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Not sure how this happened, I was taking the barrel off and the next thing I know, the level snapped off.

Would a gunsmith be able to fix this or do i have to ship to Bushmaster and wait god knows how long
 

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you might be able to weld it back together, bm probably would send you an extra one without you sending your rifle back though
 

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Fellow on arf had the same thing happen to him some time back. Post up a pic or two if you can, I'd like to see where they are breaking at.
 

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you might be able to weld it back together, bm probably would send you an extra one without you sending your rifle back though
The lever is held on by a single screw, give'em a call. Should be an ez self fix.

+1 on the picture please. Curious to see where the failure occured.
 

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Whoa, that's not good.
 

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No idea how it happened. As far as I know, I was using the lever correctly? Someone posted something about it on Facebook, and his gunsmith said it snapped due to improper heat treating? Not so sure
 

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Hey guys,

Here are the pics. I sent BM an e-mail, I guess it would be faster to just call them?




Thanks for posting the pictures. I heard somewhere BFI stated they had a batch with bad heat treating. As you noticed, the handle assembly is held on by one screw. EZ fix if you can convince them to send the part. I would follow up the e-mail with a phone call. I think they are in the middle of thier Windham ME plant closing move.
 

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So I just tried calling them, and they said I need to send the gun back before since they don't have any spare parts lying around...?

My only concern is I'm getting my barrel cut to 14.5" and re-contoured so save some weight...are they gonna blame this issue cause of that? I wish they would just send that one measely part.
 
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