Loading... Please wait...

Owners Manual & Operating Procedures


  1. In Guns We Trust LLC

                                            Owner's Manual & Operating Procedures

Table of Contents:

[1] Unloading and Clearing Your Rifle.

[2]  Loading and Firing Your Rifle.

[3] Disassembly Instructions.

[4] Basic Care and Maintenance.

       I. Upper Maintenance.

       II. Lower Maintenance.

[5] Reassembly Instructions.

       I. Begin reassembly with Upper Receiver.

       II. Perform the Function check on your Rifle.

[6] Warranty Information.

[7] Ammunition Warning.

[8] Trouble Shooting Guide.

        I. Selector will not engage "Safe".

        II. Magazine fails to lock into magazine well.

        III. Ammunition will not feed into chamber. 

        IV. Failure to fire.

        V. Failure to extract.

        VI. Bolt fails to lock open on last round.

        VII. Short stroking. 

[9] Procedure for Immediate Action. 

        I. Cartridge jammed in action.

           A. Cartridge jammed between bolt and magazine or feed ramps. / Bolt over case failure. / Double feed.

           B. Spent casing lodged between bolt and charging handle. 

                                                          Operating Procedures

Before using your new firearm, familiarize yourself with this manual and the operation of your firearm to ensure that you get the best performance and reliability from your new In Guns We Trust LLC  firearm. Read through all of the procedures listed in this manual before attempting to perform any of the described actions. If any part of this manual is unclear to you, contact In Guns We Trust LLC before attempting the procedure. Note: All complete firearms and uppers are head spaced and test fired before shipping. 

Caution: Clean your firearm before using for the first time. 

[1] Unloading and Clearing Your Rifle 

  1. Keep your rifle pointed in a safe direction for the duration of the procedure.
  2. Place your selector on “SAFE”. You cannot select “SAFE” unless the hammer is cocked.
  3. Depress the magazine catch button and remove the magazine.
  4. Eject the chambered cartridge by retracting the charging handle until it stops. Let the ejected cartridge fall to the ground.
  5. Lock the bolt open by depressing the bottom of the bolt catch. If you cannot manipulate the charging handle and the bolt catch at the same time, you can use an empty magazine, which will activate the bolt catch for you.6.
  6. Push the charging handle forward until it clicks to re-latch the charging handle.
  7. Inspect the chamber and receiver to ensure you have removed all cartridges from the action.

Note: Your rifle is now "Unloaded and Clear". It may now be loaded or prepped for transportation or storage.

[2] Loading and Firing Your Rifle 

Begin with a rifle that has been verified to be unloaded using the preceding directions.

  1. Keep your rifle pointed in a safe direction for the duration of the procedure.
  2. Load your magazine with the appropriate caliber cartridges. Place cartridge between the magazines feed lips and push down to seat.
  3. Using firm and steady pressure insert the loaded magazine into the magazine well until the magazine catch locks the magazine in place. Do not slam the magazine into position; this will damage your magazine and rifle. Pull the magazine down to verify that it is locked in place.
  4. Get into the shooting position you plan to use. Grasp the pistol grip in one hand and the handguard in the opposite hand with the buttstock to your shoulder.
  5. To chamber a cartridge you may depress the bolt catch. YOUR RIFLE IS NOW LOADED!

The following is a description of the sequence for one complete firing cycle; beginning after a cartridge is chambered. Knowing the correct function of your rifle will help you with the diagnosis of any malfunctions or failures to fire.

The trigger is pulled releasing the hammer which strikes the firing pin. The firing pin impacts the primer in the chambered cartridge igniting the primer which ignites the powder. As the powder is burned it creates a high volume of gas, which propels the bullet down the bore of the barrel. The exhaust gas is also vented out of the bore through the barrel's gas port, into the gas block and through the gas tube and into the carrier key on the bolt carrier. The gas pushes the bolt carrier back unlocking your bolt from the barrel extension allowing the bolt carrier to recoil completely. The underside of the bolt will push the hammer down where it is caught and held by the disconnector. The bolt will pull the spent cartridge out of the chamber and eject it from the rifle.

At full recoil the carrier has pushed the buffer and buffer spring back into the receiver extension. The magazine will present a new cartridge, which will be stripped from the magazine by the bolt as the recoil spring pushes the bolt carrier group back into battery. The new cartridge is now chambered. The fire control group will reset once you have released the trigger allowing the disconnector to release the hammer and re-engage the trigger's sear. The rifle is ready to be fired again or put on “SAFE” and unloaded.

