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Just got an AR-15 and I screwed up

3745 Views 23 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  dhgunit
This is my first AR-15 and I had never even shot or held one before. Anyways, the manual said to clean before shooting. The instructions were pretty extensive so I thought I would be fine.

I had no problem taking it apart.

I think I have identified my problem in reassembly. I put the bolt carrier in backwards. I feel stupid.....and I don't know how I can get the rifle apart. The bolt is stuck in the butt and the rifle will not come apart.

Any ideas?
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come on guys

pull BOTH the front and rear pins out. this will let the lower and upper completely separate. I can't see how that wouldn't fix this problem. you should be able to jiggle it apart if it gives you a fuss.

man.. putting a BCG in backwards. lol!


I know, give it to me good. Hey, first time taking apart a rifle. Cut me some slack....k?

Got home and fixed it in 3 minutes. Thanks for your help. The pivoting pin was just being difficult last night, but once I got it apart and gave it a couple of wiggles it came apart.

Then I flipped around that bolt carrier and snapper her together!! :)
LOL - Well, good. I am glad we were able to help you out. Hopefully you will stick around and continue to post.

Your experience could be helpful to someone else....

I hope it isn't....but it may be some day.

Yes, I will definately stick around, adding to my favorites as we speak. I have more knowledge to gain, and now-a-days it is pretty easy to get that on forums such as these. I probably would have went to a gunsmith if you guys wouldn't have helped me. Thanks!
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