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Posted: 9/28/2004 5:01:48 PM EDT
Can you swap these between uppers?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:09:29 PM EDT
Most honest answer: Maybe

It depends on the wear. Check the head spacing on the bolt. See if there is unusual wear on the carrier/charging handle. If not you should be good to go.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:10:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 5:12:05 PM EDT by glockguy40]
All AR-15 parts are interchangable. All parts should be mil-spec and change from one rifle to another.... except for certain colt parts which are not mil-spec. Colt has non-standard fire control pins and non-standard take down pins on some of their rifles.

You should be just fine with the charging handle, bolt and carrier fitting in any rifle.

Edited: Vinnie is correct... parts that have become out of spec due to excessive wear may not fit exactly right.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:11:43 PM EDT
Carriers can be swapped between rifles just not the Bolt.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:12:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:07:02 PM EDT
So I probably shouldn't be a cheapass and buy a new bolt/carrier/handle for my new upper.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:26:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigkracka:
So I probably shouldn't be a cheapass and buy a new bolt/carrier/handle for my new upper.




Honestly, eventually you'll end up with another lower, so then you'll have 2 ARs. It's inevitable.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:00:34 PM EDT

Honestly, eventually you'll end up with another lower, so then you'll have 2 ARs. It's inevitable.



I've been there before... and he's right.

Jay
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:06:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By model927:

Carriers can be swapped between rifles just not the Bolt.




Not true.


Assuming all parts are quality, and not worn out, you can swap bolts.


Some places bulk clean AR bolts, so they go back into guns at random.


Getting a headspace guage is probably a good idea if the parts have much wear.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:07:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigkracka:

So I probably shouldn't be a cheapass and buy a new bolt/carrier/handle for my new upper.




At least get a new bolt if you are going to switching back and forth between uppers.


The bolt is the critical part, and you should have a spare one anyway
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