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The Renegade and Renegade Plus use a unique mounting and locking system for the handguard. The narrow profile handguard is slipped over the barrel nut and locked horizontally into place using two front sling mounts, one on the right side and one on the left side. Additionally two screws located at the bottom of the handguard are tightened effectively clamps the handguard into place also.

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Once the handguard is slid into position the cutout in the barrel nut should be visible in the window of the handguard as shown here.

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The square “block” on the sling mount will fit into the window of the hand guard and “lock” into the barrel nut. Two screws are then tightened on the sling mount to 25 inch pounds. This process is accomplished on both the right and left side of the weapon.

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Tuning Instructions.

Note:

  • This gas block will have a minimum of 9 positions, including the fully closed “off” positions. Your gas block may have 1 or 2 additional open positions.
  • By design, there are 3 different tools you might use to adjust your regulator. The first is the custom wrench provided with the gas block. It is designed with a finger loop that will also allow it to be attached to your key chain. It also is small enough for storage in many grips. The custom wrench has a unique shape, because it has been optimized for use with POF-USA handguards. However, it can be used if you have installed your DIctator™ with a handguard that does not extend past the gas block. The second method is a 3/32” hex wrench. The third is a flat head screwdriver.
  1. Remove any magazines or ammunition feeding devices from the firearm and make sure the rifle is clear and unloaded.
  2. Turn the regulator in towards the gas block until it can no longer rotate. This is the “off” position. In this position, the gas will be completely blocked from entering the gas tube. In this setting, you will have to cycle the gun manually.
  3. Turn the regulator in the opposite direction as step 2. You should hear and/or feel a “click”. Each click is one position. Turn the regulator to the first click. You have slightly opened the gas port.
  4. Load one round in a magazine and insert it into your firearm. Following the rules of gun safety, fire the weapon.
  5. Observe whether the bolt carrier cycled back and was held open by the bolt catch. On the first position, it is not likely.
  6. Remove the magazine and clear the firearm.
  7. Repeat steps 3-5 to open the gas flow incrementally until the bolt carrier cycles back and is held open by the bolt catch.
  8. Remove the magazine and clear the firearm.
  9. Load a few rounds in the magazine and insert the magazine into your firearm. Following the rules of gun safety, fire the weapon consecutively and observe the ejection pattern of the brass. If the muzzle is 12 o’clock and the buttstock is 6 o’clock, you are looking to achieve consistent ejection at 3 o’clock.
  10. If the ejection is somewhere between 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock, repeat the clearing, firing, observing, clearing, and adjusting cycle, until the ejection does reach 3 o’clock. Your rifle is set.
  11. After shooting over time, you may notice your ejection becoming sluggish and moving back towards 6’oclock. If this is the case, remove the magazine, clear the firearm, and turn the regulator to open the gas flow.

Maintenance and cleaning

After extended use, it may become difficult to adjust the regulator. Below are the instructions for disassembly and cleaning. Note: The included diagram may be referenced for part descriptions and information.

  1. Remove any magazines or ammunition feeding devices from the firearm and make sure the rifle is clear and unloaded.
  2. Using a drift pin punch, remove the Regulator Retaining Pin (Item 5) from the gas block.
  3. Spray some carbon cleaner into the hole at the top at the top of the Gas Block (Item 1), and allow it to soak in. Liberal application may be required.
  4. Using the custom POF-USA wrench, a flat screwdriver or 3/32” hex wrench, work the regulator (Item 4) back and forth to break up the carbon built up on the threads.
  5. Using the custom POF-USA wrench, a flat screwdriver or 3/32” hex wrench, turn the regulator until it is completely unthreaded. If it will not completely unthread, repeat steps 3-4 until it will. Once you have passed the threads, the Regulator Detent Ball (Item 3), may engage them when attempting to remove the regulator from the gas block. If this occurs, it is recommended to continue “unthreading” the regulator until the threads have cleared the ball.
  6. Remove the regulator from the gas block. Be aware of the location of the ball detent.
  7. Remove the ball detent and store in a safe location.
  8. The ball detent spring (item 2) will likely be held in place by force. For replacement purposes, please know that the spring is an AR15/M16 extractor spring. You may choose to remove it or not.
  9. Spray carbon cleaner into the open bore. Scrub and flush out the built up carbon.
  10. If you removed the ball detent spring, reinstall it. Push it all of the way down into the counter bore.
  11. Place the ball detent into the pocket in the bore. It should rest in place.
  12. Taking care not to displace the ball detent, carefully install the regulator. If there is resistance when the threads interact with the ball detent, “screw” the threads over the detent. When the threads on the regulator come into contact with the threads on the gas block, you may want to twist the regulator in the unthreading direction while lightly pressing it into the gas block. You should be able to feel the thread starts align. Screw the regulator all the way in.
  13. Reinstall the regulator retaining pin.
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How accurate are your rifles?

