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Old December 3, 1998, 05:20 PM   #5
Rob Pincus
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Along the way during my love affair with my M1 I have had similar problems. In almost all cases the problem has happened with light loads (when shooting clays) and has been solved by a tap on the bolt handle with the off hand to get the bolt moving forward.
Sqirting a little oil onthe relevant moving parts always seems to improve the situation.

I have figured that it is a combination of light loads and lack of cleaning. I can only remember one similar malfunction with heavy upland game #6s and even those don't generate the recoil of a decent tactical load. That was while hunting in a very dusty area near the end of the day, the gun was pretty filthy.

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