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    Dissecting Lage Upper

    As an owner of the M-11/9mm, you kinda need to be a tinkerer. I've enjoyed my SK upper, but now it's time to open it up and mod the shit out of it. Not really, but I want to do something different with the front rail and the hand blocker piece.

    How does this thing come apart? All of the screws are out, but it's not coming apart. I wanted to make sure there's not an easy, magical way to break it loose before I go gorilla on it. Thanks!

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    take the barrel out
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    Quote Originally Posted by chili17 View Post
    take the barrel out
    Is it pinned or just tight? Thanks for the quick response.

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    just tight
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    One thing I did with my sk upper was getting a mk2 barrel from lage and having it cut down and a 3 lug installed over it by tsc machine(same way they do hk94 cut downs). Stock barrel wasn't long enough. This way I could run my existing 3lug cans like the gsl phoenix.

    Something to consider if you are tricking out an upper. Mine got an interesting paint job as well using gun candy.

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    Be very careful with the hex screws. They are easy to bugger up. Be sure to get replacements and not re-install any that you do mess up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccosby View Post
    One thing I did with my sk upper was getting a mk2 barrel from lage and having it cut down and a 3 lug installed over it by tsc machine(same way they do hk94 cut downs). Stock barrel wasn't long enough. This way I could run my existing 3lug cans like the gsl phoenix.

    Something to consider if you are tricking out an upper. Mine got an interesting paint job as well using gun candy.
    Pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    Be very careful with the hex screws. They are easy to bugger up. Be sure to get replacements and not re-install any that you do mess up.
    Yeah, that happened. Super soft. Will definitely be replacing them with something that's a bit harder.

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    IIRC they are loc-tited too. My machinist friend that altered my SK even stripped them so don't feel bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecestu View Post
    Pics?


    Don't think I have a picture without the can on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccosby View Post


    Don't think I have a picture without the can on it.
    Sweet. Thanks. I just use my 45 Tirant. Works fine for 9mm.

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    Went with the path of least resistance. I'm sure there's an engineering reason why Lage included a rail that long, but when the trigger spring failed, I couldn't take the upper off to analyze the issue without removing the rail, which, while at the range, was a complete pain in the ass. I just need one notch to hold the vfg, so I'll call it good.


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    You'll miss that slot if you ever start to fear for your fingers, but you can buy the replacement part from Lage anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccosby View Post
    One thing I did with my sk upper was getting a mk2 barrel from lage and having it cut down and a 3 lug installed over it by tsc machine(same way they do hk94 cut downs). Stock barrel wasn't long enough. This way I could run my existing 3lug cans like the gsl phoenix.

    Something to consider if you are tricking out an upper. Mine got an interesting paint job as well using gun candy.
    Did lage change anything between max11k and sk. I use a gemtech mk9k three lug on my 11k with no mods to the upper, installed the 3lug adapter and everything worked with no problems

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