AR 10 & .308 Lower Parts Kit
What is an AR10 lower parts kit?
Lower parts kits include a variety of internal components that go inside the lower receiver of an AR or the frame of a pistol or any gun for that matter. The kit will include everything from the trigger and fire control group, to the springs, detents and bolt catch. Usually, installing the lower parts kit is the final step to complete it into a functioning firearm.
What’s in the AR-10 Lower Parts Kit?
Inside the AR 10 lower parts kit you’ll find a variety of parts that turned your stripper lower receiver into a fully functioning firearm. You’ll find the detents and springs for takedown pins which connect the lower receiver to the upper receiver; the detent and spring to install your fire/safe selector switch; detent and spring for the bolt catch lever; spring, threaded backing and magazine release button, a mil-spec trigger and its respective springs and locking pins; the detent and spring which locks in the buffer weight and spring within the buffer tube (which is usually sold separately). Some lower parts kits will come with a pistol grip and buttstock, some won’t for those who already know what furniture they’d rather buy on their own.
How is the AR10 lower parts kit different from the one for the AR15?
When buying a lower parts kit for an AR10 from us, it is important to be aware that they are guaranteed to only work for rifle builds chambered in .308 WIN, 7.62 NATO, 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Winchester or other popular AR-10/LR-308 chamberings. Make sure that you don’t get duped and buy a lower parts kit that is either ‘mil-spec’ or for the DPMS pattern to fit an AR10/AR308 80 lower receiver.
Many of the parts in both the AR-15 and AR-10 lower parts kits are one and the same. Of the parts that are different and not compatible across the different lower receivers are the following:
- bolt catch
- bolt catch roll pin
- pivot pin
- takedown pin
For a complete list of all the parts that are and aren’t shared between the AR15 and AR10 parts compatibility, see our blog on that.