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Build up a Polish kit from AK-Builder and when I was adding the finishing touches, I pull the charging handle back to charge it for the final test and the bolt carrier got stuck in the open position. It'll slam forward with a little downward pressure, but what could be the cause of this? I pulled a recoil spring from one of my other Polish rifles and it worked fine in it.
 

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Run a wet patch through the carrier spring bore until clean and finish with a oiled patch. Rotate spring on carrier, install and charge. Continue until you find sweet spot.
If binding continues, likely the spring is weak and needs replacing. I have seen over-heated, shot out recoil springs several times. Rare, but not uncommon.
 
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