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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #11
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If you have another bolt override and haven't determined the cause (ammo, mags, worn or damaged part, incorrect gunsmithing- if the weapon has had any of its operating components modified or replaced), have a Colt certified armorer go over the carbine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #12
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With respect to long fingers for those that have them, place tip of middle finger squarely on face of bolt, use middle finger to push bolt back, run charging handle forward to push the cartridge or casing out. Don't use any more force than is necessary. Doesn't take long, doesn't require any tools, and most men can do it.
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Well I got the round out. Had to tap the bolt back with a piece of dowl rod and the round popped out. No visible damage or anything. Thanks all for the advice lol
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:30 AM   #14
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By the way the mag was a pretty new pmag and the ammo was pmc. Ndver had a feed issue before so I think it was just an out of nowhere thing. If anyone has any ideas on y it happened share please.
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"No visible damage or anything."

Any chance your heart will be beating just a little bit harder next time you pull that trigger? Mine would be...
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Not too nervous about it...yet. Took it to a gunsmith after I got it out to inspect it. Figures it is ok. But I guess I'll know for sure when I pull the trigger n let it bark.
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eric1229, bolt override malfunctions have a variety of causes and it's possible to intentionally or unintentionally induce one. The only question is what you did while the malfunction happened and what you did after.

The majority of issues that firearms experience are the result of bad ammunition or bad magazines.

You stated that the magazine was a brand new PMAG. Use the same magazine on your next range trip and see if you have the same problem with the same ammunition. Also, take some M193 from a different manufacturer if you have any available. If you have problems feeding PMC from that PMAG but not Federal XM193, for example, then you probably have an ammunition problem. If you have the same problem with both types of ammunition, you probably have a bad magazine or there may be something wrong with the springs or bolt in your carbine.

As we still don't know the round count on your carbine's springs and bolt, it's hard to say whether or not it's time to replace any parts on your carbine. All machine tools, to include a Colt AR-15, have service lives, after which time you can expect degraded performance.
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Drop mag.
Pull on charging handle while slamming the buttstock on a bench like a pogo stick. It may take a few slams but it will eventually drive the bolt and carrier out of the way.

Do make sure the chamber is empty. Engage the safety if you can, as well before beginning the above operation.
Bingo...

M4's are tough...just fully collapse your adjustable stock then pogo slam the snot out it until your bolt yanks clear.

These rifles are built for grunts and though I've seen Infantrymen break everything from nods to batyonetts, I've never seen a broken rifle...she can take it...

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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try some other ammo and see if that is a problem (even though it has not prev been an issue). The firearm over all has prob a little under 1k rounds through it, it's my newer ar platform rifle (purchased on Black Friday 2012, well cleaned and oiled). After I got the round cleared I did notice the bcg was pretty dry though, maybe that had something to do with it, idk.
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Forgot to mention I did replace the stock, buffer tube and spring. Maybe the different buffer spring and weight had something to do with it. Even though it has been functioning fine before this with the changeover?
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