If any of you do bolt carrier work, or could recommend an individual or firm that does, I'd appreciate it.
I am left eye dominant, and there are very few options for a left handed NY/NJ legal side charging rifle.
I'm hoping to enable a left hand eject Bolt Carrier group ('BCG') milled/lathed to fit a fightlite SCR lower, by removing the buffer extension and adding a dowel for a 'rat tail'.
I could supply all parts for alteration (LH BCG, dowel, tail), or happily pay to re-mill young parts, whatever works. BCGs are available in various grades of steel, or even aluminium, so there are options available.
Effectively, I am looking to (re)manufacture this:
https://www.stagarms.com/stag-15/stag-1 ... ft-handed/
To match the rear pattern of this:
if you're not familiar with this, essentially the mechanism has three relevant parts:
- 1. An upper, often 7075 billet, milled to accept a barrel attached to the front, a stock attached to the back, and a lower (containing handle, trigger and magazine) attached to the bottom - surprirse!
2. A bolt carrier group, or 'BCG' that slides freely within the upper, carrying a bullet to the barrel, and aligning the shell with the ejection port on the upper once the bullet is fired, the bolt with the magazine when a new bullet needs loading and gas ports on the bolt carrier group with gas ports on the upper - the gas ejected by the bullet during firing is (partly) what drives the BCG back into the buffers in the stock to pick up a new bullet and become ready for the next shot
3. A bolt, which guides the bullet into the barrel chamber, as the BCG travels forward, and back towards the ejection port, as the BCG travels rearward.
But.... The BCG they supply is oriented to align the bolt to the right, for ejection, and for gas ports and travel notches for a right sided upper. Lefties thus receive ejection of hot shell casings & gas on the side of the rifle they have their faces at.
Hence the desire to perform the work aboe.
I understand entirely if you're too busy and this isn't interesting. Either way, happy Christmas and happy new year all ;p