Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AR 15 "repair kit"

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Steve H, Mar 10, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Steve H

    Steve H Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,328
    Location:
    Southern Utah
    I have two older Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifles. Both have very few rounds down the tube. I'm thinking I would like to have some spare parts just in case. Looking at Midway is see a DPMS AR 15 repair kit with the following parts:
    A15 Disconnector
    Front Pivot Pin
    Takedown Pin
    Extractor
    Gas Rings (3)
    Firing Pin Retaining Pin (3)
    Detent (Selector)
    Takedown Detents
    Trigger Pin
    Hammer Pin
    Hammer Spring
    Trigger Spring
    AR Firing Pin
    Extractor Pin
    Gas Tube Roll Pin
    Ejector Roll Pin
    Rear Base Spring Pin
    Trigger Guard Pin
    Bolt Catch Release Pin
    Buffer Retainer Spring
    Selector Spring
    Bolt Catch Spring
    Detent Spring
    Ejector Port Cover Spring
    Front Sight Spring
    Ejector Spring
    Extractor Spring Assembly
    Disconnector Spring
    Detent Spring
    Magazine Catch Spring

    Would this be a good kit for the Bushmasters?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    A complete ready to drop in spare bolt would be high on my list.

    That, and a few spare extractor springs and bumpers, a firing pin, a couple of cotter keys, and a spare extractor are likely all you would ever need.

    Unless you take things apart and lose the pieces a lot.

    rc
     
  3. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    22,101
    that repair kit isn't a bad kit. i've bought and used a couple of them over the past decade. they're not the highest quality parts, but it's a good little package.

    use search as this topic has been done before with decent lists of what is most likely to break and need replacing
     
  4. MutinousDoug

    MutinousDoug Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Colorado
    I've replaced the gas rings, the ejector spring, the firing pin and the firing pin retaining cotter pin. Oh, and I replaced the barrel after 5K rounds. A spare bolt might come in handy and I saw a guy break a charging handle, he would have been in a bind if someone hadn't one to loan him to finish a match.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
  6. moxie

    moxie Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    3,069
    Location:
    Erath Co., TX
    Spare bolt ass'y, firing pin and retainer, charging handle. A lot of those other parts could wear out, but only after many many rounds and probably not catastrophically, so no need to keep them on hand, IMO.
     
  7. Gik-tal

    Gik-tal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Of course you know that one one part that does break or get lost is going to be the very part you do not have in your kit. But for me a complete bolt assembly, Firing Pin, Carter Pin, Hammer, Hammer Pin & and a broken shell extractor.
     
  8. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,532
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    I bought a second rifle and am thinking about a third---best spare parts kit there is.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page