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Necessary upgrades for an early M96 Expeditionary Rifle?


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#1 MafiamanJ15

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 06:22 PM

Found a 1st Generation M96 rifle for a really good price that's still hasn't been used.

I'm aware that some of the 1st Gen. rifles had some issues with the bolt carrier and gas system, but it's still slightly unclear to me as to what was all changed with them when they were updated.

Does anyone know of any necessary replacements or upgrades I should make to it before taking it out to the range?

With RA bringing back a short run of them, I'm hoping they will have a supply of spare parts available again so I could make these upgrades myself.

 


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#2 tINY

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:16 PM

If you follow the instructions about disassembly and reassembly, it'll be fine.

The main point of the retro-fits was to make sure the rifle wouldn't fire out-of-battery with the barrel isn't properly locked in place.

...and, RA says a lot about availability of products and short runs, but rarely delivers.  It's too bad because the designs are interesting.

 

 

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