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Greetings all,

I have a really dumb question. I have used search and not found a solution, but I am probably not using it correctly.

I have an AR-15 carbine with a 16" barrel, short gas tube and handguards, and a collapsible stock.

I would like to put a fixed A1 stock on it. I have the stock, receiver extension (buffer tube) and most of the necessary parts, but I am not sure which buffer and/or buffer spring combination to use. I started to use a regular rifle buffer and spring, but I am reading some conflicting BS on the internet and thought I should check here before going any further.

Boy, I love these forums!

Your help is appreciated.

- Joe
 

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The tube is just a rifle tube.

There is no a2 tube. The longer a2 stock fits because it has a spacer inside.

Standard rifle buffer and spring for all 5.56 rifles afaik.


As far as that working with a carbine gas system

I think it will function just fine maybe better than carbine buffers and tube
 

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Match the buffer and spring to the tube IMO. Rifle tube=rifle spring and buffer.
 
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Hey, Guys,

Thanks for the rapid responses! I figured that using a rifle spring and buffer would be OK in this situation, but I wanted to check with folks more experienced than me before I went ahead with it.

Thanks again,
Joe
 

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Do not try using the carbine buffer in rifle tube, will screw up a lot of parts! As far as I know there is only one weight in the rifle buffer.
 
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