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Factory brass ammo - LC headstamp
I didn't want to get caught up in the parts decisions that go into it. I told the 'smith' "build it as you would build your own".
ETA - will inspect the tube interface - thx!
It was totally dry when I got it so
The Smith said he test fired it. Would one clean it DRY afterwards before giving to the customer?
I would think not but, possibly?
Any Gunsmith worth his salt should have test-fired it for function/tuning before placing it back in your hands... Just Saying.
And I don't mean 1 lousy round...
Ammo ain't cheap... but He is!
Not sure. - will be sure to ask. - thx!Also, are the bolt and the barrel from the same manufacturer?
That, I did not try. But, i guess i could try that mag in there here at home to see if it makes it feels different. thx!Did you try a different magazine? The one you were having problems with may have been sitting too high.
I have a couple of different uppers that don't like certain mags of mine. I have painters tape on the side of some of them with sharpie "300 only. or Not for 300" etc.That, I did not try. But, i guess i could try that mag in there here at home to see if it makes it feels different. thx!
Actually, this is the first time that mag has been used.
Yep. Was really hoping it just worked as he noted.Rest easy Davey. You'll get this all sorted out, and learn a lot along the way. Good Times!
yes - already left him a message.I would contact the gunsmith I’m sure you paid good money for a completely built upper.
I. Thought you paid someone to build the upper. How would it then be stock? Confused.Not really following you but; a 20" stock Colt rifle from day one. Flattop short barrel upper on the original lower now.
Did he try it with your lower or one of his? If it was one of his, it probably was a standard AR lower with the small front pivot pin. You said your lower was the old Colt A2 with the large take down pivot pin hole and a cam pin for the front pivot. I would check the interface between the upper and the buffer tube. I have one of those old A2 lowers and using the cam pin to get them to work with a new small pin uppers can take a bit of fiddling.Yep - he said he did. He said is shoots very nice.
I didn't have the same experience.
So this is now an sbr on an a2 stock with rifle buffer? I'm assuming this is now a carbine or mid length gas system now. You need aNot really following you but; a 20" stock Colt rifle from day one. Flattop short barrel upper on the original lower now.