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Posted: 2/21/2006 5:05:21 PM EDT
I just recently purchased a Bushmaster M4 Carbine with 14.5" Barrel. After shooting it for the first time with wolf ammo no less, I wanted to scrub it down and remove all the grime. After giving it a good cleaning I reassembled it and oiled the bolt and charged the gun. The bolt went all the way to the stock, but wouldnt move, nor would it dislodge from the buttstock. I looked down and to my disbelief, I saw the recoil spring on the ground. I had forgotten to re-install it before assembling my rifle! I thought I had permenantly damaged my new toy. After trying to dislodge the bolt from the stock and removing the take down pins the bolt still was jammed. I finally pointed the muzzle directly and the carpet and gave it a good whack and it came loose. I must have drank 5 beers and sweat about 5 pounds in the belief I had ruined my rife. Everything is fine now, no problems. I just thought this was a funny story to share in case anyone else encountered this problem.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:15:39 PM EDT
I can say I did that so dont feel bad. Something felt like it was binding so I took the spring out. Stupid, Stupid.... STUPID! Anyways I removed the stock to undo it and all is good now, live and learn.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:02:49 AM EDT
NEVER remove take kown pins with the bolt locked to the rear... pins and springs will leaarn to fly.
personal experience
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