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Posted: 10/18/2008 2:23:21 AM EST
When looking at dpms 308 rifles, i notice a screw in the side of the bolt carrier. what is that holding in place and has anyone yet heard of this screw backing out any ?
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 2:31:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 2:35:15 AM EST by jh308]
I believe you are talking about the Firing Pin Retaining Pin. The LR-308's use a solid pin instead of a cotter pin for this. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the original Stoner design used this as well.

ETA: It's the 4th pin from the left in the middle row:

Link Posted: 10/18/2008 2:39:30 AM EST
don't know about the Stoner design, but you're right--it's a solid pin with a small cut on the end.


(I wondered about it too when I first got mine)
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 2:57:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By jh308:
I believe you are talking about the Firing Pin Retaining Pin. The LR-308's use a solid pin instead of a cotter pin for this. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the original Stoner design used this as well.

ETA: It's the 4th pin from the left in the middle row:

i155.photobucket.com/albums/s312/jlhetrick/308boltcarrier.jpg


That is correct..

Link Posted: 10/18/2008 3:47:11 AM EST
So its not actually a screw ?
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 3:57:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Eastwood123:
So its not actually a screw ?


No it is not, the right side of it is slotted. Makes it look like a flat head screw.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 6:44:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 6:50:01 AM EST by MyakkaVice]
I think these are availible for regular size ar's as well, K&S or somebody like that makes and sells em.

Just looked at the M1S page and K&S is selling these, they call them a "Perma pin"
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 7:34:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By MyakkaVice:
I think these are availible for regular size ar's as well, K&S or somebody like that makes and sells em.

Just looked at the M1S page and K&S is selling these, they call them a "Perma pin"


Correct

www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=116
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 2:23:55 PM EST
Saw the same thing on mine and wondered how you take it down
to clean the bolt and carrier
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 4:08:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By JohnInPA:
Saw the same thing on mine and wondered how you take it down
to clean the bolt and carrier

It takes down exactly like an AR-15 bolt/bolt carrier, except you don't have to turn the cam pin 90 degrees to pull it out.
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