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Old 07-12-2012, 05:05 PM
harleybob harleybob is offline
 
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Default Op Rod Tab

Evening men,
I just got an "A" kit and I guess I'm a tad disappointed in the condition but it is within their description. My question is "What is the op rod tab I keep seeing on the forum and how is it measured? Thanks guys.........

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:43 PM
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Send it back get a Windy City Sourcing kit. Do yourself a favor you won't regret it.
Measure the thickness with a caliper. You want it to exceed .092" in the minimum. Think of the tab as a sandwich and you want to see how thick it is with meat in it.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:25 PM
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Send it back get a Windy City Sourcing kit. Do yourself a favor you won't regret it.
Measure the thickness with a caliper. You want it to exceed .092" in the minimum. Think of the tab as a sandwich and you want to see how thick it is with meat in it.
Nice anology!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:22 PM
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Nice anology!
+1 !!
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 AM
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+1 !!
Best for use in the M14? Mustard or Mayo?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:59 AM
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Turn the receiver on it's left side, look at the operating rod's depressed rail area, just below the top right of the receiver. The op rod tab is the matching (almost square) roughly 3/8'' piece of metal, that fits in the rail on the receiver, and holds it in place. If you put your finger on the op rod charging handle where it is curved, and look to the left or inside of the op rod, you will see the tab at the furthest left, and to the bottom side of the op rod. It is the widest protrusion of the op rod, to the inside.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 AM
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Best for use in the M14? Mustard or Mayo?
Mustard! Always!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:21 PM
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Thanks guys. M14, I wish I knew 10% of what you know. IF I ever learn how to post pictures, I'll include a shot of my first M14 (Mekong Delta, 1966). Thanks again
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thanks guys. M14, I wish I knew 10% of what you know. IF I ever learn how to post pictures, I'll include a shot of my first M14 (Mekong Delta, 1966). Thanks again
please do post a pic. thank you HB.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Anyone talked to Windy City in past couple days? I emailed for availability this evening and am curious if they are on-hand.
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