POTD: Demilled AR Bolt

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

This photo was shared on a Facebook Group. This is what happens to firearm components when they are destroyed. However, the poster said someone improperly demilled some firearms and he retrieved this lump of metal from the dumpster. He uses it as a paper weight. I wonder how he knew they were improperly demilled and how did he know to go dumpster diving? Perhaps he was a party to the demilling process? Seeing this image saddens me but it would be a cool lump of metal to have. I can only recognize the pieces of three AR-15 bolts. Do you recognize anything else?

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  • Uisconfruzed Uisconfruzed on Dec 19, 2015

    That 'lump' is clearly 5 AR bolts and blobs.
    Easily recognized

  • Steve_7 Steve_7 on Dec 19, 2015

    Your tax dollars at work.
    No doubt there were plenty of serviceable bolt carriers and bolts (let's face it, the hardest piece to make) in old M16A1s and A2s but it made more sense to scrap them and buy new, because that's how the military industrial complex works...