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Old July 05, 2019, 18:40   #1
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DSA para trigger housing/lower does not like the non-DSA cover

Thanks to gunplumber's explanations (I can find the thread), I learned how to machined the hole to fit a paratrooper cover, and modified a DSA receiver I had for quite a while:


When I try to attach the DSA trigger housing, it does not close.


So I decided to do some probulating and saw the factory cover has a tab on the back which is a bit too tall to hit the hole in the trigger housing:


If we compare the DSA hole (you can see the horizontal marking just above it)

with the hole in a proper housing

the factory housing is much more, ahem, accommodating. Should I modify the DSA housing to match the factory one?
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Old July 05, 2019, 19:08   #2
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I'd use the factory lower. Why would you change?
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Old July 05, 2019, 21:02   #3
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Swapping Steel for aluminum?
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Old July 05, 2019, 21:55   #4
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Use a Dremel with the small diameter sanding drum. Go slow and test fit often. It'll fit when you achieve enough clearance.
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Old July 05, 2019, 22:00   #5
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As noted, the DSA is not properly made for the locator pin on the back of a real cover. Nothing new, it's one of the corners they cut on their para parts sets. If you want to fire up the mill the cut is simple.

If not...

Just grind the offending pin off the back of the cover and you're good to go.






Me, I'd just delete the offending lower from my inventory and keep the factory part. Why downgrade if it's not really necessary?
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Old July 06, 2019, 00:18   #6
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As noted, the DSA is not properly made for the locator pin on the back of a real cover. Nothing new, it's one of the corners they cut on their para parts sets.
This. Not hard to incorporate with a dremel and file.

I do wonder what the point of it is on a factory para.
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Old July 19, 2019, 07:15   #7
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I could probably cut that ramp with a file; I have one that is not only the right width but also its sides are smooth. However, for now I decided to be lazy and ordered a DSA cover:

If I have problems down the line, I can revisit the situation.

Fun fact: I chose that receiver from my collection since it seemed to line up on that tab thingie just ahead the release lever.

With that said, I do apologize for not putting a bottle on the picture; I took it on my table, not on the floor. However, I did have the decency of taking the picture before cutting my toenails. Unfortunately they were neither filthy enough or fungus-infested. That is a cross I must carry to the grave.

And, yes, I am a hobbit.
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