View Full Version : Fender Washers for Breaching Washers

April 09, 2002, 22:22
Working on a couple of L1A1s. Breaching washers that came with kits timed too early--too thick. Took trusty micrometer to Lowe's hardware store and found some fender washers that were a few thousandths thinner. (each washer seemed to have a different thickness, so I had to measure each washer to pick out two good ones). Took home and chucked up in lathe and bored hole out to slightly over 1", installed, and the hand fit timing looks perfect. I'm so proud of myself, so I don't want any of you high powered cracker jack specialists telling me I'm going to blow myself up. Just let me know how smart I am.

April 10, 2002, 06:53
Another option you might have tried is to publish the thickness of your breaching washer, here in the files, and seek a trade for a thinner one from one of the members - I'm sure there must be some available (I've got a couple).

Jim Z

April 11, 2002, 01:43
Sounds like you solved the problem. A washer is a washer. I'm sure that your idea is going to save some people some money.

I'll also take this opportunity to say that those of you who have a breeching washer that it a few thousandths too thick could have it "dusted off" at a tool and die shop which has a surface grinder. It's a no brainer,.. only takes a minute or two,... drop by at lunch time,...take a 6 pack of Bud with you.