101 jb weld uses I might go for this. Have you had problems with the stuff? I usually sand and clean everything with carb cleaner, let sit for an hour or so and then use the 24hr JB for excellent results. I'm sure a welder is better but if you grow up Po as dirt like I did this was the only chance of keeping your junk going.

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I would do what Ryno says send it back for repair.
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LMT can fix it. Get ahold of them, send it back and get it done right. If it can't be fixed, they will scrap it, and send you another lower with your serial number.
This does sound like the best idea. I swear to god there wasn't a normal roll pin in there.
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Hmm...if I wasn't a pioneer of 101 jb weld uses I might go for this. Have you had problems with the stuff? I usually sand and clean everything with carb cleaner, let sit for an hour or so and then use the 24hr JB for excellent results. I'm sure a welder is better but if you grow up Po as dirt like I did this was the only chance of keeping your junk going.
Agreed, the JB Welded part will be as strong or stronger than the original if done right. But definately try to send it back to get it done right if at all possible.
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Wow, I feel your pain, kinda

sorry to see that, that realllyyyy blows
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Head down, shoulders slumped, I deserve all the criticism you guys can throw at me. I almost didn't want to post this out of embarrassment, but the thought of not knowing what to do is punishment in it's own right.
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If you call LMT about this, you are going to really need to kiss a lot of butt. They might or might not take it in. I was talking to one of their sales guys and he was saying guys do this all the time and he usually recommends using a MIAD and you can hardly notice.

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Chris at BSP was just telling me this happened to one of his customers. I never realized how important reinforcing that area with a wood block actually is.
And the way most use the block you would think it wouldnt work.
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call them and maybe you can send that one in and get another with the same serial # and maybe they'll show you some love?
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I saw this done once and to fix it they used JB weld but they drilled a little hole into the lower and the broken ear and placed a piece of steel between them for added strength. Probably not really necessary that is what was done.
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Jb weld is by no means a good fix in my book.. and no where near as strong as the original metal.. Take it to someone and have it tigged and re shaped.. Jbseems to be a lot of people favorite here but I think it is junk JB weld IS how you fix it when you dont want to fix it right
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Hmm...if I wasn't a pioneer of 101 jb weld uses I might go for this. Have you had problems with the stuff? I usually sand and clean everything with carb cleaner, let sit for an hour or so and then use the 24hr JB for excellent results. I'm sure a welder is better but if you grow up Po as dirt like I did this was the only chance of keeping your junk going.

+1 JK Supply for best advice.
I think JB weld will certainly hold the two parts together well, but in order to get a really strong "weld" you have to glob a lot of the stuff on. If he wants it to also look good, ie not covered with a giant blob of JB Weld, he's better off welding it.

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magpul miad FTW!!!!!!!
Yep.
That's the solution.
Magpul Miad and a little black silicone to fill in the gap.
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