Site Notices
10/30/2014 3:55:04 PM
Author
Message
amd_dude
Offline
Posts: 236
Feedback: 100% (6)
Posted: 7/17/2009 9:13:14 AM
I have a colt 6920 that I'm trying to clean. I've never had a problem removing the cam pin, but today it refuses to rotate. I have pushed the bolt back into the bolt carrier so the pin comes down, but it only twists a little bit. Took a pair of pliers and gently tried to rotate it but that won't work either. Does anyone have a suggestion?
sleepercaprice1
Member
Offline
Posts: 2344
Feedback: 100% (11)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 9:16:34 AM
You do have the firing pin out, right?
cubu
Offline
Posts: 49
Feedback: 100% (2)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 9:29:11 AM

Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
You do have the firing pin out, right?


amd_dude
Offline
Posts: 237
Feedback: 100% (6)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 9:48:41 AM
Originally Posted By cubu:

Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
You do have the firing pin out, right?




Yeaahhh that was the problem. Thanks for correcting my foolishness
wildearp
Pie, it's what's for dinner!
Offline
Posts: 15428
Feedback: 100% (36)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 9:59:23 AM
If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room!
Semper Fi, do or die!
NRA Life Member
SASS Life Member
kcolg30

Offline
Posts: 3779
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 11:35:20 AM
[Last Edit: 7/17/2009 11:37:13 AM by kcolg30]
Originally Posted By amd_dude:
Originally Posted By cubu:

Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
You do have the firing pin out, right?




Yeaahhh that was the problem. Thanks for correcting my foolishness


Old_Town
Member
Offline
Posts: 127
Feedback: 100% (1)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 11:53:59 AM
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Originally Posted By amd_dude:
Originally Posted By cubu:

Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
You do have the firing pin out, right?




Yeaahhh that was the problem. Thanks for correcting my foolishness




I did the same thing the other night. I was talking to my son and not paying attention. Finally I looked down and saw no firing pin.........dumb I know.
tbougie1
Member
Offline
Posts: 1237
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 1:15:08 PM
And they trust you guys with rifles?????



Just kidding, last week finished cleanig and saw the firing pin on the bench after re-assembly...shit happens we are all guilty....
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
SkagSig40
Member
Offline
Posts: 8346
Feedback: 100% (15)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/17/2009 3:00:16 PM
That happened to me once and after a while I through the gun down my driveway.........
JonLSU
Member
Offline
Posts: 1465
Feedback: 100% (69)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/19/2009 6:55:21 PM
At work we carry M4's that you have to check out, so 3 or 4 guys are assigned to checkout a gun. I went to check mine out to qualify with it and when I got to the range, I took it out of the car and heard a rattle. Took it apart and someone who had qual'd with it the day before had put the bcg back together, except they put the cam pin in, then the firing pin retainer clip, and then the firing pin. So nothing was holding the FP in there and it was just flopping around. I'm glad it was on a qual day and not on something serious where I would've needed to shoot at someone.
eng208
Offline
Posts: 324
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/19/2009 10:37:26 PM
Originally Posted By JonLSU:
At work we carry M4's that you have to check out, so 3 or 4 guys are assigned to checkout a gun. I went to check mine out to qualify with it and when I got to the range, I took it out of the car and heard a rattle. Took it apart and someone who had qual'd with it the day before had put the bcg back together, except they put the cam pin in, then the firing pin retainer clip, and then the firing pin. So nothing was holding the FP in there and it was just flopping around. I'm glad it was on a qual day and not on something serious where I would've needed to shoot at someone.

Maybe, but most likely they just didn't push the firing pin all the way in before pushing the firing pin retainer in. That happened to me one time, caught it on the function check post reassembly. Dry fire didn't sound right. Opened it back up and found the problem pretty quickly Made the statement to myself" That's why I do a function check"

240shwag
Offline
Posts: 144
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 7/20/2009 3:16:43 PM
Originally Posted By eng208:
Originally Posted By JonLSU:
At work we carry M4's that you have to check out, so 3 or 4 guys are assigned to checkout a gun. I went to check mine out to qualify with it and when I got to the range, I took it out of the car and heard a rattle. Took it apart and someone who had qual'd with it the day before had put the bcg back together, except they put the cam pin in, then the firing pin retainer clip, and then the firing pin. So nothing was holding the FP in there and it was just flopping around. I'm glad it was on a qual day and not on something serious where I would've needed to shoot at someone.

Maybe, but most likely they just didn't push the firing pin all the way in before pushing the firing pin retainer in. That happened to me one time, caught it on the function check post reassembly. Dry fire didn't sound right. Opened it back up and found the problem pretty quickly Made the statement to myself" That's why I do a function check"



I did that once too. Now I close the bolt like its in battery before inserting the retaining pin.