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Old 11-12-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Defective WBP parts?

Apparently somebody bought a WBP parts kit with a severely bent bolt carrier to the point that it will not function in any rifle.

Anybody else have similar issues?

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Old 11-12-2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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Apparently somebody bought a WBP parts kit with a severely bent bolt carrier to the point that it will not function in any rifle.

Anybody else have similar issues?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbM4y0AA...y=militaryarms
Good to know. I have one of the Atlantic WBPs with the Morrissey Receiver. All is straight.
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Read all the comments and it doesn't seem to be anything other than a few instances with their parts kits. I have 2 WBP's from Atlantic and they are strait, well made and function perfect. It's manufacturing and sure things can slip through the cracks doesn't look to me to be anything of a big concern.
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Read all the comments and it doesn't seem to be anything other than a few instances with their parts kits. I have 2 WBP's from Atlantic and they are strait, well made and function perfect. It's manufacturing and sure things can slip through the cracks doesn't look to me to be anything of a big concern.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:32 PM   #5
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Stuff happens even among the best manufacturers.

At least through Atlantic they QC all the parts so you know you will be taken care of compared to buying a random parts kit in the wild.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Read all the comments and it doesn't seem to be anything other than a few instances with their parts kits. I have 2 WBP's from Atlantic and they are strait, well made and function perfect. It's manufacturing and sure things can slip through the cracks doesn't look to me to be anything of a big concern.
That's what I figured. Everything I've read is that the WBP parts are good to go.

Whether or not they would qualify as "combloc mil spec" parts is a different story.
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Just buy your parts (or parts kits) from a known & trusted source. So if there is an issue, you can return it without too much bother. This goes for pretty much everything.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:38 PM   #8
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Thus far we have been very pleased with the WBP parts and not really had issues with their parts . There can always be a bad apple that sneaks by an inspector you can see evidence of this from Com Bloc imported rifles all of the time . Saigas , Wasr and even Bulgarian Arsenal rifles have arrived at our facility with various degrees of issues from time to time. The good news is problem parts is not the norm and if sold by Arms of America they will back up their products.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:23 AM   #9
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On my CG1 from Atlantic I had some scraping on the side of the bolt carrier piston after I shot it, and it wasnt there before I shot it. Not sure if thats typical but I feel it may indicate something being slightly out of alignment and when the bolt carrier is in motion it maybe contacting the side of the rear sight leaf causing the scraping. Didn’t affect the functionality of the weapon at all though.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #10
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On my CG1 from Atlantic I had some scraping on the side of the bolt carrier piston after I shot it, and it wasnt there before I shot it. Not sure if thats typical but I feel it may indicate something being slightly out of alignment and when the bolt carrier is in motion it maybe contacting the side of the rear sight leaf causing the scraping. Didnít affect the functionality of the weapon at all though.
Sounds like the standard loose AK fitment. I usually swab a little grease around the tapered section of the carrier, just after the piston connection. A lot of carriers I have seen usually get polished in these areas as the round count gets higher.

Maybe a couple pics?
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:38 PM   #11
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Just a wear point in the AK design.

I'd say 1/3 or more of my rifles have some wear there after a few mags through them; no big thing. I'd only be bothered if i heard/felt scraping when dry cycling the bolt. Even then, not a reliability thing, but it would bug me. I do like my guns to be reasonably smooth.

We did put the first rounds through the CG1 this Saturday, and it ran without issue. It was also very smooth.
Its dirty as hell now, and we have no plans to clean it aside from just oiling the outside as it was raining a bit this past weekend.
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Just a wear point in the AK design.

I'd say 1/3 or more of my rifles have some wear there after a few mags through them; no big thing. I'd only be bothered if i heard/felt scraping when dry cycling the bolt. Even then, not a reliability thing, but it would bug me. I do like my guns to be reasonably smooth.

We did put the first rounds through the CG1 this Saturday, and it ran without issue. It was also very smooth.
Its dirty as hell now, and we have no plans to clean it aside from just oiling the outside as it was raining a bit this past weekend.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:56 PM   #13
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Nope...All is good.
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