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AR 15 Upper Receiver Disassembly Video

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AR 15 Upper Receiver Disassembly Video



This video will show you how to disassemble your AR 15 upper down to its individual components. This video is designed for people that need to disassemble their upper for either repairs or changing configurations. Even though this video features an AR 15, what we show you also apply to the AR 10 upper as well. 

AR 15 Upper Receiver Disassembly – Background Information

The Armalite Rifle 15 (AR 15) is one of the most popular modern sporting rifle. The AR 15 is used for target shooting, hunting and competition. Its modern look makes people think that this rifle is a complex design and hard to work on. Our video series will show you that these are fairly simple design which makes them easy to work on. This video series concentrates on the AR 15 but the same methods work on the AR 10 upper receiver as well.

Don’t forget to check out our AR 15 upper receiver as sembly, AR 15 lower disassembly, AR 15 lower assembly and AR 15 field strip videos.

AR 15 Upper Receiver Disassembly – Learn More

If you want to learn more about the tools used in the AR 15 Videos visit If you need more information about troubleshooting visit our AR Troubleshooting Guide at

AR 15 Upper Receiver Disassembly – Video index:

Removing the hand-guards – 0:16

Removing the upper receiver- 1:10

Removing the carry handle – 2:04

Removing the front sight base – 2:30

Removing the barrel – 4:59

Disassembling the barrel nut – 6:12

Removing the ejection port cover – 7:03

Removing the forward assist – 7:49

Disassembling the forward assist – 8:30

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