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Old January 21, 2019, 14:00   #1
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Magazine Catch Screw

Is the head on the magazine catch screw normally staked? I noticed that the one on my DSA Israeli parts kit was staked.
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Old January 21, 2019, 14:30   #2
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Sometimes. I've seen with and without
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Old January 23, 2019, 04:21   #3
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I've, too, have seen them both staked and non-staked. Non-staked much more so, however.



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Old January 23, 2019, 08:02   #4
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It is supposed to be staked, per every armorer manual I've ever read. As is the front sling screw. But it also is not supposed to be removed for cleaning. And young soldiers can be foolish. So the less they can mess with, the better. But locktite serves the same purpose nowadays and is easier to undo, so if you feel a need, I'd use locktite.
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Thank you all for all the replies. Your amassed knowledge and willingness to share it on this forum keeps the fun in building these old rifles.
The screw is tight and I'm leaving it alone.

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Old January 23, 2019, 16:46   #6
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Thatís a nice looking Izzy LB build.
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Old January 24, 2019, 00:09   #7
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I emptied a full Israeli magazine (from my back deck) with no failures of any kind. It's too cold to walk out to the range, and we're under a blizzard warning until tomorrow morning anyway. It is bore sighted but paper will have to wait for a better day. The barrel looks good so I expect it to potentially be a better shooter than I am. (Not saying much there). This DSA parts kit was in good condition and was complete. Everything went together on the DSA receiver without a hitch.
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