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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/3/2001 7:39:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2001 7:01:08 PM EDT by Only_Hits_Count]
"Do not interchange bolt assemblies or other components fron one weapon to another. Doing so may result in injury to, or death of, personnel.

sorry- thats "weapon" not weapom-damn 14 inch monitors.
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 10:04:18 PM EDT
Done it MANY times with ARs...no ill effects whatsoever. Other guns are different, but this being AR15.com, I would think that is the pertinent info.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 4:32:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:
"Do not interchange bolt assemblies or other components fron one weapom to another. Doing so may result in injury to, or death of, personnel.



Bullshit. A very small amount of increased wear, possibly. Injuy & death, bullshit.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:41:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 10:54:50 AM EDT
For awhile I'd built several upper configurations to help me decide what best worked for me, & only had 1 bolt carrier assy. Never a problem - of course, all parts were Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 12:11:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2001 12:04:13 PM EDT by Watch-Six]
I've done it many times...and somehow I'm still alive. Amazing. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:03:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2001 4:55:31 PM EDT by Vinnie]
No, he's right...I'm still having trouble getting the Enfield bolt out of my Swedish Mauser.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:19:43 PM EDT
Vennie,I had the same problem , use a big hammer. Then I found out it should work fine in your Springfield.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:26:18 PM EDT
I would agree on a HK rifle but very slim chances on other weapons. If you have seen Model 1 sales at gun shows they just go and grab parts and put them in a bag. People have several different AR uppers and use the same bolt.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 7:13:30 PM EDT
Hey, I never said that was my opinion.
Several other people asked about swapping bolts and assemblies.
The phrase in question came from U.S.M.C. TM 05538c-23&P/2
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 7:55:05 PM EDT
If I am not mistaken, the headspacing on an AR is on the barrel as opposed to headspacing the bolt head.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 10:36:23 PM EDT
I don't know what you're talking about. If you use a hydrolic press, you can get just about any bolt in an AR15.
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 1:49:20 AM EDT
"Do not interchange bolt assemblies or other components fron one weapon to another. Doing so may result in injury to, or death of, personnel".



I was trying to remember where I saw the above text, so I looked it up in the reference material I have on the AR15/M16.

I found this very sentence in the U.S. MARINE CORPS TECHNICAL MANUAL TM 05538C-23&P/2 on page 2-18
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