Never owned a Type 0 but my understanding is that it takes an actual tool, NOT simply a bullet tip. You'd have to post a pic to be sure, but I think you're referring to a buried Type 3 or Type 1 gas block if you're using a bullet to depress a detent to rotate the dial. Hell, for that matter, even a Type 2 benefits from using a bullet tip to rotate the dial, I just don't think you depress anything IIRC.When you say tool to you mean like a bullet tip to depressed the detent? I've got 2 like that. Would those be type 0 or type 1? Or is there an actual tool to adjust the type 0?
Yeah...it's genius in its adaptability and configurability. You can easily upgrade it in most cases. The Type 2 lower is really the only thing that I can think of that requires any real machining.I would compare what you have to the photos in the parts guide on RA’s website. Note that if you have a type 0 block, it would be paired with a type zero piston, which looks different from the two varieties of type 1 piston. I think I’m starting to understand some of these differences and the more I work with my XCR and look at these past stages in its evolution, the more I’m appreciating how damn smart the platform is.
Thanks Nate....I think I speak for everyone when I say we appreciate your expertise.Rehash, clarification, speculations and some "ass"umptions.
16" barrel, standard gas, type 1 block is what's pictured.
Type 0(gen 1) gas block needs a wrench to loosen a nut in order to lift then turn the gas regulator to one of the 4 positions. The rest of RA gas blocks don't require anything more than a bullet tip.
Type 1 and Type 3 blocks use the same piston head. As long as the gas length is the same, it's a direct swap.
Type 0 is a specific piston head that only works with the original style op rod. Any of the "lite" versions or without a welded foot won't work.
Type 0 and 1 use the same gas tube.
Type 3 gas tube is specific.
If you want to use the above setup in a newer gun:
Swap out the old block for a Type 3
Swap out new gas tube for a Type 1(no longer produced)
If you can't source a Type 2 BOLT quickly, I'm thinking you could chop the tail end of a Type 1 bolt off to make it compatible with the current style carrier and firing pin. I'm betting the 556 tail will still be fine for most of your shooting needs. Another member has run a Type 1 bolt in a Type 2 carrier without the Type 2 firing pin installed. I don't build guns for a living but it seems to me that setup significantly increases your chance of a OOB