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Old March 01, 2018, 18:54   #1
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Bolt Carrier disassembly and assembly tool?

I saw this in an email today from RTG Parts. It sort of caught my eye; I only have one HK-clone, a Century Sporter .308, but taking the bolt apart has always been a bit of a pain for me. Maybe this is a good idea? Anyone have one already? If so, was it worth getting? Thanks in advance!

https://www.robertrtg.com/store/pc/H...27e8-193686417
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Old March 01, 2018, 19:44   #2
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Have you watched the YouTube videos of disassembly/assembly?
There are a couple techniques and I've never had a problem with either using just my hands.
I have even replaced a bolt lock lever spring with a new one, meaning super stiff, and it was still not that bad.
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Old March 01, 2018, 19:55   #3
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The tool is compressing the spring on the locking lever.
I've never had too much problem with them but lately they've been a little tough, I'm getting some arthritis.
The CETME bolts are the worst, HK's are finished better so they're not as gritty feeling and don't bind up like the CETME.

Before you shell out $20 bucks try inserting a flat blade screw driver or a Quarter into the groove on the bottom of the bolt head when twisting it....it'll give you the leverage you need.

Spanish soldiers used the web sling wrapped around the bolt head to twist it.
I think it's even in one of the manuals. If I find the picture, I'll post it.

Found it sooner than I thought I would.
Not very clear but it does show this technique.

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To be honest, it's been years since I took the rifle apart. I have notes for disassembling/assembling the bolt and have done it several times. But, it has been a while. I think I've even got that bit about using the sling in my files. I've been thinking about shooting the rifle more lately. The process is probably easier than I remember but I thought anything that helped might be worth it. Thanks for the replies gents!
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I second the youtube videos as FriendBesto suggested; once you use the techniques from there it'll be a breeze.
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I can't find the video I was thinking of but it's pretty easy.
Insert the locking piece and rotate ~180deg.
On the back of the bolt you will notice that one corner has rounded edges.
Line that corner up with the bolt lock so it has an easy trip up the slope.
With the assembly upside down, put the back of the bolt carrier in your left palm and the bolt face in your right palm and interlock your fingers.
Squeeze and the bolt will pop on.
Pull out slightly on the bolt so the FRONT of the bolt flange lines up with the REAR of the slot on the carrier cut out. Not sure what it's called but it is the circular channel that runs from the bottom to the top of the front of the carrier.
Now just rotate the bolt into position. If you pull the bolt out too far you have to start over.
The vid Lew posted uses the ramp at the back bottom of the bolt for the bolt lock to run up. I don't like doing it this way since you have to run the bolt lock over some grooves on the bolt when you rotate it but it's another technique.
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I got one of those tools last year. Disassembly is easy but the tool make reassembly almost painless too. I do have arthritis in both hands, so sometimes it becomes a pain to try and press down, align, and insert at the same time.
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I've been using my M1A castle nut pliers to compress the spring for reassembly but I'll probably pony up for the US made tool some day
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