removing piston kit bushing from a upper receiver?
I intially used a an A1 upper to build my piston gun, I had it on hand and did not want to buy a new one for a project I might not like. Well I like this set-up, 400 rds no tilt and no filthy bolt/carrier/lug area. I would like to get a flattop and put this set-up on it, how hard is it to remove bushing and is the bushing re-usable? Or is it better to just get a new bushing from AA and start fresh?
I guess it would be up to how hard it was to install your bushing.
I had to pound mine in, very tight fit. I don't ever want to remove it, if I did I think it would be damaged.
Best way for removing it, find a flat piece of steel that will fit in the cross slots of the gas tube hole in the receiver. That will catch the bushing, and force it out.
Seems like it would be a lot easier to get a new bushing.
I'd say new bushing or even better, buy an Adams Arms upper receiver and do away with the need for a bushing all together.
To get the bushing out, I'd think either a shortened gas tube and hammer through gas tube hole or even a large punch should remove it.