Is it my imagination or is this a completely different gas block?
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    Is it my imagination or is this a completely different gas block?

    Something seems a bit off with the gas block on my 1969 izzy build. Is it just my imagination or is it a completely different part from what I sent to the builder?

    The before picture is on the right, the after on the left.

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    Looks different from here, especially under the rear pin. Who was the builder? I would assume is was done for tolerance reasons when populating the new barrel, but that aint cool doing that without your permission. Could have also just been an innocent mixup.

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    i just received an explanation from the builder.

    Just took a little off so you didn’t have to bow the cleaning rod as bad to get it in.”

    I guess the finish, lighting and angle just makes it look like a different part.



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    The front looks like it’s more forward in the finished rifle too. IDK, are you happy with the rest of the build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamas View Post
    i just received an explanation from the builder.

    Just took a little off so you didn’t have to bow the cleaning rod as bad to get it in.”

    I guess the finish, lighting and angle just makes it look like a different part.


    Looks like the pins are in different locations, looks like a different block to me.

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    Those are 100% different blocks
    GTPI and Weaponmark like this.

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    I started to look at it more closely because the cleaning rod was extremely hard to get out and put back in. It seems like the hole in the gas block for the cleaning rod pulls the rod up too close to the barrel at that point.

    In the before picture it looks like the hole for the rod is cut lower, towards the bayonet lug.
    Last edited by Seamas; 11-01-2019 at 09:04 PM.

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    I know it’s not the block I sent. It does not even appear to be russian but the builder still insists otherwise.

    “My friend there was not another here to swap it with and I sure don’t keep those parts lying around. We put on what you sent.”

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    It’s extremely clear the blocks are different... shape, spacing between pins, radii between pins on cutouts, etc.

    it also now appears the builder is lying to cover up either some sort of swap... they either damaged your block or replaced it due to value.

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    Poppycock.

 

 

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