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M1 carbine

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Olrusty, Apr 6, 2013.

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  1. Olrusty

    Olrusty TS Member

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    Can anyone tell me how or what I have to do .to release the bolt in my M-1 Carbine I closed the gun on an EMPTYY casing to check firing pin function. It sounded normal but now the bolt won't pull back to open the chamber and eject the empty. Thanks for any heip. olrusty---Jack Montgomery
     
  2. eaglewingmangunsmith

    eaglewingmangunsmith TS Member

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    Try tapping the operating rod handle with a rubber mallet/Rawhide mallet. Case is stuck/not sized /fired and not resized. Might have to put cleaning rod down barrel if op rod comes back without case on extractor. Next time resize case before trying. Hope that helps! Good Luck and God Bless everyone out there! Mike
     
  3. Olrusty

    Olrusty TS Member

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    OK eaglewinggunsmithman ------that did it. I hit the rod handle just a couple of times and out came the bolt and empty case. Thank you for the advice. Unfortunately for me , the firing pin IS stuck. So now I can work on this problem. Thanks again. Olrusty
     
  4. PAR8HED

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    Firing pin is free floating in the bolt. If it is stuck you have issues. Best to disassemble the bolt and check this.

    HJH
     
  5. Olrusty

    Olrusty TS Member

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    Thanks HJH. I'll check the bolt. Olrusty
     
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