Good morning all.
I bought a new Smith Enterprise SEI Socom 16 gas lock to fit my new Springfield Armory Socom 16 muzzle.
I installed it but I met two problems.
Firts of all the gas lock wrench I had bought in the past at Brownells could hardly fit the new Smith Ent. part.
I had to use a rubber mallet to get the wrench working and, since it's in alloy, it scratched the new gas lock sides.
The same wrench is perfectly fitting the original Springfield Armory gas lock instead.
Secondly it took me a lot of effort to thread it over the the muzzle. I had to use lots of oil and to thread in it one turn clockwise and half turn counter clockwise and I got the impression that it was like the new gas lock was tapping a new thread.
Finally I could thread it in all but I'm sure it will hard to unthread it again for maintenance.
The question is: are Smith Enterprise parts all like that which I think are out of Mil-Spec size or maybe I received a faulty part instead ?
The original Springfield Armory gas lock can be threaded in just using two fingers without effort.
Thank you in advance.
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