Our mid-length rifles (14.5″, 16.5″, 18″, and 20″) are guaranteed MOA or better.  Many variables are involved when shooting for accuracy or determining groups such as environment, ammo, optics, and individual shooter ability.

Can I shoot 5.56×45 mm NATO ammunition with my P415/P416?

Yes.  Our P415/P416 barrel chambers are reamed to size using a NATO reamer, which allows the use of both .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition.

 

Can I shoot 7.62×51 mm NATO ammunition with my P308/P308-FA?

Yes.  Our P308 barrel chambers are reamed to size using a NATO reamer, which allows the use of both .308 Winchester and 7.62×51 mm NATO ammunition.

 

Can I shoot steel-cased ammunition, like Wolf, in my POF rifles?

Yes, in fact POF does a lot of testing with WOLF ammo. There are no issues using steel-cased ammo in our weapons — however, it is important to remember to thoroughly clean the throat area of the chamber after a session with Wolf or other steel-cased ammo.

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CHAMBER                                            THREADS              TWIST RATES

7.62×51 mm NATO (.308 Win)                  5/8-24                      RH 1:10

5.56×45 mm NATO (.223 Rem)                 1/2-28                      RH 1:8

6.8 SPC II                                                      5/8-24                      RH 1:11.3

 

• Why doesn’t POF offer chrome lined barrels?

All of our barrels are nitride heat-treated to a case of 70 HRC. Our barrels shoot consistently better groups on all of our weapon systems than chrome lined barrels after a high round count. Our barrels are easier to clean and don’t copper foul like chrome lined barrels. Chrome lining can separate away from barrel surface over time. Chrome lining also does not plate evenly on the entire surface of the bore and grooves.

 

• What is the normal-use barrel life of the POF barrels?

You can expect to get at least 20,000 plus rounds out of our nitride heat-treated barrels. We have seen as many as 40,000 plus rounds through some of our weapon systems and still no need to replace the barrel.

  • What is the bore diameter in the 7.62 x39 barrel?

There has been a lot of questions regarding the bore diameter of the 7.62 x 39 barrel due to the fact that ammo can be had in both .308 and .310-.311 diameter bullets. Your POF barrel does not care if you are shooting a .308 diameter bullet or the larger .310-.311 bullets since the actual bore, measured land to land, is based upon the SAAMI specification of .300. The groove diameter is .310 measurement measured inside the grooves. The SAAMI specification  for 7.62 x39  bullets is .311-.002 and this makes the .308 bullet fall out of the SAAMI specification, but it does stay within the standards used by former eastern bloc countries. For further reference you can view the SAAMI Specification here: http://www.saami.org/pubresources/cc_drawings/rifle/7_62x39.pdf

What all this means, is that the bullet diameter really doesn’t mean that much in this discussion other than as it related to velocity.

.308 .308 .311 .311
1851 1852 1935 1953
1826 1855 1904 1938
1852 1869 1937 1915
1827 1844 1912 1932
1846 1873 1925 1925

• Does POF still manufacture 6.8 SPC rifles?

Absolutely, in small quantities. Please contact our Sales Department via email using Sales@pof-usa.com for a list of dealers who currently stock our 6.8 SPC rifles/uppers.

• How can I get a copy of your catalog?

We are working on a streamlined solution to catalog acquisition. For the interim period, please email Sales@pof-usa.com for a copy of our current catalog. Thank you for your patience!

