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Old January 16, 2005, 12:39 PM   #1
usmarine
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How does the M1 Garand ejects its clip?

Is this clip ejection automatic or theres a switch to turn it on/off?
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Old January 16, 2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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Ejection is automatic.

When the last round is ejected, a small spring in the bottom of the trigger group forces the clip up and out of the magazine.

If you're having ejection problems check the clip ejector spring, which is in the lower left side of the trigger group.

Here's some great info and GI manuals on the M1:

http://www.fulton-armory.com/

http://web.archive.org/web/200307050...com/lanestips/

http://www.surplusrifle.com/downloads.asp This one includes a VIDEO.

http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/ NOTE the password info near the top of the page.
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Old January 16, 2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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USM you should get one and find out yourself. That way you will know why we won WWII. I would not get any thing less than a CMP. www.odcmp.com
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Old January 16, 2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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The clip automatically ejects when empty.

You can eject it while there are still rounds in the magazine by pressing the clip latch with the action open.

I believe there are clips that are specially made to not eject to allow easy single loading in matches where that is a requirement.
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Old January 16, 2005, 07:29 PM   #5
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+1 to Tim R. I have a friend that purchased a Danish M1 from CMP and it is in great condition. Not only are you getting a quality rifle, but you are purchasing a piece of history. Plus, many of the Danish rifles have been refitted with new barrels.
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Old January 17, 2005, 07:54 AM   #6
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Look here, and more specifically, at "The Feeding Cycle" + "The en-bloc clip".

(But look at all the demos while you are there...)

http://www.garandflash.com/

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Old January 17, 2005, 10:46 AM   #7
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Cool demos....Thanks!
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