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HARD to lock clips in

#1 Post by czgunner » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 pm

I have a new CMP special. Probably 200 rounds through it.
It is nearly impossible to lock a clip in. It takes an absurd amount of struggling.
I contacted CMP, but I am out of warranty.
Didn’t get to shoot it the first year, as I have been a busy dad.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: HARD to lock clips in

#2 Post by Ghoulardi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:09 pm

my advice, disassemble it then reassemble it, then try it again
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Re: HARD to lock clips in

#3 Post by czgunner » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Ghoulardi wrote:my advice, disassemble it then reassemble it, then try it again
Done that 5 times looking for problems.

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#4 Post by Hammerdown » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Is it hard to push the clip down the last half inch till it locks down and releases the bolt or the whole way? If you're not use to it, it can seem extreme.
Tried another type of clip(aftermarket, U.S. or foreign military)?
Ammo seated all the way to back of clip?
Heavy new finish on clips and/or rifle?
Anything in rifle bent or damaged?
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#5 Post by czgunner » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:05 am

Hammerdown wrote:Is it hard to push the clip down the last half inch till it locks down and releases the bolt or the whole way? If you're not use to it, it can seem extreme.
Tried another type of clip(aftermarket, U.S. or foreign military)?
Ammo seated all the way to back of clip?
Heavy new finish on clips and/or rifle?
Anything in rifle bent or damaged?
Clips of 3 manufacturers have been tried and also tumbled to smooth them.
I have had a few Garand shooters try it and they are telling me it’s way to hard to get the clips to lock in.
They slide in okay, it just takes hurculean strength to get them to lock in.
Clips are loaded correctly and checked with other shooters.
My loaded clips insert and lock fine in my buddies rifle.

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Re: HARD to lock clips in

#6 Post by Hammerdown » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 am

If the rifle is working fine other than the heavy clip locking then it should be assembled correctly.
With all that being eliminated then you're going to have to start looking at parts out of specs, clip latch, follower, follower arm, follower rod etc.
Sorry , but that's the best I can say without being able to look at the rifle in person.
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#7 Post by Ghoulardi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:40 pm

if you are stumped and don't know what to do, take it to a gunsmith.
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Re: HARD to lock clips in

#8 Post by Smokey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:46 am

Greasing the op-rod catch really made a difference with a hard to load Garand I worked on.
Go here to the section "Additional Areas to Grease:" item 1.
http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-grease

Additionally, be certain ALL cartridges are seated to the flat rear part of the clip. A slightly high round will cause a lot of additional force.
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