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Posted: 1/28/2006 10:51:34 AM EDT
I have a problem with the bolt catch buffer. I am putting together an ar and have a problem with the bolt catch buffer being too deep in the hole. It does have spring tension behind it however the tension is not enough to push the bolt catch buffer out far enough for the bolt catch to have sufficient tension. My problem is I can't get it back out (the bolt catch buffer). Are there any suggestions? I have tried shaking it out, tried to get it with a pick, magnet etc. Don't know what else to try. Any input will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 2:00:24 PM EDT
There is some production debre in the hole that you didn't clean out (milling bur or part of anodizing). When you get the buffer out, chase the channel with a drill bit to clean it up.

As for getting it out, an air compressor with a thin tip blow device should work to get some pressure under the buffer to jar it out.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:14:15 PM EDT
Put the wrong spring in there by any chance?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:19:10 PM EDT
I had a similar problem with that spring. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=260160
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:54:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MyakkaVice:
Put the wrong spring in there by any chance?



No
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:59:02 PM EDT
Thanks. I will try again tomorrow.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 8:42:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Easy_E:
I had a similar problem with that spring. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=260160




Wound up drilling the hole. It worked. Bought another spring and buffer, put it together and now I am good to go. Thanks to all for the advice!
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