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Ok i dropped into the ebr. but i made the mistake of playing with that flathead screw on the side of the gas system.

now i can't tell if the barrel is indexed properly or if i turned off the gas. the piston is a bit sluggish. (it was just cleaned oiled and wiped down/carbon removed from cylinder).
it maybe has a vacuum ?

anything i can do to test it other than tilt test?

also if i take that first shot and the rifle doesn't cycle what should i do next to align it?

pic included.

thanks for the help.

ps the gas lock screws on and gets tight at 9 o'clock, it can't be right back around to 6 o'clock without forcing it.(which i don't want to do)
 

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ok i dropped into the ebr. But i made the mistake of playing with that flathead screw on the side of the gas system.

Now i can't tell if the barrel is indexed properly or if i turned off the gas. The piston is a bit sluggish. (it was just cleaned oiled and wiped down/carbon removed from cylinder).
It maybe has a vacuum ?

Anything i can do to test it other than tilt test?

Also if i take that first shot and the rifle doesn't cycle what should i do next to align it?

Pic included.

Thanks for the help.
Ps the gas lock screws on and gets tight at 9 o'clock, it can't be right back around to 6 o'clock without forcing it.(which i don't want to do)

According to the picture the gas is on. Clean oil from piston and reinstall.

It is supposed to be sluggish in a tilt test.

Turn the lock around and try again.
 

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From your picture, the screw is in the right position. The piston should be dry, no oil. tonyben has some great videos on this forum on assembly and dis-assembly of the M-14 I learned quite a bit from watching them.
 
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