Armorers Wrench ---- 1st Build Project

Building a rifle based on the AR-15 hardware?

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Postby Charlie-2-6 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:34 am

Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:... Speaking of shirts. Anyone interested in a real nice New Large EO Tech shirt in trade for any thing Gun related in 4 xl? :twisted:


Hey hombre, check your PM.
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Postby Whisper_44 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:43 am

C-2-6 Nice to see that we aren't the only ones using an AS-400 system ;)

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Postby Charlie-2-6 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:42 am

I just knew that by posting that pic, some 'puterguy would reply :wink:
With proper dataretrieval tools & software the AS400 rocks. We've got our own IT department (15 head strong) to take care of all the necessary programming etc. Still it has it shortcomings for financial reporting.
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Postby John A. » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:37 pm

Charlie-2-6 wrote:You're saying that they can forbid you to wear an OA hat or for that matter any firearm related hat ?


Yes, we have issued hats and are considered part of our uniform. We can opt to not wear a hat at our discretion, but if we wear a hat, it has to be the one they issue us while on the clock.

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Postby Globemaster » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:09 am

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Postby Globemaster » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:50 pm

The upper assembly is on is way back :D Dteck square it up! I’ll try to finish the build project later on next week.
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:37 pm

Build update and Completion:
To start with, I received the upper-assembly in yesterday mail from Dtech, he squared the FWD face of the upper at the point where the barrel flange meets the upper-assembly, here is a good close-up picture of the milling.
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Note: I sent Dtech the upper and the parts kit at his request he said he’d install the kit for me while he had the upper at his shop (he thought it was a flat top upper) he soon found out it was an A2, he called me before mailing it back to me and told me that he’d not built many of them as most of his builds are flat-tops, he did run into a little difficulty and had to make a call to Rattler for some assistance with some little part, I’m not sure which one, here’s a picture of the assembled upper ready to have the barrel installed.
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I did not take any picture of the next few processes; i.e. installing the barrel and applying torque to the retainer nut; we lined up a barrel nut grove to allow the gas tube to line up with the upper and installed the gas tube, it simply sides into the upper and the other end mounts to the sight tower and is retained with a pin. Next came the aluminum lined Oly standard M4 handguards, they went on rather easily, I like the shorter and noticeably smaller feel to these handguards compared to the FIRSH rails on my K3B, there really was not to much to do after that, other than installing the bolt carrier and charging handle. I did choose to install the JP muzzle break, just to hear to go boom loud.
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Postby USMC » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:01 pm

That thing looks cool!
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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:28 am

Sweet!!!!!!!
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Postby John A. » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:15 pm

Congrats on the build GN. It does look good doesn't it. And it will go boom. I feel sorry for your range neighbor. :twisted:

Now that you've built your own lightsaber, you're entitled to all rights and priveleges of being a Jedi Knight. :r2:

I wanna know all about it when you get to take her out.
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Postby Globemaster » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:11 pm

USMC wrote:That thing looks cool!


Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote: Sweet!!!!!!!


John A. wrote:Congrats on the build GM. It does look good doesn't it. And it will go boom. I feel sorry for your range neighbor. :twisted:
Now that you've built your own lightsaber, you're entitled to all rights and priveleges of being a Jedi Knight. :r2:
I wanna know all about it when you get to take her out.


I’d like to thanks to everyone for your help, suggestions and ideas as all of these have proven to be an invaluable tool and resource. I really did have a good time building this Rifle as it was my (First Build) I also learned a great deal about the rifle from the experience. Thanks everyone :)


Special Thanks to:
Rattler for the A2 Buttstock
Dtech for the side work, kit installation.
JohnA for the JP Muzzle Brake
Cyclic240B for all the AR parts, that was really a great deal
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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:33 pm

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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:34 pm

Let us know how she shoots...
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Postby Cyclic240B » Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:19 pm

Globemaster wrote:
I’d like to thanks to everyone for your help, suggestions and ideas as all of these have proven to be an invaluable tool and resource. I really did have a good time building this Rifle as it was my (First Build) I also learned a great deal about the rifle from the experience. Thanks everyone :)[/size][/color]

