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Posted: 7/17/2009 4:13:14 AM EST
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?

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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 4:16:34 AM EST
You do have the firing pin out, right?

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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 4:29:11 AM EST

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



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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 4:48:41 AM EST
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

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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 4:59:23 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 6:35:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2009 6:37:13 AM EST 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



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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 6:53:59 AM EST
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.

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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 8:15:08 AM EST
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....
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Link Posted: 7/17/2009 10:00:16 AM EST
That happened to me once and after a while I through the gun down my driveway.........

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Link Posted: 7/19/2009 1:55:21 PM EST
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.

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Link Posted: 7/19/2009 5:37:26 PM EST
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"


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Link Posted: 7/20/2009 10:16:43 AM EST
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.

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