 

• Can your rifles really run dry?

Yes.  All of our mechanical items associated with the action of the rifle are either NP3™ coated or chrome plated.  NP3™ is a combination of electroless nickel and Teflon that is a self-lubricating metallic finish.  This allows the rifle to operate continuously without any wet or oily surfaces for dirt or carbon build-up to cling to.

• How often should I clean/lubricate the rifle?

Our rifles are able to go thousands of rounds without cleaning or lubrication (given they are being shot in “Normal” mode and not using steel-cased ammunition) while still retaining its accuracy.  However, if possible, we recommend giving your POF rifle a good cleaning and a minimal spray of lubricant every 300-400 rounds to keep your rifle as smooth and clean as possible.  See our Technical FAQ’s page for more information and watch ourBasic Cleaning Video for recommended procedures.

• Should I oil the op-rod, gas plug, or the gas piston?

No. Heat is dissipated on these parts and you should refrain from using oil.

• What type of furniture will my rifle ship with?

Please refer to the model specific spec sheet (downloadable via the individual rifle page) for exact furniture nomenclature.

• What magazines do your rifles currently come with?

All of our rifles and pistols include one (1) black Magpul™ PMAG™ polymer “high-capacity” magazine (30-round for P415/416 and 20-round for P308/P308-FA).

• Can I order a rifle with a stainless steel magazine?

The only stainless steel magazines offered through the factory are 5-round hunting magazines.  These are sent out with rifles shipped to high-capacity magazine restricting states.

 

• What magazines are given to Restricted States (CA, NY, HI, etc.)?

Please see our “Restricted States” panel (below) and for information on our weapon preparation for each restricted state.  See our Terms and Conditions page for further information on POF’s restricted state policies.

• What is the difference between the Tactical and HSR M.R.R.™?

The Tactical rail is designed for high-accessory use; flashlights, vertical grips, additional sights and optics, and other essential items used in tactical operations for Law Enforcement and Military alike, as well as competition shooting for the upper hand.  Our Hunter/Sniper (HSR) rail is the same exact design, but with much fewer rails around the barrel section for a smoother/tighter grip and space for Large Objective Lens scopes to fit much lower on the weapon.  However, the HSR rail still provides front and rear rails for standard equipment (iron sights, bi-pods, and slings).

 

• Are your Picatinny rails MIL-STD?

Yes.  Our M.R.R.™ tracks are manufactured to standard mounting platform specifications to meet all Picatinny rail compatible mounts and accessories.

 

• Can I attach additional rail segments to my M.R.R.™?

Both our Tactical and HSR rails have varying sections of space along the left and right sides. These rails were not specifically designed to have modular rail attachments added to them. Our new M-Rail is designed to take modular rail sections and QD sling mount solutions which can be found in our online store.

• Why is the Hunter/Sniper Rail (HSR) design not available for SBR’s?

The HSR rail was designed for mid-length rifles for hunting, sniping, sport, and competitive shooting using minimal accessories such as scopes, iron sights, bi-pods, and slings.  While our line of SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) Upper Receivers are available for civilian purchase, the majority of our SBR Rifles and Uppers are sold to Law Enforcement and Military personnel who use a much wider range of tactical accessories with their weapons.  Since most POF SBR rifles use a shorter M.R.R.™ than mid-length rifles, production of shorter HSR rails proved to be impractical.

 

• Do you give U.S. Military and Law Enforcement discounts?

Yes. You will need to contact our sales team at 623-561-9572 and fax a copy of your military or law enforcement I.D. card to 623-321-1680. Our personal discount only applies to Upper Receivers and other parts, accessories, and merchandise directly available to customers through POF-USA. We cannot give you discount on a complete rifle or Lower Receivers purchases, as they are sold through FFL Dealers.  Any discount given for firearms will need to come from the FFL Dealer you purchase through.

• Can I attach a Pistol Upper Receiver to a Rifle Lower Receiver?

