*Cross-posted from hkpro.com
Let me apologize profusely before hand, I'm without a doubt a FNG... my new USC is my first H&K.
I've been taking the time to acquaint myself with my rifle, how it works, how to operate it correctly, and how to break it down and maintain it. So, naturally, I followed the instructions on how to break down the bolt. I removed the firing pin assembly as instructed by the manual. Great. Then, upon reinserting the firing pin assembly back into the bolt, I found that the back of the firing pin assembly is now flush with the rear face of the bolt! I am wondering if this is how it is supposed to be. In order for the front of the firing pin to protrude out of the bolt and hit the cartridge primer, the rear of the pin has to be pushed INTO the bolt. It would seem to me that the back of the assembly should protrude a bit from the rear face of the bolt so that the hammer can fully strike it. I've taken the pin assembly out and put it back in a hundred times now, and I've closely examined the instructions and how the pieces seem to work together, and no matter what it still comes together this way.
So my question is, is this correct, or did I really screw something up? I'd really like to make sure I have this thing together right before I even think of putting live rounds thru it.
Being the new guy sucks. Thanks in advance for any help.
I believe it supposed to be like that. Mine is and it shoots fine. Take it out and test fire it. The worse thing that could happen is a FTF.
Thanks for your reply!
I did eventually find out that it is indeed supposed to be like that.