the Hooters on Jonesboro Road in McDonough to be exact!
Just down the road from Olfarhors 1911 Retirement Home and Orphanage!
It came in UPS today, good fast service from the supplier. When I saw it on the porch I was surprised. I wasn't sure what to expect, but thought the packaging would be larger. It's a box maybe 3 x 4 x 7.5" long. Succinct might be the word for it if it were a phrase! I cracked open the box, but haven't dug into it yet. Maybe tomorrow.
My action blocks get a lot of use, but these are on sale for $13.
So I am taking it that your upper was not assembled? You will need some anti-seize grease too.
When you install the gas block, take a straight edge and mark the barrel where it lines up over the gas port at the raised portion the gas block goes against and on the other side of the gas port far enough that the block does not cover it. Then with a thin straight edge, line it up with the block port and mark the leading and trailing edges. This way you can align the ports. Once you have the gas block installed, mark where the barrel meets the gas block fore and aft with some paint so you can tell if the block slips on the barrel.
I brought the parts to the man cave this morning and opened it up to see if it's complete. The forward assist and the ejection port cover are loose in the box also. Thanks for the tip on the gas tube alignment! I won't invest any more in tooling at this point...I have some heavy leather to use in the vise for clamping the receiver while torquing the barrel nut...a Tipton gun vise for the rest of the operation.
I wonder if this Czech mother’s “rarest pregnancy” means she’s carrying AR uppers?
Instead of an AR thread, put a home build sub thread in Smithing. That way the 80% Glock and 1911 builders, and AK builders, can add their own unique input about techniques and tools.