No.  Upper Receivers shorter than 16″ are considered Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR) Upper Receivers when assembled with or stored with a rifle Lower Receiver.  Any unauthorized assembly or storage of a Pistol’s SBR Upper Receiver with a compatible Lower Receiver registered (by serial number) as a rifle is strictly prohibited under penalty of law.

 

• Can I attach an SBR Upper Receiver to my Pistol?

Yes.  Lower Receivers purchased as Pistols are registered as such by serial number and are not considered rifles.  Compatible SBR Upper Receivers may be used with these weapons.

 

• Can I attach a mid-length Upper Receiver to my Pistol?

For safety and controllability, POF does not recommend attaching any Upper Receiver with a barrel length longer or shorter than our offered models (7.25″ – 12.5″).

• Can I return my purchase for a refund?

POF-USA offers a 30-day return policy on all items purchased directly from the factory. (parts, gear, uppers).

• How may I return a rifle, pistol, or lower receiver?

You will need to return the rifle to the FFL Dealer you purchased it from.

• Can a civilian purchase/own a Select Fire Upper Receiver?

Yes.  United States law recognizes lower receivers as the definitive part of a “firearm” (the part that loads magazines and houses the trigger).  This is why Lower Receivers have serial numbers and Upper Receivers do not.  This means that Upper Receivers, stripped or assembled, are not considered firearms or part of a firearm until attached to or stored with a compatible lower receiver.  This makes it perfectly legal to purchase any Upper Receiver; semi-auto or machine gun.

 

• Do I need an FFL or an FFL Dealer to purchase a Select Fire Upper Receiver?

No.  Since POF-USA and AR-style upper receivers are not considered firearms by definition, they do not require transfer through a FFL holder. These items can be shipped directly to your preferred shipping address.

• What is a Select Fire weapon?

A weapon capable of burst and/or fully-automatic modes of fire (machine guns).

• Can a civilian own a Select Fire weapon?

Yes, so long as the lower receiver was manufactured and registered before May of 1986.

• Can a civilian purchase a Select Fire weapon?

Not from POF-USA.  The Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) prohibits individuals from purchasing Select Fire weapons manufactured after May 19th, 1986.  Since POF-USA was founded in 2002, no POF-USA manufactured rifle or lower receiver falls into this category.

• What is a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR)?

An assembled rifle with a barrel shorter than 16″ is considered an SBR and regulated by the National Firearms Act.

• Can a civilian own an SBR?

Yes.  NFA rules apply.

• Can a civilian purchase an SBR?

Yes.  NFA rules apply.

 

• Are your 14.5″ rilfes considered SBRs?

Our 14.5″ P308 and P415 rifles feature a permanently-attached muzzle device. With the fixed extension to the barrel, this makes the true legal length 16″.  Only Law Enforcement / Military agencies and authorized FFL holders may order 14.5″ rifles with detachable muzzle devices (SBRs).

• Can a civilian purchase/own an SBR Upper Receiver?

Yes.  United States law recognizes lower receivers as the definitive part of an “firearm” (the part that loads magazines and houses the trigger).  This is why lower receiver have serial numbers and upper receiver do not.  This means that Upper Receivers, stripped or assembled, are not considered firearms or part of a firearm until attached to or stored with a compatible lower receiver.  This makes it perfectly legal to purchase any Upper Receiver; semi-auto or machine gun.

 

• Do I need an FFL or an FFL Dealer to purchase an SBR Upper Receiver?

No.  Since POF and AR-style Upper Receivers are not considered firearms by definition, they do not have serial numbers and are therefore not monitored by the United States government.

 

• Can I attach an SBR Upper to my rifle?

No.  Assembled rifles with barrels shorter than 16″ are Short-Barreled Rifles (SBR) and regulated by the National Firearms Act.  Only Law Enforcement/Military agencies and authorized FFL dealers may order or register a Lower Receiver as an SBR.

 

• Can I attach an SBR Upper to my pistol?

Yes.  Lower Receivers purchased as Pistols are registered as such by serial number and are not considered rifles.  Compatible SBR Upper Receivers may be used with these weapons.

• How does “Off Mode” work?

By rotating the Gas Plug 90˚ counterclockwise from the “Normal Mode” position, gas travel through the Gas Block is blocked entirely.  This prevents cycling, ejection, and feeding, turning your semi-auto rifle into a manual bolt-action rifle.

