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AR-15: problem installing a bolt catch

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by flashgor_99, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. flashgor_99

    flashgor_99 New Member

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    Decided to finally start building my first AR-15. Got the parts, found a good video and in no time at all ran into my first snag. I have and FDR-15 receiver set from F-1 Firearms. There is already a pin inserted where I place the bolt catch. It appears to be threaded and so screwed in. I can't get it out. There doesn't appear to be any screwdriver slot. At the other end, if it is meant for an allen wrench, it is for one smaller tha 1/16th inch because that won't fit. The threads make be reluctant to go trying to punch it out without some advice. Any tips guys? Thanks in advance.
     


  2. grasshopperglock

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    I looked into that receiver. On everything else, it's a roll pin. I'm not finding a description of a threaded pin for the bolt catch.

    When you say it appears threaded. Does it have a slot head? Allen head or Tork head?

    I've never heard of the bolt catch being threaded. It's usually a roll pin.
     
  3. flashgor_99

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    It isnt smooth like I'd expect a roll pin, but I can't swear it is threaded. Hadn't thought of Tork head, but I need a dissecting microscope stuff that small. I emailed F-1 but can't expect a response before Monday.
     
  4. unicom

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    "Screws included for bolt catch, receiver tensioning, take-down pin detent and trigger adjustment"
    Seems like it is threaded. That is a direct quote from the website


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  5. unicom

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    Rienierarms Web sight that is

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    It's a 0.060 allen.

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  8. grasshopperglock

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    That's hardcore. Threading the two titties for the bolt catch. Getting it straight. Actually getting a tap to reach and still being able to turn it..

    I'm calling bada$$.
     
  9. Dawico

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    Bigger hammer.
     
  10. flashgor_99

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    Thanks for the info

    It is a .050 allen. Lucked out and found it at Home Depot. Seems that size isn't a regular stock item, you normally have to special order it. But, it was a Christmas gift item they had on sale.
    Thanks again.
     


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