Brass Shavings in Bolt Assembly?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by PrimePorkchop, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Not much else to say other than the title...I was cleaning my Rifle today after putting about 200 rounds through it, and noticed brass shavings inside the bolt assembly. I took pictures of both places that I found them...just not sure if this is to be expected? (Never seen it before...)

    If not...what are the possible culprits? I have not had any misfeeds since changing back to Colt specific magazines (I had jam after jam while using MagPro 42 round mags a week or so ago)
     

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Normal. That is why you need to remove the extractor for routine cleaning.
     

  3. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    awesome, thanks Robocop
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Like Robo said, very normal.

    I'm just unclear as to the meaning of routine cleaning. Is that every 1k or every 2k rounds, lol.
     
  5. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    The brass shavings are way softer than that steel used in your bolt, it isn't going to do it any harm. ;)