@Don68 I just got a DFCH a few days ago with the new locking pin
Don, I will do that and post photos also
Kona that red dot works great, thank you for suggesting it.
I can understand why. It’s a good red dot
MCARBO has already sent my replacement charging handle, should be here in a couple of days.
@KM55 let me know what you think of it. So far I am not digging it. Need to carry a tube of PTFE with me when I go to range just to field strip?
We need one of our “mad scientists” to figure a way to mount it on the end of the spring!
I found that without locking pin it will hold but there is a lot of slop. Putting it in is a major pain (watch Chris’ video) and pretty much negates a quick range fix.
Gonna see if I can epoxy that pin to the damn spring. If it holds it should solve the problem!
Kona, I will check the package again to see if it is there.
Thank you, I will check it out
I did a test today using ten (10) then twenty (20) small round rare earth magnets connected to form a cylinder to see if they would magnetize the spring enough from the butt end to hold the locking pin at the other. It would have been a beautifully simple solution - if it had worked. Unfortunately, the magnets I tried were not strong enough. Now if you found some stronger magnets…
Of course, I don’t know the metallurgy of the spring or how well it will conduct the magnetic field to begin with.
depends on the iron content of the spring. most carbon steels magnetize well
stainless doesn’t for the most part, except for some of the lower grades of stainless. we will call them, stain resistant. I laugh every time i see someone that paid high dollar for stainless appliances, like refrigerators. and they stick refrigerator magnets to it. good grade of stainless, they wont stick. of course , applies to rust as well, if can stick a magnet to it, it will rust…
anyone got a cutaway picture of the handle with the pin and spring in place.?
@GOBLIN just look at the video bro. I am thinking some JB weld on that sucker. No way I am going through that mess every time I clean the weapon.
Why didn’t they just build Brian’s design? …sigh
handle goes in from the bottom, pin/slot screw head goes in from the back if you epoxy it in place, it will stay but you cannot remove the handle, nor the bolt, cause you cannot get the handle out… pin wont come out then…
get you one of these , hang it on your range bag, carry a long enough flat head, magnetize it then after yer done de-magnetize the screw stick, or you can simply grind a flat on a piece of carbon steel rod, saves space in the bag that way,