Reassembling the Bolt Carrier of an AR-15 Rifle

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Learn how to reassemble the bolt carrier of an AR-15 rifle with expert tips and advice on gun care in this free hunting video series on the AR-15 Rifle.

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Hi, this is Caleb Kelly again. Right now we're going to be reassembling the bolt carrier system for an AR-15 Rifle. First thing you want to do is take your bolt carrier and your bolt, and on a standard AR-15, you want to make sure that the extractor is on the right side, because that's where it pulls the shell and pushes it out. So, make sure it's on the right side and push it into the bolt carrier. You line the hole inside the bolt with the side of the bolt carrier, take the pin that holds it in place, inside the bolt carrier, you put it in, in line with the bolt carrier and then twist it, to where it is perpendicular or running across the bolt carrier. And, you take your firing pin, and you're going to load it in the bottom of the bolt carrier and it should drop all the way down. After that you take the pin that holds the firing pin inside the bolt carrier, you'll put it in through the left side, it'll sit, you just kind of make sure that the firing pin doesn't fall out, or that you don't have any problems. Another little note is that if you stand your bolt carrier on top of your bolt, and it stands and stays fine, then your rings are good. If it falls down just by you putting it on itself, then you're going to need to get new rings. But, that is the reassembly of the bolt carrier.

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