2 Position Recoil Tube for M1014
I am looking to buy a collapsible stock for my husbands 1014. I found a 2 position recoil tube assembly that the seller says will allow the use of the collapsible stock in 3 positions. Is this what I need? Any help is appreciated.
If you already have the skeleton stock and are just looking for the recoil tube to allow the stock to collapse, then the 2 position tube is the correct part.
The third collapsible position that the seller is talking about may be the disassembly notch, which will lightly hold the stock in that location, but it is not a good idea to fire from this position.
I bought my 2 position tube from Numrich. There you can get either the complete assembly or just plain tube. If you buy the plain tube, you are going to need to transplant the recoil spring and other parts from the factory tube.
I bought the plain tube, but have been unable to remove the factory tube from my Limited Edition M1014. Just be aware that removal of the factory part can be a bit tricky.
Here's a link to the part I bought.
My M4 (11707) has a open, closed and middle position. I've seen tubes that are just open or closed.
The Numrich part has 3 notches; 2 for open and closed positions, 3rd "odd" notch is disassembly notch.
OEM 11707 tube has 4 notches; 3 for open, mid and closed positions, 4th "odd" notch is disassembly notch.
Additionally you will notice 2 "scribe rings on the Numrich part, and 3 "scribe" rings on the OEM part. They serve as "index" lines to eliminate guesswork on where to rotate the stock back into a "chosen" position.