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    If I wanted to replace the bolt carrier in my Sig 516...

    I know the 516 isn't a favorite around here, but I got the thing for a good price ($1,000) complete with several Pmags and barely fired.

    That said...it has the original bolt carrier that Sig got sued over, the LWRC...if I wanted a spare, where could I find one and what is the model number or type associated with it.

    I've searched for this info....data overload...too much info, some probably right and some probably wrong.

    I just want a straight answer.

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    Does the carrier you have indicate it may fail? If not, I would focus more on the bolt. Be advised because of the design you can only use one built and designed for a piston carbine specific to you model.

    My guess is that if you truly need a carrier, you will need to get it from Sig.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
    I know the 516 isn't a favorite around here, but I got the thing for a good price ($1,000) complete with several Pmags and barely fired.

    That said...it has the original bolt carrier that Sig got sued over, the LWRC...if I wanted a spare, where could I find one and what is the model number or type associated with it.

    I've searched for this info....data overload...too much info, some probably right and some probably wrong.

    I just want a straight answer.





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    Re: If I wanted to replace the bolt carrier in my Sig 516...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iraqgunz View Post
    Does the carrier you have indicate it may fail? If not, I would focus more on the bolt. Be advised because of the design you can only use one built and designed for a piston carbine specific to you model.

    My guess is that if you truly need a carrier, you will need to get it from Sig.
    No...no sign of imminent failure....just thought it'd be good to have a spare.

    Sig doesn't seem to want to sell parts...and I don't need a complete upper.
    Last edited by Ridgerunner665; 08-06-13 at 08:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
    No...no sign of imminent failure....just thought it'd be good to have a spare.

    Sig doesn't seem to want to sell parts...and I don't need a complete upper.
    i did a search of this 516 model. i found in various sites, even in TOS, that Sig seems to want to sell the complete upper, not individual parts. that really sucks man. I googled "sig 516 replacement bolt"
    and "sig 516 bolt carrier group" could not find any links to any parts. just pissed off customers. even the link to this thread popped up! you might consider selling it bro.
    Last edited by SilverBullet432; 08-06-13 at 10:09.

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    Re: If I wanted to replace the bolt carrier in my Sig 516...

    Hell no I ain't selling it...I'll run it until breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
    Hell no I ain't selling it...I'll run it until breaks.
    run the crap out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
    No...no sign of imminent failure....just thought it'd be good to have a spare.

    Sig doesn't seem to want to sell parts...and I don't need a complete upper.
    Proprietary components and no sales of parts? Totally bogus.

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