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October 06, 2001, 19:42
I'm putting a Williams Inch together, my first 3 were Imbel inch. 3 spots I've found problems with: the gas piston hole, the BHO hangs on the ejector at the top, it needs to be dermeled and the worst one, the cocking handle would not go all the way forward when the stud was inserted (had to relieve the cocking handle a couple of .0001too). The slot for the cocking handle has slag that must be removed at the foreward end, about 15 minutes with a fine, small file, I don't have a dermel. Should I send my other back? :confused:
October 06, 2001, 20:09
Is this an aluminum or steel receiver?
October 06, 2001, 22:07
I got one too this week, and put it on an L1A1 kit. I was holding off on posting until I talked to them, but after my time at the range today I've decided to send it back.
I had to modify the BHO to fit (hole to small) and the magazine catch to fit (spring too long). I had some troubles with the cocking handle, too, but after shooting it a little it seems to be fine (wear in, I guess).
The upper/lower lock-up was very tight, but the release lever is almost straight vertical, so there's not very much room for wear.
The inch topcover would not fit without grinding the tabs down a significant amount.
All of these "issues" I was alright with - no worries if I can make it work (all part of the fun, right?) - the problems that are causing me to send it back are:
1. Inch magazines have to be forced into the well and can only be removed if I disassemble the magazine catch.
2. Metric magazines (thought I might have gotten a metric by mistake after having to make all those mods) fit fine, but suffered several bolt-over problems when cycling.
3. I had several Failures To Eject which resulted in the spent case being jammed back into the chamber, and locking the action forward. Maybe the ejector is out of spec?
Don't get me wrong - this is a beautiful receiver and I'm not surprised to have a few "modifications" needed to make it work (it IS brand new after all, and there are how many FAL varients they are trying to match?), but the inch magazines not fitting in the well is a pretty major thing.
I have no doubt from their past performance that Williams will take care of me, and I look forward to finishing my kit with an in-spec receiver - the gun feels GREAT and handles well with such a lightweight upper, and I'm hoping to add a lightweight lower when they finish them.
October 07, 2001, 09:54
Its aluminum, Still haven't desided to sent the second one back or not, think I'l keep the first till I shoot it.
October 07, 2001, 12:19
Do your magazines fit and remove reliably skyclones?
October 07, 2001, 14:27
Yes, but using a metric mag release lever, the inch one is harder to use. Got a metric BHO to work, but had to grind down the pin a little, it will not releasr the bolt until you pull the cocking handle back a little. I like the reciever, but am a little disappointed with these small problems.
October 08, 2001, 10:30
Follow up - I talked to George Gouger at Williams this morning and went over the issues I was having. He said the BHO dimension had already been fixed, but to send back the complete barreled upper and he'd make it right, without hesitation.
That's good customer service - no run-around, just straight to the point, curteous help.
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