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Posted: 3/29/2006 6:02:14 PM EST
Thanks for all the help--- when I pull back on the charging handle about an inch it meets resistance. Is the bolt catching on something? or is this normal? I did put some slylicon (sp) grease on the tube walls but that shouldn' t hang the bolt up in this particular spot.
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Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:35:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 4:05:11 PM EST by Dano523]
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:43:52 AM EST
I had this problem with one of my new rifles, but it was the Charging Handle rubbing on the top of the stock

It went away after a short time.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:29:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Maybe the carrier dragging on the hammer.



+1 That's my guess.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:08:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dano523:
You have about 1” of free play in the charging handle until it engauges the key to pull the B/C back. On New rifles, the bolt lugs must mate with the barrel extension lugs, and it is normal to have to use the Forward assist to relock the bolt. In time the two lug area’s will mate, and you should able to unlock the bolt, then release the charging handle and have the bolt relock home.



Actually if you look closely, the charging handle doesn't pull the bolt carrier back from the gas key. The charging handle ledge engages the raised "lip" right in front of the gas key.
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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:08:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 5:28:07 PM EST by Dano523]
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Yep, the CH pulls the carrier by that lip, not the gas key.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:55:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 5:28:25 PM EST by Dano523]
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[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 7:06:31 PM EST by j3_]
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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:27:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:52:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 3:53:36 AM EST by go4it]
Gosh, sorry I've got a couple of threads going here. The resistance is felt after about an inch of pull back on the charging handle. This after the hammer is already cocked. It feels like something is catching and resistence is increased. This does not effect the operation of the gun but you would think a smooth consistent resistance on the spring would allow for better operation. Maybe this will go away after time? This is all I know. I took it apart and put grease in the tube but it did not help. Maybe the buffer weight is hanging up on the detent pin?

Thanks for all the help.
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[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:05:57 PM EST by menof2amendment]
Is the firing pin retaining pin inserted in the bolt carrier from the correct side? If not, it will protrude against the receiver wall and drag/hang.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:04:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By menof2amendment:
Is the firing pin retaining pin inserted in the bolt carrier from the correct side? If not, it will protrude against the receiver wall and drag/hang.

Most bolt carriers that I have seen have made this almost impossible to do by having a recess on the proper side and only a small hole for the ends on the other. So if you did manage to get the pin in from the wrong side, it would be unlikely that you'd get it back into the receiver.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:29:14 PM EST
I took solvent and washed everything out including soaking the bolt. Now the bolt slides more freely. I'm not shure why the resistance is still felt after about an inch pull back on the CH but something hangs it up. I presume that is normal but for the life of me I don't know what it's catching on that resistance is increased. Not that it matters.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:15:20 PM EST
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