I bought a 49-56 a year or so ago, but haven't shot it yet. When I pulled it out of the cabinet to look at it the other day I noticed that the magazine would not go into the receiver fully with the bolt closed. I had to open the bolt to insert the magazine, when I let it go it would not go forward into the battery position after I depressed the mag plate down. Bolt will not stay retracted in the open position with a mag out of the rifle. Is it me being not sure of it's operating process or is there an issue with the rifle.
Messed around with it some more, finally tried a different mag and everything worked better, could load mag with bolt closed and rack into battery. Seems the new mag I had was bent on the top lips, preventing the bolt from moving correctly.
all better now.