dissasembled my ptr and now cant get it back together never had a problem before bolt head is stuck to the carrier cant even dissasemble it and the rollers are in the out position prohibiting me from sliding it back into the reciever any help in resolving this would be great
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February 28, 2009, 10:10 AM
nvm got it
February 28, 2009, 10:15 AM
There are a couple of you tube videos that show how do get that one done if you have trouble again.
February 28, 2009, 12:31 PM
The springs on the G3 bolt carrier retention lever are so strong that it is easy to push the bolt head down too far. That is what has happened to you.
PTR made a bolt carrier tool, but I don't see it on their site anymore. The tool holds down that lever on the carrier (I don't know the name) that holds the bolt head in place.
Before I purchased the PTR carrier tool, I had to use my "quick grip" clamp to push the roller lugs back into the bolt head. The locking piece inside the bolt head has an inclined surface. Pushing the roller lugs down onto the cam surface will force the bolt head forward. Once forward you can rotate to its proper location with the lugs retracted.
I used my quick grip clamp because 1) I have one, 2) the jaws are padded, and 3) it had enough leverage to force the roller lugs down.