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Old 06-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #41
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Also, I like how it is chrome lined where the bolt is
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #42
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Well got my PSA in today. I took it apart and looked for any markings and didn't see any. Maybe I was looking in the wrong spot though? But here are some pictures.
A PSA is likely going to be MPI at the very minimum. Even their 8620 bolt.

Grab the extractor (star-shaped end) and pull out while slightly turning counter-clockwise. When fully extended, your (almost invisible) MP/MPI marking will probably be on the exposed neck of the bolt right below the extractor.
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Well got my PSA in today. I took it apart and looked for any markings and didn't see any. Maybe I was looking in the wrong spot though? But here are some pictures. I'm way more impressed with this one over the one from Midway from just the finish alone
PSA sells five 5.56 BCGs that I know of, from best to worst, the Daniel Defense (that's never in stock), their Premium PSA logo/HP/MPI (that's been in stock for two weeks!), a MPI M16 BCG, an M16 BCG (bolt not M marked) and their 8620 bolt BCG (which is MPI marked). Sounds like you got the M16 BCG.
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I have their MPI M16 BCG and the bolt is lightly marked M opposite the extractor. Oil can make it hard to see. The unmarked bolt in the M16 BCG may be individually tested or the lot is batch tested, PSA isn't clear on this. I suspect batch tested. Four of the five bolts are proper Carpenter 158 steel, the 8620 bolt is 8620 steel so I'd avoid that one, especially since the price is close to the C158 bolts.
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This is the one I ended up with. I got it on when it was on sale for 190

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-5-56-bolt-carrier-group.html
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Looks like they sent you the wrong one if you bought the one you linked. You might want to check with them.

The bolt should look like this:

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And the carrier should have their logo:

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Looks like they sent you the wrong one if you bought the one you linked. You might want to check with them.

The bolt should look like this:

And the carrier should have their logo:
Sorry I lied! I typed in the sku and this pulled up. It was the only one in stock when I ordered it

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/5-56mm-full-auto-profile-bolt-carrier-group.html
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Ah, that link is more like it. The bolt on that SKU isn't normally marked and the carrier doesn't have the PSA logo. It should be fine, a C158 bolt that's probably batch tested not individually tested.

PSA doesn't make it easy to order the BCG you really want. Heck they get confused too. 5/24 I ordered their Premium BCG with logo and HPT/MPI bolt (SKU 8779) and they sent me the 8620 BCG. I complained and they sent the one you got (it looks just like yours and the bolt isn't marked).

I complained again and they're supposed to be getting me a tracking # tomorrow for the proper SKU 8779 Premium BCG. I'm also waiting on a Return Shipping label to return the two BCGs. Glad I'm not in a real hurry so it's almost funny. At least I did get my charging handle!
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:34 AM   #49
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Haha wooooow, that's a screw up by far. I'll keep this until I can get a BCM and then use this as a back up
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Looking at your pictures and the one I have here, I think it's a good BCG that can be trusted. If I had ordered it I'd keep it but I ordered their logo model.
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