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Old April 13, 2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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DPMS 308 question

A guy I know just picked up a new 308/7.62 built with a DPMS lower. That's about all I know about the rifle. Haven't seen it myself.
He says he took it out of the box, pulled the charging handle back, tried to close the bolt, it won't close. Goes about halfway and stops.

Is there something obvious that would cause this?
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Old April 13, 2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Not enough info.

Is it a DPMS rifle or a 'custom build"

Maybe he just had an empty mag in it and the bolt catch is holding the bolt open,that little doohickey on the left side fixes that...
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Old April 14, 2013, 03:51 AM   #3
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Sometimes the hammer drags on the bottom of the bolt carrier group, and will make it do that. If it works when he uses the bolt catch, I wouldn't loose any sleep over it. Lube it and shoot it.
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Old April 14, 2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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If the magazine is in the rifle then the bolt stop is engaging the bolt.
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Old April 14, 2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Bolt catch has caught the front of the bolt carrier.
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