Following this post.
I have a similar issue. Thought it was due to a overly tight sling. Still don't know much except that CMPs, or all non NM Garands, are, by design, 'Parts Guns'.
Supposedly, if there is a good shooter on the trigger, 'bumping the op rod fwd on the first round could result in a first round flyer.
I'm not good enough to tell the difference.
Please, keep posting your findings.
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