6. Align your sights on your target.

7. Place the selector on “FIRE”.  Your rifle is now ready to shoot.

8. Squeeze the trigger until the hammer is released.

[3] Disassembly Instructions

Warning: Unload and Clear your rifle as described in the unloading and clearing directions above before disassembling your rifle. 

  1. Re-verify your rifle is unloaded and return the bolt and carrier in to battery.
  2. Partially push the rear take down pin and the front pivot pin from left so they are not captured by the detents that retain them in the receiver in the closed position. Use a Delrin take down pin punch if needed.

  3. Pull the rear take down pin the rest of the way to the right side of the lower receiver until it engages the detent that holds the pin in the open position.

  4. Pivot the lower receiver away from the upper receiver.

  5. Pull the front pivot pin the rest of the way to the right side of lower receiver until it engages the detent that holds the pin in the open position.

  6. The upper and lower receivers are now separated; set the upper receiver aside.

  7. Remove the buffer and buffer spring from the lower receiver by depressing the buffer detent. Maintain tension on the buffer face while removing; it is under pressure from the recoil spring. You may need to hold the hammer down to allow the buffer and spring to be removed from receiver extension.

  8. Set the lower receiver, buffer and recoil spring aside and pick the upper receiver back up.

  9. Pull the charging handle to rear and remove bolt and carrier assembly. Set the bolt and carrier assembly aside.

10. Remove the charging handle by pulling it backwards until it is aligned with the key way. The charging handle may now be lifted from the upper receiver.

11. Set the upper receiver and the charging handle aside and pick the bolt carrier assembly back up.

12. Remove the firing pin retaining pin from the left side of the carrier. You may use a small pick or punch to hook the loop the retaining pin makes at the end of the firing pin retaining pin.

13. Tilt bolt face up and remove firing pin from the rear of the bolt carrier.

14. Push bolt into the carrier until it rotates and comes to a stop (in battery position) .

15. Turn cam pin 90° and lift it out from bolt and carrier.

16. Pull bolt forward out of carrier. Set the carrier aside.

17. With a punch, remove the extractor pin from the bolt assembly. Slight pressure applied to the back of the extractor (opposite side of the bolt face) will ease removal of the extractor pin.

18. Remove the extractor. The extractor spring and o-ring insert should be captured in the extractor; do not remove the spring and o-ring from the extractor.

Your rifle is now field stripped for cleaning.

Caution: Do not disassemble your firearm any further than described. Any maintenance that requires further disassembly should be performed by In Guns We Trust LLC.

[4] Basic Care and Maintenance

Proper maintenance will ensure you get the best performance from your firearm. High quality cleaning products will ensure that you get your rifle clean quickly and without damage to your firearm. The Mil-Spec cleaning kit is great for field use, but a good set of cleaning tools and a caliber specific Bore snake  and chamber brush will make your task easier at home. There are also many excellent cleaning products available to shooters today. We do not recommend any specific brand, so use what you like. Just make sure that it is safe to use on the parts you are cleaning and follow the cleaning products manufacturers instructions.

I. Upper Maintenance

  1. Use cleaning fluid on the bore and chamber, the gas tube, the upper receiver and
    barrel assembly, locking lugs and all areas of powder fouling, corrosion, dirt or dust.
  2. Install the chamber brush on the cleaning rod,dip the brush in cleaning fluid and insert it into the chamber and locking lugs. Clean by pushing and twisting the cleaning rod. Note: Do Not insert the end chamber brush past the barrel extension (silver portion of the brush that is larger in diameter does not go beyond the barrel extention, it will be flush with the feed ramps). 
  4. Take the bore brush off the rod and install a swab holder and a swab. Apply cleaning fluid
    to the swab; then run it through the chamber and out the flash suppressor (if applicable). To

    remove carbon build up, let the solvent sit, then wipe clean. Wipe the bore dry by running clean swabs all the way through from the chamber to the flash suppressor.

  5. Once the patches come out dry they should be clean. If not repeat steps 3 and 4.


Upper Maintenance continued.

  1. Use a worn out bore brush to clean the outside surface of the protruding gas tube.
    NOTE: Heat will discolor your gas tube, do not try to remove this discoloration.
  2. Wipe the charging handle with a patch dipped in solvent; wipe off solvent with a dry cloth.
  3. Inspect the upper assembly for any worn, broken or damaged parts. Replace any faulty parts with qualityIn Guns We Trust LLC replacement parts.
  4. Lightly lubricate the bore and chamber, outer surface of the barrel, under the handguards and the charging handle.

10.With a lubricated swab, run the rod from the receiver to the flash suppressor or muzzle brake. Do not over lubricate.

11. Lubricate the locking lugs.

13.Reassemble upper.


Bolt and Carrier Maintenance

WARNING: Never interchange bolts between rifles.

  1. Clean all parts and outer surfaces of the bolt carrier assembly with a swab saturated with cleaning fluid.
  2. Clean the bolt carrier key with a worn bore brush dipped in cleaning fluid and dry with a pipe cleaner.
  3. Remove carbon deposits and dirt from the locking lugs with a cleaning brush dipped in cleaning fluid.
  4. Clean the areas behind the bolt rings and under the lip if the extractor.
  5. Press the ejector in repeatedly to remove accumulated brass shavings from the ejector hole and assure the ejector moves freely.
  6. Inspect the bolt assembly for cracks or fractures, especially in the cam pin hole area. Inspect the firing pin retaining pin for bends, breaks or dents. Inspect the bolt cam pin for cracks or chips. Inspect the firing pin for bends, cracks, or a sharp, chipped or blunted tip.
  1. Lubricate the bolt carrier, bolt, cam pin, firing pin and firing pin retaining pin. Be sure to coat the inner and outer surfaces and the cam pin area of the bolt carrier. Place one drop of lubricant inside the key. Flush the ejector with lubricant and cycle the plunger enough to ensure the ejector spring is well lubricated.
  2. Reassemble bolt and carrier.


Lower Maintenance

  1. Remove any dirt or debris from the trigger group with a cleaning brush and/or cotton swab dipped in cleaning fluid.
  2. Remove powder fouling ,corrosion and dirt from the lower receiver with a cleaning brush and/ or cotton swab dipped in cleaning fluid.
  3. Use a pipe cleaner to clean the buttstock screw vent hole.
  4. Clean the buffer, recoil spring and inside of the lower receiver with a cleaning brush and/or cotton swab dipped in cleaning fluid.
  5. Examine the lower receiver assembly for any worn, broken or damaged parts. Replace any faulty parts with quality In Guns We Trust LLC replacement parts.
  6. Lightly lubricate the lower receiver and the internal parts of the lower receiver assembly.
  7. Reassemble the lower receiver.


Reassembly Instructions Begin reassembly with the upper receiver.

  1. Insert extractor and spring assembly into bolt by pushing extractor assembly down and aligning the pivot hole in the extractor with the hole in bolt and insert extractor pin. If the spring comes loose, seat the large end of spring in the extractor.
  2. Stagger the bolt rings to prevent gas loss or purchase a one piece gas ring replacement.
  3. Slide bolt assembly into bolt carrier assembly with extractor claw on the carrier's RIGHT hand side.
  4. Align the bolt's cam pin hole with the carriers cam pin slot. Insert bolt cam pin and rotate it 90°.
  5. Insert firing pin in opening at the rear of the bolt carrier and seat. You may need to rotate the cam pin into alignment to allow the firing pin to seat.
  6. Pull bolt assembly forward and replace firing pin retaining pin. When correctly installed the firing pin will not fall from the bolt carrier assembly and cannot be removed.
  7. Install charging handle assembly into upper receiver. Leave the charging handle halfway out of the receiver.
  8. Install the bolt carrier assembly. The bolt must be extended from bolt carrier so the cam pin will not prevent the bolt carrier groups installation.
  9. Push charging handle assembly and bolt carrier assembly together into upper receiver.

10.Re-install the buffer and spring into the lower receiver.

11. The hammer must be cocked and the selector lever must be on SAFE before installing the upper onto the lower.


Reassembly Instructions continued.

12.With the bolt carrier in battery, close ejection port cover.

13.Align the pivot pin holes and push pivot pin in.

14.Pivot the lower receiver towards the upper receiver. When aligned push in take-down pin.

15.If you removed the handguards, place the butt of the rifle on a solid surface. Pull down on the delta ring with even tension on each side. At the same time push one section of the two piece handguard into position. Repeat the process for the remaining half.

16.Perform the function check on your rifle.

Function Check

To avoid accidental firing, be sure cartridge magazine is removed and chamber is clear.

