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AR15 replacement parts advice -what breaks?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Blackjack, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I'd like to know what the most likely parts to break/wear out on my AR15 would be so I can stock replacements.

    Anyone got knowledge here?
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Google up Fulton Armory and give them a call. I've never had dealings with folks like that, you'll get the straight skinny from them. They like happy customers. My Fulton has run faultlessly since new, so I can't tell what's going to break. I have heard that AR extractors can be problematic, but so far so good with mine.
  3. ridgerunner58

    ridgerunner58 Monkey+++

    The information I got from someone was get the bolt assembly and charging handle...so that's what I got. The explaination was that these wear out faster than springs,pins and other parts.
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    cool, those are on my list then.
  5. BRONZ

    BRONZ Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    my set of extra parts. If I would have to pick a most important part to have it would be a new extractor and spring or a spare complete bolt.

  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Extractor. Get a complete Bolt Assembly. You can fit it in your pistol grip.
    Many problms can be solved with a bolt drop in until the other one is cleaned.

    Never heard of a Charging Handle wearing out. Maybe being broken accidentally but I don't stock extras.

    More ammo and mags too :D
  7. ridgerunner58

    ridgerunner58 Monkey+++

    I never heard of a charging handle wearing out either...but they can break or be bent....Guess that's why I was advised to get one.
  8. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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