• How does “Suppressed Mode” work?

By rotating the Gas Plug 180˚ clockwise from the “Normal Mode” position, you introduce a smaller hole for gas to travel through the Gas Block.  Setting the Gas Plug to “Suppressed Mode” DOES NOT make the firearm any quieter, this mode simply compensates for the change in gas pressure to allow the firearm to cycle properly.

• What is your current estimated delivery time?

Rifles: Our goal is to have the rifle to your dealer within 14-21 days. Any timelines longer than this will be communicated by our sales team to your dealer.

Parts: Our goal is to ship all parts within 7 days.

.223 Rem / 5.56×45 mm NATO

1. Parts are MIL-SPEC where specified (green).

2. Parts are POF-USA where specified (red).

3. .223 and .308 components only differ in Ambi

Bolt Release pin length (shown).

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.308 Win / 7.62×51 mm NATO

1. Parts are MIL-SPEC where specified (green).

2. Parts are POF-USA where specified (red).

3. .223 and .308 components only differ in Ambi

Bolt Release pin length (shown).

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Grip Removal

1. Remove grip screw.

2. Remove grip by pulling down making sure not to bend the safety detent spring.

3. Remove safety detent spring and safety detent.

Ambidextrous Safetly/Selector Switch Removal

4. Remove Ambidextrous Fire Selector Screw

5. Remove right Fire Select Tab.

6. Remove left Fire Selector.

7. Reinstall in reverse of removal.

Breaking In Your New P308 Weapon

 

1.       Thoroughly clean the chamber of your new weapon, and clean after every shooting session

2.       Generously lube the bolt carrier group (BCG) with Frog Lube, CLP, Rem-Oil or your favorite gun lubricant which can include WD-40. As your weapon breaks in less lubrication will be needed and after a few hundred rounds just a light wipe will be sufficient

3.       Put a little lubricant in the buffer tube, white grease is a good choice, but WD-40 will work in a pinch

4.       Never use lubrication in your gas system. The gas system should always be run without lubricant. You can clean the gas block the same as you would your barrel just make sure you wipe it dry afterwards

5.       Avoid lead tipped ammo unless you are comfortable with polishing your feed ramps

6.       There is no break-in required for the barrel, just clean it at the end of each shooting session Check out our links on the technical page for cleaning procedures and tips

http://www.pof-usa.com/pof-technical-help.html

(An excellent video for cleaning your weapon)

7.       POF only recommends the use of factory new ammo, and cannot offer you advice or tips regarding hand loading or re-loaded ammo

8.       POF recommends the use of Magpul PMAGS in your P308. Other magazines that will fit are; DPMS, C-PRODUCTS, KNIGHTS ARMAMENT, LARUE, and ASC.

9.       New weapons (less than 400 rounds) will perform better using jacketed ammo 168gr or heavier

 

Breaking In Your New P415/P416 Weapon

 

1.    Thoroughly clean the chamber of your new weapon, and clean after every shooting session

2.    Generously lube the bolt carrier group (BCG) with Frog Lube, CLP, Rem-Oil or your favorite gun lubricant which can include WD-40. As your weapon breaks in less lubrication will be needed and after a few hundred rounds just a light wipe will be sufficient

3.    Put a little lubricant in the buffer tube, white grease is a good choice, but WD-40 will work in a pinch

4.    Never use lubrication in your gas system. The gas system should always be run without lubricant. You can clean the gas block the same as you would your barrel just make sure you wipe it dry afterwards

5.    There is no break-in required for the barrel, just clean it at the end of each shooting session. Check out the “Cleaning Procedures” tab on this page (below) for tips

6.    POF only recommends the use of factory new ammo, and cannot offer you advice or tips regarding hand loading or re-loaded ammo

 

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I followed the guidelines and I am still having problems.  What do I do know?

 

Contact Technical Support technical@pof-usa.com  or if you do not have access to email you can call them at 623-561-9572. When contacting Technical Support always know the Serial Number of the weapon, the brand and type of ammo being used, the brand of magazine being used, and the setting of the gas system when your malfunction occurred.

