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  • Anyone have an recommedations for bolt catch locks easy to install?

     Trent updated 2 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Trent

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I had a pretty hard time trying to install the bolt catch on my ar15. Any recommendations for maybe a threaded one or one where the pin isnt terribly hard to install?

  • KhyberPasshole

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Slightly bevel one end of the roll pin with fine sandpaper and use a starter punch to get it going. Works for me every time.

    EDIT: Or in the future use an Aero lower. The bolt catch pin on those is threaded, you just run it in with an Allen wrench.

  • THE_BOOTY_BAMBOOZLER

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Aero M4E1 lower receivers have threaded bolt catch pins.

  • Galactic_Obama

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Get a roll pin punch set and matching roll pin punch starters. Makes a WORLD of difference. There are also specially shaped ones specifically for the bolt catch pin. It’s a worth while investment if you plan on doing multiple builds.

  • Gunstuffnthings

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve done a bunch. Far and away the easiest method is to use a vise, pair of vise grips, bar clamp or C clamp. I’m partial to the bench vise. Got it down to a science. Tape on both sides of the receiver on either side, flip the lower over, rest ear against the immobile vise jaw, get the roll pin in place, tighten slowly. Hold the bolt catch with your finger, make sure you grease or oil the pin and the holes it’ll be going through, if you feel it start to bind just wiggle the button a bit while you tighten and you’ll feel it start to go where it needs to be. Honestly I’m being a little long winded, look up a YouTube video. It’s seriously easy.

  • yingling247

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I start it in with a roll pin punch and drive it home with channel locks that have electrical tape wrapped around the jaws to protect the finish of the receiver.

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