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There are 2 different parts you could be calling "forks" The carrier and the slide assembly. If the bolt is all of the way forward and has detached from the slide assembly the bolt lock will hold the bolt in place. Turning the gun over will drop the lock out of the barrel extension or receiver recess and allow you to move it to the rear. With the bolt about 2/3 of the way to the rear you will be able to move the slide assembly into position and install the slide lock. You can also remove the bolt and slide lock from the front of the receiver, set them in place on the slide arms and insert everything together.
The carrier should move to the bottom of the receiver when the bolt is pulled to the rear and move up when the bolt is moved forward. The position of the bolt determines the position f the carrier.
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It sounds you you may need to remove the carrier to get everything out of the receiver and start over, but before taking any more parts out see if you can move the slide to the rear while holding the bolt from moving. The slide normally moves about 1/2" back on the bolt to drop the lock out of the recess in the barrel extension and receiver. This should "unlock" the bolt and allow you to move it and the slide to the rear. When they are about 2/3 of the way back the slide can be lifted enough to move the action assembly back and seat the slide onto the arms.
I should have asked at the beginning, is the barrel off or on the gun?
Just read your original post again and you say the disconnector is jammed. Is the trigger assembly still in? The disconnector is part of the trigger assembly which needs to be removed before trying to get the bolt and lock in place.
Does the carrier move up and down (the end towards the front) manually? If it is jammed against the bolt or lock you will need to drive the pin out the holds it in place and remove it from the receiver. It is the only thing that I can think of or see that could be preventing the bolt from moving.
If you can take a picture from the bottom of the receiver and post it here so that I can see what position the bolt is in and hopefully tell you what to do to fix it.
I will be out most of the day, I help in a local gun shop on Saturdays. I do all of their repair work and most of my customers come in on Saturday.
I will be back at 4 pm my time, about 9 in Germany.
Tuesday is fine, I check for messages before I go down to my shop and when I take a break, I may not answer right away, but I will get back to you.
Have a safe trip!
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Removing the carrier may help. Drive the pin out and it should lift straight up. There is a bushing in the center of the carrier arms that the pin goes through, it's easy to put back in so don't panic when you see it drop out!
Glad I could help, you're welcome!
What's the new problem, with the same gun or something different?
If the disconnector is jammed against the side of the receiver or is either bent or broken the gun will not lock up. Can you move the latch in the trigger assembly, if it moves freely the end is bent and not contacting the slide arm or is broken off. If it doesn't move you have it jammed against the receiver and will need to remove the trigger assembly and re-install it.
You are welcome, I'm glad I could help you.
The parts you are referring to are the shell latches and can be tough on the BPS. I have had problems with them at times. Like installing any other part, patients helps!