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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/10/2005 6:32:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 6:02:53 PM EDT by NMGlocker]
---PIC REMOVED, cause it was eating too much of my bandwidth---

This machined solid steel pin was wedged in between the bolt pin and the carrier, preventing the bolt from retracting into the carrier.
It is approx. 1/16" diameter and 5/16" long. Machined surface and ends (not broken).
It's not one of the lower detents, and it's not the extractor pin. I have no idea what it is, or where it came from. And how the hell did it end up inside the bolt carrier?
WTF is it?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:34:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:45:25 PM EDT
That's my first guess also.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:48:44 PM EDT
It looks like the pin that holds the extrtactor.

Ejector retainer pin is a roll pin.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:51:41 PM EDT
looks like the builder may have dropped a pin into the works and forgotten about it. I wouldn't worry about it unless it gouged the crap out of something in the rifle
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:58:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 8:12:02 PM EDT by NMGlocker]
I was the builder.
It ran fine for several magazines today. It was when I started to load my carry ammo that the bolt carrier wouldn't go forward. After dissasembly I found this.
It's not the extractor pin from the bolt, already checked that.
It will still eject cases so I'm guessing its not the ejector pin.
btw: Colt bolt and bolt carrier.
I just compared it to the extractor pin, it's a bit smaller diameter and shorter than an extractor pin.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:18:57 PM EDT
It was sabotage. Blame the dog.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:24:47 PM EDT
F'in dog.........
What's scary is, even if its not an AR part......... it looks like a gun part. It had to fall out of somewhere.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:26:24 PM EDT


No clue at all....There really isn't anything else that could come from inside. Any chance it fell into a mag or something and got loaded in?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 8:14:26 PM EDT
save it for a while, one day you will prob be like hmm why is this missing a pin?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:18:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Parabellium:
save it for a while, one day you will prob be like hmm why is this missing a pin?

Like two days after you throw it out
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 2:43:00 PM EDT
I discovered what it is!
The roll pin on the forward assist sheared, allowing the spring detent to come out!
This is the forward assist spring detent.
I polished up a new forward assist and made sure it doesn't bind up and installed.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:41:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:13:15 PM EDT
You probably let my son shoot it. He can break anything.

So can firefighters, guess that means he'll be a firefighter.

Oh well, could do lots worse.

Glad you figured it out.

Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:07:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 12:10:18 AM EDT by Dano523]

Originally Posted By Tweak:
I was wondering if that was what it was........

no I wasn't

Too funny, I just chalked it up as a SEP (someone else’s problem), and never even gave it a second thought until you brought it back up.

P.S. I would have still blamed the dog for it anyway.
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