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Old 09-30-2018, 04:34 PM
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It does fit as is, itís tight, but it does fit. I was a bit worried it might chew up the receiver.

Hereís a pic of the rifle loosely assembled. I say loosely because I need to shim the gas cylinder (gas cylinder lock stoped at 12 oíclock) and I donít have castle but pliers so the flash hider is finger tight. I love this rifle!

https://i.imgur.com/cJcgFIy.jpg
Since it fits I would leave it. I believe it was peened to tighten the trigger group. Here is a pic of mine before filing and how tight it was and not fully seating......https://postimg.cc/YGqFFtXb

Looks like your rifle is coming together nicely......congrats!
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:36 PM
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Since it fits I would leave it. I believe it was peened to tighten the trigger group. Here is a pic of mine before filing and how tight it was and not fully seating......https://postimg.cc/YGqFFtXb

Looks like your rifle is coming together nicely......congrats!
Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the bolt stop pin!
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:43 PM
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Thank you!

One other thing, my op rod guide has some slight Side to side play. I read elsewhere this is ok, but can be secured in place for enhanced accuracy. Not sure I will go through that trouble, but the play does bother me a bit for some reason.
Should not have any great effect. Some USGIs had plenty of play.
What you can do, when the time is right, is knurl the barrel, if you wish, to tighten up the area. Some even use loctite but I don't see where it is necessary.
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:45 PM
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Should not have any great effect. Some USGIs had plenty of play.
What you can do, when the time is right, is knurl the barrel, if you wish, to tighten up the area. Some even use loctite but I don't see where it is necessary.
Good to hear!
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:57 PM
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My kit is all put together with Bula parts. Only addition is the Hawks kit. Took it out Friday for function testing with my son and his BM59 and they both shot great!

http://imgur.com/Ia7yZ4h


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Old 09-30-2018, 05:02 PM
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My kit is all put together with Bula parts. Only addition is the Hawks kit. Took it out Friday for function testing with my son and his BM59 and they both shot great!

http://imgur.com/Ia7yZ4h


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Looking good!
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:43 PM
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Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the bolt stop pin!
I realize this thread is a little old but I wanted to comment on the bolt stop pin. I have only built a couple but I found it easier to chuck the pin in a drill and reduce the od by a few thou with a file. The last 3/16 or so was untouched as it was in the drill chuck. Much easier to assemble and less chance of damaging the receiver.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:16 PM
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I realize this thread is a little old but I wanted to comment on the bolt stop pin. I have only built a couple but I found it easier to chuck the pin in a drill and reduce the od by a few thou with a file. The last 3/16 or so was untouched as it was in the drill chuck. Much easier to assemble and less chance of damaging the receiver.
Great tip, will definitely use this for the next one!
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