Stripped screw on my magpul BAD lever and my bolt won't lock back on my Bushmaster

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by FlintandSteel, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. FlintandSteel

    FlintandSteel New Member

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    So I installed a BAD lever to my old Bushmaster Carbine.

    Took it to the range and the bolt wouldn't lock back on the last round when the magazine is dry.

    Tried removing the BAD lever but the screw got stripped.

    Can anyone help me either remove the BAD lever or fix it where the bolt can lock back?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I have BADs on every AR except my .22 and billet (BAD doesnt fit) and have never experienced that problem and have no idea how to fix it. Someone will be by soon I'm sure.
     

  3. FlintandSteel

    FlintandSteel New Member

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    Thanks.

    At this point I want to just get the bloody BAD lever off.
     
  4. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Aren't you able to just drill out the screw?
    I am also curious how the BAD lever would cause the bolt catch to not work, Is the BAD lever touching the side of the lower?
     
  5. FlintandSteel

    FlintandSteel New Member

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    It does touch the bottom of the lower a little bit but I can't take it off and readjust it.

    How would I go about drilling out the screw?
     
  6. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Screwed........

    Spell check, Heila coil and lock tite, See your local smith or a friend that works in a machine shop. They make repare jobs easy with out welding.....;)
     
  7. canebrake

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    How old? Is it Mil-Spec?

    I would contact MAGPUL and describe your issue. Let them fix this problem.

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  8. soloman

    soloman New Member

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  9. jeminyned

    jeminyned New Member

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    Watch this vid and just do it in reverse order - it would be easier to remove the whole bolt catch so you can secure it in a vise in order to be able to work on the BAD lever with a touch of McGyverization as needed. :cool:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F219B7oQVuk]‪Installing Bolt Catch - Building your AR-15 - CheaperThanDirt.com‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. FlintandSteel

    FlintandSteel New Member

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    Thanks everybody.

    It's an older AR so I'm not sure it jives with the magpul lever.

    I bent the lever towards the trigger just with my hand, no tools, and its working better.

    I might buy a new bolt catch but so far so good.

    Thanks again!
     
  11. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    The reason I ask about it touching the lower is it may not let the magazine spring push the bolt catch up enough to catch the bolt.
    Is the head of the screw stripped or the threads? Either way a good drill bit, Steady hand and some tape wrapped around the end of the drill bit to stop it from going in too far on the screw head.
    Like this

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    However if you don't want to tackle this I wouldn't blame you, I would do it if it were mine, Depending on what is stripped, The BAD lever may be junk anyhow, Unless you can tap the hole and use a different sized screw.
    Best of luck
     
  12. FlintandSteel

    FlintandSteel New Member

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    Well after I bent it, it is working.

    But if it happens again, I'll try rocking the drill and get the screw out.

    Thanks!
     
  13. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Good to hear, I don't even have one, Best of luck :cool: