Faxon Firearms Tin M16 Bolt Carrier Group
We just can't help not accepting the status quo. Bolt carrier groups are available aplenty, but few could meet our exacting standards for performance and value. Seeing "MIL-SPEC" as just the starting point, we set out to ensure the best options are available for our demanding customers.
Improvements include using 9310 tool steel for the bolt, which is stronger and nitriding the assembly to increase surface hardness, decrease resistance, and have superior corrosion resistance compared to typical chrome and phosphasted bolt carrier groups. All bolts are fully MPI tested to ensure the material is sound and without defects. Bolt lugs are chamfered 45 degrees to ensure reliable action for even the highest pressure hand loads and fast lightweight actions.
Faxon Bolt Carrier Groups are Superfinished to reduce friction, increase smoothness of operation, and reduce fouling. Further, they are full-Auto rated and maintain the trip for full-auto fire control groups and new multi-stage trigger systems. Gas keys use grade 8 fasteners and are fully staked for a lifetime of service.
- 9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
- Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
- Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
- Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
- Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
- Spring, Insert, & "Crane" O-Ring Installed
- Salt Bath Nitrided
- S7 Tool Steel Construction
- Fully Heat Treated
- Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
- QPQ - Salt Bath Nitrided
Carrier & Key:
- Superfinished Carrier
- Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
- Key: 4140 Steel Material
- Fully Heat Treated
- Forward Assist Serrations
- M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
- Grade 8 Fasteners
- Fully & Properly Staked Key, Permatex Sealed
- TiN PVD & Salt Bath Nitrided
- 4140 Pre-Hardended Steel Material
- QPQ - Salt Bath Nitride
Note: Bolt carriers ordered and deployed with barrels not specifically checked by Faxon for headspacing MUST be checked to ensure safe and reliable function. Faxon recommends Pacific Tool & Gauge headspace kits for all measurements. For detailed instructions on headspacing, see our blog post for instructions.