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LWRC six8 mag catch/release

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by rman, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    Taking a stab in the dark.

    The razorback I rescued from CA had the bummer button on it. Had to drill it out.

    Long story short, the six8 lowers don't use standard mag parts. It's a pinned button/catch (instead of threaded). They want 1 hour labor @ $75, $30+ for parts, plus shipping. I am NOT paying $150 for a mag catch.

    Anyone, for some wild reason, happen to have the catch/spring/release pin as a spare? Might be the same as the REPR. I dunno.

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  2. hoghunting

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    Wow, you can buy a lower receiver and standard mag release much cheaper than that.

    Hope you find the part you need.
     
  3. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    yep, you can get a complete lower with buffer tube and stock for that price!

    Then again, being a 6.8 SPC, the Magwell is wider and therefore proprietary enough for them to profit.

    The biggest sting is the $75 for 1 hour of labor. It's a 3 minute job.

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  4. outdare

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  6. outdare

    outdare Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Diesel I am still missing it. Help me understand.

    NVM I see standard AR
     
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  7. outdare

    outdare Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Is there a way you could use a extended mag catch? Is it the same as a standard Ar15 just wider?

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  8. BigBoss0311

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    why can't you order the parts from them and do it yourself?
     
  9. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    the dimensions are way different. Button recess is shallower, spring recess is narrower. Plus it's pinned vs threaded
    I dunno. they won't sell them

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  10. ed308

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    The interior dimensions of the Six8 lower is different from a regular AR lower. It's slightly larger in width especially in the magwell. The reason, the plastic Pmag has to be slightly larger (compared to a regular Pmag) so the sides won't bulged with the fatter 6.8 case. Whenever you buy a Six8 lower, it comes with the proprietary parts that won't work in a regular AR lower.
     


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