  1. Pull charging handle assembly to rear and release.
  2. Place selector lever on SAFE. Squeeze trigger. Hammer should not fall.
  3. Place selector lever on FIRE. Squeeze trigger. Hammer should fall.
  4. Hold trigger to the rear. Cycle the action. Release trigger. You should hear a click as you release the trigger as the disconnecter hands the hammer off to the the trigger.
  5. Squeeze trigger again. Hammer should fall.

If your rifle fails any of these tests check your assembly. If the rifle will not pass these checks and it has been assembled properly, contact In Guns We Trust LLC.


Warranty Information

In Guns We Trust LLC will warranty factory built firearms against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the firearm. 

The use of Wolf ammunition or other steel case ammunition will void warranty. The use of re-loaded ammunition, proof rounds or ammunition that exceeds SAAMI specifications will void warranty. 

Any repairs or modifications not done by In Guns We Trust LLC will void warranty. Any modifications of barrel, including reaming, turning down barrel to lighter profile, threading or rethreading barrel for attachments will void warranty.

In Guns We Trust LLC sells both complete firearms and components, firearms kits in part or whole. If you have received a In Guns We Trust LLC firearm and it does not meet your full expectation please contact In guns We Trust LLC and confirm that the firearm with the In Guns We Trust LLC lower receiver is in fact a In Guns We Trust LLC manufactured firearm.


Ammunition Warning

With the growing popularity of the AR-15/M16 family of rifles the demand for ammunition has risen sharply. Unfortunately, this has made quality ammunition hard to find. In Guns We Trust LLC recommends using only domestic, commercially manufactured ammunition or NATO specification ammunition.

Using any reloaded ammunition, any steel cased ammunition or Wolf Ammunition VOIDS your Limited Lifetime Warranty.

When purchasing domestically produced ammunition, questions can be answered by contacting the manufacturer directly. They will have the most accurate information about their products. If you have a problem with any ammunition be sure to have the lot number from the packaging that the ammunition in question came from; the manufacturer will need this information.

When purchasing surplus ammunition, it is not likely that the manufacturer is known or can be contacted. Most surplus ammunition is not from questionable sources, but some surplus ammunition is from rejected lots that did not meet a required specification. Find out as much as you can or purchase a small sample of the surplus ammunition before purchasing larger quantities. Many message boards will also have posts with reviews on ammunition by members. While these resources do not represent the final authority in ammunition related issues, they serve as a helpful guide for general information concerning various types of ammunition.

Before Firing Any Ammunition, inspect each cartridge for defects. Dispose of cartridges that exhibit and of the following defects:

  • Deformed brass. Including burrs, cracks, dents, scratches, bent or bowed cases.
  • Deformed bullet. Including burrs, dents and scratches.
  • Improperly seated bullets. The case neck should be uniform with no deformations and the bullet should be seated tightly in the case. Check overall length to ensure the bullet is not seated too deeply or has been pushed in from an impact. Some ammunition may have a colored sealant around the case neck.


Ammunition Warning Continued.

  • Improperly seated primers. The primer should be flush with the base of the case with no visible damage to the primer cup. Some ammunition may have a colored sealant around the primer.
  • Corroded cartridges. Any amount of metal that is corroded and eaten away.
  • Do not fire cartridges exposed to extreme heat (135 F°) until they have cooled.

    Warning Signs

    Not all defective ammunition has visible traits to distinguish it from good ammunition. If any cartridge from a lot of ammunition exhibits any of the following characteristics, discontinue the use of the entire lot and contact the manufacturer or dispose of the ammunition properly.

  1. Inconsistent function. This can also be a firearm related malfunction. Clean and test the rifle with another source of ammunition. If proper function is restored discontinue the use of the suspect ammunition immediately.
  2. Blown primers. This is an indication of improper powder charge. Discontinue the use of the suspect ammunition immediately.
  3. Inconsistent sound. Noticeably louder or quieter reports indicate improper powder charge. Discontinue the use of the suspect ammunition immediately.
  4. Cartridge fails to chamber. This can also be a firearm related malfunction. Clean and test the rifle with another source of ammunition. If proper function is restored discontinue the use of the suspect ammunition immediately.

Other ammunition related problems can occur. If you believe that ammunition you are using is performing in an inconsistent manner, do not take any chances that you are experiencing a one-off occurrence. Discontinue the use of the suspect ammunition and contact the manufacturer.

Your rifle is a sizable investment. Make every effort to use quality ammunition, to ensure your safety and and prolong the life of your firearm for years of enjoyment.



Selector will not engage “SAFE”.
UNLOAD Rifle First.

