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Broke my AR again.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FL-NC, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. FL-NC

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    Yet another first- a sheared bolt lug on a civilian AR that has never seen full auto fire. I saw this from time to time in the army on M4A1 carbines, almost overwhelmingly on those that had seen excess full auto during range "shenanigans" (because there is little application for such activity, and even less application for it to be done in any significant amount). This is from a gun I built for training/range use about 18 years ago. No idea how many rounds have been through it, but I have shot out 3 barrels so far. I have noticed that things are breaking more often on it as of late- 2 weeks ago, it wouldn't eject. When I removed the ejector spring, it came out in 9 pieces. I have also broke various pins, trigger group components, gas rings, a buffer, and so on.
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  2. troy fairweather

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    id say you got your use for that bolt, at lest there cheap. where id the broken piece go after it broke. i guess you can call these things consumibles
     
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    18 years and 3 barrels I'd say you got your money's worth out of that big. Maybe it's time for a complete overhaul. Might be able to burn out 3ore barrels.
     
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    I currently have 5 spare rounds rolled up in my grip storage, but Ive been thinking about switching to the extra bolt carrier (center)......:)
     
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    just use an A2 stock and fit all of it lol.
     
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    Gun.Deals had ads for bolts for decent prices.
     
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    That's what always annoyed me about those photos: I don't want to choose! Give me a stock that holds all of these modules!

    Also: we do enough FOF stuff, now I am paranoid about live rounds in secret compartments. More to check for, dammit.
     
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    Sounds like its deserving of a full rebuild lol.

    Ive never put enough rounds thru an AR to come even close to waring out the expendables.
     
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    PSA has full auto complete BCG for $50, might be time...
     
  11. troy fairweather

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    oh they still have them i thought that was over.
     
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  12. stillquietvoice

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    Don't think you'll need it until 2037
     
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    My buddy has seen it more than once in guns traded in to his shop. One guy had rounds in both grips,the stock, AND shoved into the battery compartment on the attached light!
     
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    I gotta wonder how useful 3-7 extra rounds in places you can easily get to them really are.
    Im with the guys who are inclined to carry batteries, parts....or maybe a candybar....id buy that grip module
     
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    What kind of grip uses those cores? I'm using the Lone Star Ordnance Stowaway II grip in most of my builds (it's long out of production), but it doesn't have those neat holders.

    The FAL has a cleaning kit in the grip, and so does the Daewoo K2 (which copied that feature from the FAL).
     
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    i have found money and old hunting licenses under butt plates. it's a old idea to squirrel away things. my best fine was a 1923 $5 silver certificate and a new york resident hunting licence and trapping licence from 1924, they were in a remington model 30 from 24 or 25. they were returned to the hunters grandson
     
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    ..... how did I not know about these things!
    Someone is getting some of my money I think.

    gotta be honest though: not sure why on the lube one.
     
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    It was in the gun. very strange- the gun malfunctioned on the 29th round in my last mag. I loaded the last remaining round in and fired it. I guess that's when it broke- on that 29th round.
     
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    I just run it until something else breaks.
     
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    I would need a space to hold a complete extra AR at the rate I'm breaking things on this!
     
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    They are dsigned to fit the standard Magpul MOE and MIAD pistol grips.

    They make one for an oiler bottle too.
     
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    Already threw a new one in it. Milspec- just like the one that broke lol.
     
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    under the butt plates, it's a very common place around here to put money.
     
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    Shoot more!
     
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