2020-10-19 (M) 80PercentArRifle

Yesterday, I messed up the wall right above the trigger, and I blame that on the manufacturer's instructions. Today, I blame the mistake on myself. I started following some online instructions not published by the manufacturer of my parts, but they are a useful guide. In the generic guide, I saw where the bolt release lever is held in place with a roll pin, so I jammed the plug into the hole and used pliers, but I should have followed the instruction by my receiver manufacturer, which requires that I install a set screw and a thin rod instead.

 Since I jammed the roll pin in with a lot of force, I couldn't remove it, even with pliers. I had to heat the slug with a soldering iron and soften the plastic before the metal came out of the composite receiver.

Heating the block release pin

I moved forward with the instructions, and it was time to place the trigger and hammer assemblies, but the cavity was too narrow. I was relieved that too much plastic was the problem, instead of thing plastic, because I can take it out easier than I can put it back.

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date. First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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