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Posted: 2/18/2006 2:54:30 PM EDT
Ok... I was in the Army and had my M-16 and cleaned it with the products I was told to. Well... I got an AR-15 a couple months ago and after I went to the range with it I cleaned it. I used a copper-like brush on the bolt carrier and it seemed to take the black coating off of it. Now it seems to have a rust-ish hue to it and I'm afraid I made a big mistake.

Here are some pictures of it that I took today:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2193/arfinishproblembolt21806croppe1.jpg

Did I ruin my bolt carrier assembly or will it be ok? Just keep it CLP'd?
Thank you,
Newbie... Todd
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 2:58:22 PM EDT
I'm guessing that's the copper getting on the carrier, not the other way around...

lube it up and don't worry about it.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:25:01 PM EDT
You didn't scratch the carrier, that the brush rubbing off on it. once your done using that brush, use a plastic bristled brush over it to take the coloring off. It will be black again.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:32:44 PM EDT
I generally wipe it off with a RAG.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:41:05 PM EDT
+1
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:42:31 PM EDT
You will be fine. Shoot and dont worry.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:15:18 PM EDT
It's no good anymore...Send it to me and I'll dispose of it properly...
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:57:05 PM EDT
it will be fine. Shoot it and have fun
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:15:15 PM EDT
I've seen worst looking bolt carriers on my unit's M16s, and they were good to go. Lube it, put it back inside and don't worry.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:18:20 PM EDT
Butches Bore shine will remove the copper from the carrier.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:23:13 PM EDT
Clean it thoroughly using "Kroil" brand penetrating oil and wipe off any excess. Get some Neco brand "Moly Slide" grease and put it on a rag and burnish it into the carrier outside diameter leaving a little dab on the sliding contact surfaces. By the time you've burnished in the Moly Slide, the marks pictured will probably be gone. Maybe even burnish a little Moly Slide in your trigger sear area as well. Go shoot 2000 rounds and repeat.
In my opinion, don't buy the high priced magic snake oil products, many of which can be corrosive. One key is if they claim their formula is so secret that they can't tell you what's in it, you can bet it is a load of bullshit. Kroil brand penetrating oil and a dab of Moly slide are all you will ever need to make an AR function as intended.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:52:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
I generally wipe it off with a RAG.




+1
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:04:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
I generally wipe it off with a RAG.



You need the Acme Arms bolt carrier brush, $24.99 at Brounell's.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:06:09 PM EDT
You're fine. You can probably get that off with a copper solvent. It ain't rust.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:53:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:
You're fine. You can probably get that off with a copper solvent. It ain't rust.



+1
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:42:40 AM EDT
Wow... You guys are great. Thanks for all the advice.
Todd
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:44:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Originally Posted By markm:
I generally wipe it off with a RAG.



You need the Acme Arms bolt carrier brush, $24.99 at Brounell's.



No cleaning kit is complete without it!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:18:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasTodd:
Ok... I was in the Army and had my M-16 and cleaned it with the products I was told to.



You are now permitted to think for yourself, listen to the advice on this website.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:18:02 PM EDT
Hey, give him a break...... you know your bolt carrier group is "clean" when it's all bare silver.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:20:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
I've seen worst looking bolt carriers on my unit's M16s, and they were good to go. Lube it, put it back inside and don't worry.



You bet! I'll second that! Hell my carrier got pitting on it! And it still go's bang!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:54:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PDshooter:

Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
I've seen worst looking bolt carriers on my unit's M16s, and they were good to go. Lube it, put it back inside and don't worry.



You bet! I'll second that! Hell my carrier got pitting on it! And it still go's bang!



Ha! Yep.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:09:18 PM EDT
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