 

Should your POF weapon require service it should be returned to the POF factory. Technical Support will provide you with a shipping address and possibly a Return Authorization Number (RMA)

 

1.    Ensure your weapon or upper is unloaded.

2.    Do not ship any ammunition with the weapon (ship separately if required).

3.    Enclose a letter containing your full name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), Daytime Phone Number, Email Address, Serial Number of the Weapon, and Details of the Problems Experienced.

4.    We recommend that you insure your shipment.

5.    Customers pay shipping when returning product to POF. We will pay return shipping charges for warranty repaired product to customer.

6.    For non-warranty repairs customer will be contacted with an estimate for repair to include cost of parts, labor, and return shipping.

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1.  Remove Fire Selector Switch from Lower Receiver.

(See Ambidextrous Safety/Selector Switch tab for detailed instructions)

2.  Remove KNS™ Precision Anti-Walk Pins by unscrewing Retaining Screws and removing End Retainers. Then push out the Hammer Pin and Trigger Pin.

3.  Remove POF-USA Drop-In Single-Stage Trigger System. Install in reverse order of disassembly.

Factory Installed in P308s  PRIOR to October 2012.

.308 Carbine Buffer   2.5″ overall length

6-Position Buffer Tube

.308 Carbine Action (Buffer) Spring

~10.25-10.5″ free length — 29-30 coils


 

Factory Installed in P308s AFTER October 2012.

.223 Carbine Buffer 3.25″ overall length

7-Position Buffer tube

.308 A2-Style Buffer Spring

~12.5-12.75″ free length — 38-39 coils

7.62×51 / .308 Win

.308 A2-Style Buffer

5.31″ overall length

.308 A2-Style Action (Buffer) Spring

~12.5-12.75″ free length — 38-39 coils

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5.56×45 / .223 Rem

“MIL-SPEC” A2-Style Buffer

5.91″ overall length

“MIL-SPEC” Action (Buffer) Spring

~12.5-12.75″ free length — 43-44 coils

For operation in “Normal” mode, the Gas Piston should be installed with two groved toward the front end of the barrel.  This allows the weapon to use more gas to cycle the weapon.

For operation in “Suppressed” mode, the Gas Piston should be installed with two groved toward the back end of the barrel.  With one grove over the gas port instead of two, this allows the weapon to use less gas to cycle the weapon.

“NORMAL”

mode

“SUPPRESSED”

mode

“OFF”

mode

The standard upright position regulates gas pressure perfectly for unsuppressed fire.

Inverting the gas plug regulates gas pressure for proper operation with a suppressor.

Rotate the gas plug 90º (as shown) to prevent cycling all together.  Your semi-auto is now a bolt-action!

1.  Remove #8-32 Countersunk Screws from Upper Receiver; three (3) screws for the P415/416 and five (5) screws for the P308

 

2.  Remove all Set Screws from rail; four (4) set screws with two (2) screws in each hole above the Wedge Block.

*Depending on the rifle generation, these may be also be in the 3, 6, or 9-‘o-clock position of the rail near the back of the Heat Sink Barrel Nut.

 

3.  Slide POF-USA Modular Railed Receiver (M.R.R.™) off of receiver until it clears the end of the muzzle.

 

4.  Remove Wedge Block.

Hunter/Sniper Rail (HSR)

To remove rail cover, use a needle nose pliers and grab the cover at the edge underneath the rail.  Pull the cover away from the rail.

Your rail is now exposed and you can now mount accessories.  To reinstall the rail cover, just push it on.  You may also trim the cover with a pair of scissors.

1. Place receiver pivot pin in open position.

2. Insert 1/16″ (or smaller) punch or equivalent into receiver pivot pin hole and depress receiver pivot pin detent.

3. Slightly pull out receiver pivot pin while removing punch.

4. Fully remove receiver pivot pin slowly.  Remove pivot pin detent and pivot pin detent spring.

 

NOTE:  Be sure not to lose pivot pin detent under spring pressure.  Point the lower receiver down onto a table before removing the Pivot Pin to catch.

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