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Old 03-23-2013, 07:54 PM
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Question VFC 416 Bolt Catch and Take Down Problem

So I pulled my charging handle back to access my hop up today, and I went to press the bolt catch and the pin was gone, once I found something to take the place of it, it still would not work. So now I have the the "bolt" locked back with no way to release it.

I then took the pins out to get the upper off the lower to try and get a better look at what wasn't working, and I could not get the gun apart. Am I just not pulling hard enough? Or is the bolt being stuck back having a problem with taking the upper off the lower?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:53 AM
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Is it one of the newer HK416's? The bodies are pretty stiff on them, and removing the upper takes a bit of force. Of course, use discretion when doing so. Brand new, out of the box, they typically need to be worn in a little bit before they start work properly. Sometimes they also need the fake bolt to be bent away from the upper receiver slightly so they don't pinch.

Getting the upper and lower back on again is also tough.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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I have the same gun and sometimes you have to wiggle the upper and push it back and forth to get it off. If that doesn't work stick your finger up the mag well and pull the tab that releases the bolt.
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I got it, that took a ton of force on my part. I thought I broke it when it finally came off. Then I had fun trying to get it back together.

I found out the pin that holds the bolt catch in place has fallen out and I need a new one. Anyone have one?
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