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chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 2:08 PM
Hey all, I've got a major problem with my new Smith & Wesson M&P15. Somehow my bullet button won't work. Essentially the inner screw (inside the bullet button recess) has been tightened shut. I can't insert a magazine because the magazine release is tight and won't move. I know, I'm probably horrible @ explaining the problem, so I'll post pics (which probably won't be that great either). But no one seems to know how to remedy the problem.
If anyone of you Calgunners knows of a good AR gunsmith in SO-CAL, please pass on the info. Would be greatly appreciated.

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Victory
09-27-2010, 2:11 PM
I've been in this situation before.

Just buy a bullet button tool, like this one: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=250249 304 SS Bullet Button Tool $7.50

And you'll be able to fix it yourself in 60 seconds, tops.

Ed is good people with a very nice product and great customer service.

-Vic

chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 2:16 PM
I've been in this situation before.

Just buy a bullet button tool, like this one: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=250249 304 SS Bullet Button Tool $7.50

And you'll be able to fix it yourself in 60 seconds, tops.

Ed is good people with a very nice product and great customer service.

-Vic

Thank you, sir.

Vtec44
09-27-2010, 2:17 PM
A paper clip or a modified empty .22 LR shell can also solve the problem if you need to unscrew the button in a hurry.

chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 2:24 PM
A paper clip or a modified empty .22 LR shell can also solve the problem if you need to unscrew the button in a hurry.

My buddy and I tried something similar...but the damn thing is just too tight.

majorcajones
09-27-2010, 2:33 PM
My buddy and I tried something similar...but the damn thing is just too tight.

one of those supersmall eyeglass flathead screwdrivers should work.....i had a diff. prob with mine(you couldnt tighten it enough to cause sufficient tension against the magazine to hold the mag....the spring would just pop through because said spring was too small in diamter)

oni
09-27-2010, 2:56 PM
Looks like your hammer pin is missing as well

evidens83
09-27-2010, 3:16 PM
BB tool FTW!

Silverlake223
09-27-2010, 3:28 PM
Nice Rifle. I got a S&W also but a different model. Where did you get that?

dieselpower
09-27-2010, 3:31 PM
What type of trigger system do you have?

shark92651
09-27-2010, 3:34 PM
Where in so-cal are you? You can bring it to our location in Costa Mesa and we can fix you up.

danieldangz
09-27-2010, 4:58 PM
Riflegear is good vendor and they will take care of you I'm sure. Good luck

bjl333
09-27-2010, 5:24 PM
Looks like your hammer pin is missing as well

Good catch !!

chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 8:55 PM
Good catch !!

Good eyes. It is missing. Part of my attempt to get inside the rifle and see what I could do. But every-thing's kosher -- it's safe and sound.

chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 8:59 PM
Nice Rifle. I got a S&W also but a different model. Where did you get that?

Thanks. Love her -- when she worked. Simple. Clean. Accurate. It's what I used in Iraq...that and .50 cal. But I bought her @ a gun show and picked her up from a dealer in Oceanside. Name escapes me. Sorry.

The trigger is stock; two-stage.

New2guns
09-27-2010, 9:10 PM
Hey all, I've got a major problem with my new Smith & Wesson M&P15. Somehow my bullet button won't work. Essentially the inner screw (inside the bullet button recess) has been tightened shut. I can't insert a magazine because the magazine release is tight and won't move. I know, I'm probably horrible @ explaining the problem, so I'll post pics (which probably won't be that great either). But no one seems to know how to remedy the problem.
If anyone of you Calgunners knows of a good AR gunsmith in SO-CAL, please pass on the info. Would be greatly appreciated.



This is a shot in the dark but, When I installed my bullet button I used blue Locktite and just screwed it in until it functioned. Then left it. Yours may have worked it's way in further than required to stay put. If it has locktite on the threads get your self a 150 Watt Weller soldering gun and apply the tip at 150 watts righ on the bullet button (not the aluminum outer bezel). Two things should happen. The brass nut should expand faster than the steel stud and it should soften the locktite at the same time allowing you to back out the bullet nut. Worth a try. Good luck

danieldangz
09-27-2010, 9:11 PM
It's good to know that, and thanks for serving our counttry



Thanks. Love her -- when she worked. Simple. Clean. Accurate. It's what I used in Iraq...that and .50 cal. But I bought her @ a gun show and picked her up from a dealer in Oceanside. Name escapes me. Sorry.

The trigger is stock; two-stage.

Ron-Solo
09-27-2010, 9:17 PM
I'm in the I.E. if no one else is nearby. Not a gunsmith, but I've built many ARs with Bullet Buttons.

Ron


And +1 on Riflegear.

chris_m90731
09-27-2010, 9:57 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll be hitting up Ed Roberts and his Bullet Button tool...hopefully it works. If not, I'll try the other suggestions.

To have a non-functioning AR just gets my goat...

Ryan C
09-27-2010, 11:36 PM
take it to rifle gear its worth the drive and u can check out all their toys i bet they fix it in a min or less.

tenpercentfirearms
09-28-2010, 5:51 AM
Before the Bullet Button Wonder Wrench, I too used the paperclip method.

sleepercar
09-28-2010, 6:06 AM
Before the Bullet Button Wonder Wrench, I too used the paperclip method.

They're everywhere. Thumbtack works good as well. Keeps you from going in too far.