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    Bushy Mag Release Issues

    I apologize if this has been covered....I could not find a search definition that defined the issue


    These are not my rifles but I have to manage them.

    I have had these rifles under my watch since about 2010. This rifle may have been in the back of the stack and never got used and thus the reason this problem just surfaced.

    The are Bushmaster Lightweight 16" (XM15-E2S) well before the Remington purchase.

    Recent academy....all rifles were being utilized and very weak magazine lock and would release after 1 or 2 shots.

    I actually had two rifles go down (the other one released the buffer detent into the trigger guard) causing misfires. Easy fix.


    Anyway, further examination comparing to the other rifle.....

    mag release assembly is deeper on one rifle and short of flush on the issue rifle.

    I measured the depth of the mag release assembly cut out in the receiver and the issued rifle was short .155" compared to the other rifle at .170"

    You can see how thin of the catch is exposed to retain a mag.

    Question...
    do they sell a mag catch that is oversized for issues like this?

    I tried an old Colt SP1 mag catch I had at the office......same results. The two Bushy mag catches are dimensionally the same.

    If there is no oversized catches....I may have to thin the meat on the flat where the bolt extends.

    any other advice is welcomed

    Let the rock throwing begin (remember....I did not buy these guys.....the academy said "here"....teach patrol rifle to cadets.

    thanks in advance

    mag catch on the left sits below flush. The one on the right sits high


    short catch


    other rifle


    depth of cut outs
    Last edited by SW CQB 45; 11-18-18 at 18:25.

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    The RRA 9mm mag release has a thicker mag catch (inside the receiver portion) to work better with 9mm mags. Other than the thickness of the mag catch area, the dimensions should be the same as a standard 5.56 lever.
    Last edited by john armond; 11-18-18 at 18:27. Reason: Added “9mm”

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    Cool

    I will order one

    Thanks

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    With the spring removed, and the catch held in place, will it hold a magazine?

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    I will check today. The rifle is at my office.

    It would click in at the range but I recall it was not a positive click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
    With the spring removed, and the catch held in place, will it hold a magazine?
    A alloy old Colt mag yes. It won’t come out.
    A magpul G2 no. It will come out with a little mag wiggle

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