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Broken trigger guard ear off Preban lower...ouch!

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Broken trigger guard ear off Preban lower...ouch!

Postby ChrisNCT » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:03 pm

I was bummed when the trigger guard ear snapped off when taking the original one off to install a magpul version.

I was going to reweld it up but didn't think it would hold up so I machined a part to affix and remachined to fit.
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Postby Drew » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Great job. I think once it's refinished It might look ok, like it belongs on your special lower. "Modular Triggerguard ear"

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Postby myglimk2 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Chris, you do some nice work! 8)
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Postby jkysmrf » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:19 am

Exceptional work. Sorry it had to happen, but well executed repair.
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Postby GreggAndrews » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:32 am

Once again Chris, beautiful job, & well done.

I fully concede to your machining skill level. Excellent, excellent work. :)
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Postby ChrisNCT » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:11 pm

Well.... I didn't sleep last night so I took it apart and made to where I will be happy. That is the screw and pin is now under the grip where it wont be readily seen.

I applied lock tite on the screw to keep it permanent. I then applied jb weld over the screw, filled in the previous hole, filled it the joints where the 2 pcs come together so that you can't see the seam.

Once it is dry I will smooth it down so that it doesn't look like its there. I know that I will have to refill in the previous hole one more time. I want that to be solid and bonded pretty well before the moly resin goes on.

It sucks to wait now for drying but here it is before drying.....

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