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I just got my acr back from Bushmaster. Does any one know of a way to inspect the acr to see exactly what was done. I wish Bushmaster tell us exactly what was done for the recall.
 

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I just got my acr back from Bushmaster. Does any one know of a way to inspect the acr to see exactly what was done. I wish Bushmaster tell us exactly what was done for the recall.
The recall is only to replace the firing pin with a lighter one, and the firing pin spring with a heavier one. The new firing pin has a dull brushed silver finish, (titianium) IIRC, the old firing pin was more of a shiny chrome like finish. I had an issue with my barrel wrench handle getting loose. They replaced the screw with a different one and left a note that that change was made.
 

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magnet test the firing pin if it sticks then it has the old firing pin and not gone through the "recall"
 

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Looks like the magnet test passes. Thanks for all of the replies.

I still suspect that more was done to the acr for the recall. When I was on the phone with Bushmaster about sending the acr back, they insisted that I send the entire rifle back.
 

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Mine is in for waranty work, it is a long way from Colorado to ME and even longer from where you live. How long was yours away for?
 

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tq66,
Thank you, mine had the new firing pin and spring when I got it but I had some barrel alignment problems and so I have never shot it. I am looking forward to getting it back, I love it - or at least think I do!
Thanks again...
 

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Looks like the magnet test passes. Thanks for all of the replies.

I still suspect that more was done to the acr for the recall. When I was on the phone with Bushmaster about sending the acr back, they insisted that I send the entire rifle back.
Actually, they wanted all the complete rifles back. Maybe they were checking for other issues that showed up during internal testing and wanted to be sure they were not out on the street. (Just thinking out loud)

Didn't even think about the magnet, NICE!!
 

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BM has a bunch of lawyers on their staff.... liability prevented them from letting monkeys like us do our own upgrade ;) I think the spring what changed form what I read here. Somebody scream at me if I'm mistaken.
 

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BM has a bunch of lawyers on their staff.... liability prevented them from letting monkeys like us do our own upgrade ;) I think the spring what changed form what I read here. Somebody scream at me if I'm mistaken.
I believe you are correct. It is the only thing that makes sense. IMHO
 

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mine is still pre-recall, i wonder what they would say if i sent mine back lol
Actually they would probably look at it and say like I did, look at the nice job this guy did on this stick :)
 

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lol thanks again man, i'd hope i'm that lucky, i'm going to try to call them this week and see if i can snag one, i figure if i can cut up the rifle's operating system and make it cool then i think i've earned the right to install my firing pin myself... that and i'd like some more pieces to make more conversions =)
 

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i talked to bm yesterday, the supervisor is supposed to call me sometime to discuss them sending me a fire pin, the person who answered the phone seemed pretty cool about me chopping the rifle and said i could send it in though but he sounded like they probably would send me it instead...
 

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i talked to bm yesterday, the supervisor is supposed to call me sometime to discuss them sending me a fire pin, the person who answered the phone seemed pretty cool about me chopping the rifle and said i could send it in though but he sounded like they probably would send me it instead...
When I called them back in October, they were unmovable on just sending parts. Like said elsewhere on the forum, I'm sure it is lawyer driven. If nothing more to verify that all the heavy firing pins are returned and disposed of.
 

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i'm not to worried about it honestly, ill probably buy a parts gun and snag it out of one of those, next on the list is a dmr type rifle
 

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I saw a youtube video where this guy had a lot of problem running 5.56 on his ACR. Eventually he got BM to fix his ACR with a new gas regulator that fix the 5.56 issue. When I got my ACR back from BM for the recall, I was expecting a new gas regulator, new firing pin and firing pin spring. But it was only new firing pin and fring pin spring.
 
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