Inspect for
Fire control group is not cocked.

Primer in fire control group. Selector frozen on “FIRE”.

Too many cartridges in magazine.

Magazine fails to lock into magazine well. Inspect for

Dirty or corroded magazine catch.

Worn or broken magazine catch. Defective magazine.
Defective magazine catch spring.

Ammunition will not feed into chamber. Inspect for

Magazine not fully seated.

Too many cartridges in magazine.

Incorrect caliber cartridges.

Carbon in chamber, carrier key or on gas tube.

Dirt, corrosion, or carbon buildup in barrel locking lugs.

Dirty or defective magazine.

Dirty or corroded ammo.

Damaged ammo.

Action of buffer assembly is restricted.

Ejector or extractor is frozen.

Fire control must be cocked.

Remove and discard.

Disassemble, Clean, Lubricate and assemble correctly.

Remove excess cartridges.


Disassemble, Clean, Lubricate and assemble correctly.

Replace magazine catch. Replace magazine.
Replace magazine catch spring.


Seat magazine with firm pressure.

Remove excess cartridges.

Replace with correct caliber Cartridges.


Clean locking lugs on barrel and bolt.

Clean and lubricate or replace.



Take out buffer and spring and clean.

Clean and oil or replace.


Failure to FIRE

Inspect for Selector on “Safe”.

Selector frozen on “Safe”.

Excess fouling or carbon on firing pin or in firing pin recess.

Excess oil in firing pin recess.

Improper assembly of firing pin.

Weak or broken hammer spring Broken Firing pin or hammer Defective Ammunition.
Bolt not locked in battery

Failure to Extract Inspect for

Fouling or carbon in chamber.

Fouling or carbon in extractor tip or recess.

Damaged or missing extractor spring.

Damaged or missing extractor spring insert.

Dirty or corroded ammunition.

Frozen or worn extractor

Restricted buffer assembly.

Restricted movement of bolt carrier group.

Clogged gas tube
Gas system is short stroking


UNLOAD Rifle First.

Resolution Move Selector to “Fire”

Disassemble, Clean, Lubricate and assemble correctly

Remove excess oil with pipe cleaner

Assemble Correctly

Remove and discard
Extract cartridge, clean area.

Resolution Clean.


Remove and discard.
Dissemble and clean or replace.

Remove, clean, and lube. When reinstalling the bolt carrier group check to insure it moves freely in the upper receiver.)

See section on short stroking.


Bolt Fails to Lock Open on Last Round Inspect for

Dirt, corrosion, or carbon buildup in bolt and carrier.

Dirt, corrosion, or carbon buildup in barrel locking lugs

Ejector frozen

Defective magazine
Dirty or corroded bolt catch Burred or broken bolt

Rifle recoil spring in carbine stock

Gas system is short stroking

Short Stroking Inspect for

Gaps in gas rings (not staggered) Gas rings worn

Carbon or dirt in carrier or on outside of gas tube

Obstruction inside of carrier key Weak or reloaded ammunition

Dirty rifle
Improper lubrication Loss of gas power Defective magazine.




Clean and oil. Replace.
Clean or replace.

Contact In Guns We Trust LLC
Install correct spring. Carbine spring should be 36 coils versus 44 for the A1 or A2 rifle.

See section on short stroking.

Resolution Stagger gas rings Replace gas rings


Remove obstruction and clean

Replace with factory fresh ammunition.

Lubricate generously.
Check and clean entire gas path

Replace magazine.
Procedure for immediate action on next page.



Troubleshooting Cartridge Jammed in Action

Cartridge jammed between bolt and magazine or feed ramps. Bolt Over Base Failure

Double feed.

1. Remove magazine

2. Pull back and hold charging handle to the rear.

3. With the rifle positioned muzzle up; strike the buttstock on the ground.

4. When the bolt is free of the cartridge lock the bolt open with the bolt catch.

5. Remove and discard damaged casings or cartridges.

6. Inspect the rifle for damage.

1. Remove magazine

2. Push in on bottom of bolt catch.

3. With the rifle positioned muzzle up strike the buttstock on the ground.

4. The impact should dislodge the bolt form the casing and lock open.

5. Remove and discard damaged casings if they did not fall out of the action on there own.

6. Inspect the rifle for damage.

Spent casing lodged between bolt and charging handle.

Warning: If either of these procedures fail, do not attempt to disassemble the rifle and consult In Guns We Trust LLC.