Special Thanks to:
Rattler for the A2 Buttstock
Dtech for the side work, kit installation.
JohnA for the JP Muzzle Brake
Cyclic240B for all the AR parts, that was really a great deal


Glad to see you got it together Sir! :)
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Postby Globemaster » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:38 pm

I got a chance to field test and fire the rifle that I built over the past week as I was on a vacation in the central-eastern portion of Washington State. The rifle functioned flawlessly; I will say this about the JP muzzle break it was fun to shoot but it is very loud, as I fired the rifle you can feel the force of the gases bounce back at you after each shot, and of course I wore my ear-plugs, I only got to shoot the rifle a total of twenty rounds as the rifle range in the forest was closed do to the dry conditions in the area, there was a large fire burning up in the tri-pod and spur-peak area north east of a town called Winthrop, so I drove the river bottom to shoot the rifle in a river bank.
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Postby John A. » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:20 pm

Other than being loud, do you feel the JP brake reduced recoil?

Was accuracy affected?
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Postby Globemaster » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:36 pm

John A. wrote:Other than being loud, do you feel the JP brake reduced recoil?

Was accuracy affected?


Yes, the muzzle flip was next to nothing and I was able to hold the rifle in one hand and fire a round and follow up with the next on target, I did that a few times to hit the dirt bank in the same location.
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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:48 pm

What I would like to know is how one gets that JP comp indexed. I would like to have one added to my Wilson barreled AR but I keep thinking it will end up being vertical instead of horizontal or some such thing! :D It sure looks sweet to GM.
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:16 am

Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:What I would like to know is how one gets that JP comp indexed. I would like to have one added to my Wilson barreled AR but I keep thinking it will end up being vertical instead of horizontal or some such thing! :D It sure looks sweet to GM.


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When I installed the JP/MB, I only needed to go another 90 degrees more to get it horizontal and tight after threading it on the barrel, I used a 12in. long piece of solid aluminum rod to tighten the muzzle-break, I just past the rod through the chamber and rotated it until it lined up and looked good when the rifle was held up and sighted. I currently have a Phantom FH on the rifle, as I took the rifle to the public range last weekend, and did not want to cause the Rangemaster any grief.


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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:33 am

Thanks for the info GM. Are you worried about wear on the rifle or comp removing it and reinstalling it multiple times?
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:55 am

Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:Thanks for the info GM. Are you worried about wear on the rifle or comp removing it and reinstalling it multiple times?


No, not to worried about it really? should I be? for my intended shooting use it should not be a issue. (let me know if I’m over looking something)
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Postby Gun_Nut_2k1 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:38 pm

No clue really as I have little experience with Comps but I was just thinking on then off then on then off with out a crush washer might cause a problem in the long run. Let me know if you would? I want one anyways but they are expensive I have found. I can almost buy a complete lower for some of the prices I have seen.
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Postby Globemaster » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:49 pm

Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:No clue really as I have little experience with Comps but I was just thinking on then off then on then off with out a crush washer might cause a problem in the long run. Let me know if you would? I want one anyways but they are expensive I have found. I can almost buy a complete lower for some of the prices I have seen.


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ETA: there is a crush washer installed between the JP and the barrel just like the one used with a FH.
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Postby Globemaster » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:29 pm

Well I finally found some free-time to zero the iron sights on the AR that I built a few months ago. I have taken that carbine to the range a couple of times in the past, but have only shot it using a carry-handle mounted scope. I was really pleased to see that the rifle did so well, I shot the RH 3 rounds and moved 5 clicks to the Left, I shot 3 more rounds and again adjusted 5 more click to the left, I was holding an inch under the silhouette on the first 6 rounds and on the last three rounds I held the front post directly on the bottom of the silhouette to produce this group at 50 yards :D Yeah I know, (50 yards is not 25-meters but in my book that’s close enough) for Pumpkins
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Postby Globemaster » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:22 pm

well … not much has changed with this unit, other than the color of the furniture and the addition of a CTR buttstock, and a muzzel-brake; other than that it’s the same carbine that I built a little over two years ago …

this is what the carbine looks like today … and it’s still my favorite :D

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