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My M5E1 project


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  • 1 month later...

She’s naked! I don’t have an AR10 vice block so I’ll ask my local gunsmith remove the flash hider, barrel nut and the staked buffer tube nut.


Speaking of the cerakote job, this is the “vibe” I’ve requested for both the pistol and rifle to look like:

Magpul FDE & black hardware



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On 5/18/2022 at 9:36 AM, ApexJunky said:

Question for the masses:

What is the proper gas port diameter?

I’m going to have it checked when it’s disassembled and, if necessary, opened up to the proper spec.

What's your barrel length, gas system length, and GB journal diameter?

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  • 3 months later...

Now it just needs to be reassembled! The stock didn’t come out great but I’m not super worried about it. Since it’s Magpul FDE cerakote, I may just buy one in FDE.




Purely an aesthetic item but I’m not sure if I like the black hand guard covers now. I’ll have to see it fully assembled to be sure.


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Gunsmith reported the gas port measured .088” and he opened it up to the .093” that I requested.




She’s a beaut, Clark 👌🏻Now she needs a nice sling and a suppressor mount/brake.

She’s also dry as a bone and needs some attention. With the holidays upon us and a race event next Sunday, I’m not sure when I’ll find time for a range day. Hopefully soon.

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