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Old 06-30-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Securing Gas piston nut

My gas piston nut will back out from time to time, and I was wondering if there was an easy way to get it to stay put that isn't permanent. I know about the staking, but I am not confident enough in my abilities to not screw up.
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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Lock-tite, I think.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Loc-tite and Threadlocker are both brand names, I believe. My M1 is using Loc-tite as we write. The blue is what you want for a tight seal that you can break later. Red color locker is nigh on permanent.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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Double post, sorry.
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:51 PM   #5
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SKS, do you have the proper wrench for the nut? I recently rediscovered one in an old tool box. Would be glad to lend it to you.
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
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Yeah, I've got the right wrench. It's somewhere around here. The blasted nut won't stay put though. I've got a spare nut somewhere, I'll have to check and see if it'll fit tighter.

If you are wondering why I keep saying "somewhere," it's because today I finally found my 2 good USGI magazines (my 2 newer mags are jam-o-matics), and apparantly the universe decided to balance everything back out by making the rest of my equipment disappear. Can't find the ammo, can't find the wrench, can only find things I don't need (spare springs & bayo, for example).
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