ar15 bolt carrier staking

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by mc30707, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. mc30707

    mc30707 New Member

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    I have both a RRA entry tactical and a stag 2L ar15s. I've read a little on it , my question is how can you tell if the gas key is staked properly and what issues could arise? Do I need to have this done? I have attached a link on the subject. what do you guys think?
    http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=6993
     
  2. Jmark

    Jmark Active Member

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    Don't worry about it unless you are trusting your life to your guns performance.
     

  3. Ashe

    Ashe Active Member

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    Staking a gas key is pretty easy.
    It should be done to prevent the key screws from backing out.
    They start to back out and you will get feeding issues at the least.
     
  4. M249

    M249 New Member

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    Post a photo of your BCG, and I'm sure Ashe (an M16/M4 armorer) and others familiar with the AR-series can let you know.
     
  5. Ashe

    Ashe Active Member

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    And if you need it staked I am more than amenable to rectifying the problem.
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    HHHmmmmm I saw a similar thread on Glock Talk. I'll have to tear mine down and see if it's staked or not.
     
  7. mc30707

    mc30707 New Member

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    I may not ever have to trust my life on the rifles performance, but I want it to prefrom like I would.
     
  8. mc30707

    mc30707 New Member

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    I have 2 AR15's
    a RRA entry tactical and a stag 2L. I will post pics to get your opinions. What is your charge to do both rifles if needed? I see your Location: North of 20, west of 75. I am in Chickamauga GA. What is distance to your shop
    thanks
     
  9. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    +1
     
  10. M249

    M249 New Member

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    If you got the RRA BCG, I'll bet you're OK. Rock River Arms makes a quality product.
     
  11. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I'm looking at mine and can't tell if it's staked or not. For each screw, there are two indents across from each other...

    I'll just post a picture in a few minutes.
     
  12. mc30707

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    my RRA

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    my Stag

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    Do they look staked properly?
     
  13. cdtracing

    cdtracing New Member

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    pt, your key is properly staked. The two indents are punch marks locking the screws in place.

    mc30707 if your carrier looks like that then yours is too.

    Chris
     
  14. mc30707

    mc30707 New Member

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    both of them?
     
  15. cdtracing

    cdtracing New Member

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    Yes. It looks like Stag used a chisel instead of a center punch to stake the screws. You can also use the stake marks to have a visual reference to see if the screws have backed out any. Your good to go.

    Chris
     
  16. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Good deal. I had no idea about this potential problem and probably wouldn't have known until something went wrong. Not sure how common of a problem it is in the first place, really.
     
  17. cdtracing

    cdtracing New Member

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    The only problems that I've heard were when somebody bought a carrier without a key, installed one themselves and didn't stake it. If the screws get loose then you will have a gas leak, the rifle will not cycle properly or not cycle at all.

    Chris
     
  18. mc30707

    mc30707 New Member

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    thanks guys, very helpful info :lol:
     
  19. Ashe

    Ashe Active Member

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    Looking at it with a professional eye....

    mc30707
    It may just be the angle of the picture but it looks like on the RRA the right stakes are not as deep as the left. If both sides look the same it's good.
    The Stag looks really good, I've used a chisel as an expedient stake tool before.

    ptsmith24
    Your's looks good.