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 Chrome bolt carrier group
bjurkovski  [Member]
4/5/2005 5:06:15 PM
Anyone know where I can find a M16 chrome bolt carrier group with the firing pin shroud (not DPMS)
rockytherotty  [Team Member]
4/5/2005 6:41:01 PM
Smith Enterprises makes them. For some reason they are'nt on their website right now though. Maybe give them a call?
RoostAR  [Member]
4/5/2005 9:42:44 PM
Brownell's was out of them for awhile, but it looks like they have the Smith Enterprises chromed Bolt's and carriers back in stock.
M4bangr  [Team Member]
4/5/2005 10:17:51 PM
I have a Smith Enterprises chrome carrier, it is the AR15 model with a full circle rear, but it does not have a shrouded firing pin. Maybe the M16 model does, not sure. But it's a very cool carrier.

I also have a Young MFG chrome carrier, it does have the shrouded firing pin and full circle rear. It's also very cool.

If I had to pick one over the other, it would be the Young MFG carrier because the machining is a little better. Can't go wrong with either though. But I would definitely go with a Colt bolt. Hands down none better.

Hope this helps.
bjurkovski  [Member]
4/6/2005 11:45:58 AM
M4bangr, where did you get your young MFG carrier? I think I found one at SOG Armory but they have some crap about M16 carriers being illegal in AR15's and they won't sell without an "M16 permit". I'm not looking for full auto I just want the added reliability of the extra weight with the M16 bolt and I know full well it's perfectly legal
M4bangr  [Team Member]
4/6/2005 12:16:27 PM
From what I understand it is perfectly legal. Don't always believe what THEY tell you.

I got mine from Ameetec Arms, one of the dealers here. It supposedly has a little tighter tolerances than other carriers.
rockytherotty  [Team Member]
4/6/2005 1:51:09 PM
The Smith M16 carrier does have the shrouded firing pin, I have one. (and it's in a AR )
Specop_007  [Member]
4/6/2005 2:40:29 PM
Del-ton

Del-Ton has the chromed carriers, as well as titanium nitride carriers.
bjurkovski  [Member]
4/6/2005 5:21:59 PM
I think Del-Ton carries the DMPS carrier if I'm not mistaken and I'm really trying to avoid the DMPS carrier. I went into the local gun store and look at a DPMS carrier and it looks like my 5 year old made it with a chisel and hammer. I mean there were tool marks all over the thing and I’m not so sure about how durable the finish is.
scottinhawaii  [Member]
4/6/2005 6:14:34 PM
I'm not certain what a shrouded firing pin is but I do have a Young MFG. Chrome Bolt and Bolt Carrier for sale. Email me if you're interested.
M4bangr  [Team Member]
4/6/2005 7:18:17 PM

Originally Posted By bjurkovski:
I think Del-Ton carries the DMPS carrier if I'm not mistaken and I'm really trying to avoid the DMPS carrier. I went into the local gun store and look at a DPMS carrier and it looks like my 5 year old made it with a chisel and hammer. I mean there were tool marks all over the thing and I’m not so sure about how durable the finish is.



I think you are right about Del-Ton and DPMS. I haven't heard too many good things about chrome DPMS stuff, although I'm sure many people out there have them.