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dalefan88 09-26-2013 10:19 PM

Not a good day shooting
 
Took her out shooting today. Fired three shots then click. Took it apart and the buffer retainer and spring were sitting in the trigger assembly. It's a bushmaster carbon-15. Bushmaster is sending new parts for free.

vincent 09-26-2013 10:19 PM

Still better than workin'...;)

AgentTikki 09-26-2013 10:21 PM

Sorry to hear that......what a buzz kill. Hate planning a shoot and having a gun go down. Suxors. T_T

Any idea how it got out? Did your buffer tube work loose? Was the castle nut staked?

AgentTikki 09-26-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by vincent (Post 1384635)
Still better than workin'...;)

Well you're right, the glass IS half full!!! :D

dalefan88 09-26-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by vincent
Still better than workin'...;)

that's true. Just my ar is down for a week till parts come. This is the first problem I ever had with a gun and only 100rds thru it.

dalefan88 09-26-2013 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki
Sorry to hear that......what a buzz kill. Hate planning a shoot and having a gun go down. Suxors. T_T Any idea how it got out? Did your buffer tube work loose? Was the castle nut staked?

I cleaned it and just pulled the buffer out and pushed the pin down after cleaning and put buffer back in.

dalefan88 09-26-2013 10:48 PM

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Here is a pic of the hole. I don't see nothing wrong with it.

AgentTikki 09-26-2013 10:57 PM

I do. The lip or forward edge of the buffer tube is supposed to be going over the buffer retainer. That's what holds the retainer into place. If you put another retainer in there right now, it'll just pop back out again.

The buffer tube should be screwed in so that the foward edge partially covers the retainer. The castle nut should be staked to the end plate so that buffer tube cannot back out and release the retainer.

When you do reinstall that retainer, stake that castle nut or at least loctite that bad boy.

AgentTikki 09-26-2013 10:59 PM

BTW what exactly is Bushy sending you?

dalefan88 09-26-2013 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki
BTW what exactly is Bushy sending you?

a new spring and pin. I see where your talking about now. Do the tube just screw in more. Sorry I'm a ar newbie.


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