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Old September 4, 2018, 10:07 AM   #8
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The slight indentation on the primer, was caused by the free-floating firing pin on the MAS 49/56.

I had slam firing problems with my MAS 49/56 --- Especially while loading a single shot round into the chamber; using plastic German 308 Riot Control Ammo, that uses a 10 grain plastic bullet. If you do use it as a single shot...ease the bolt forward while chambering a round.

You should only use mil spec hard primers (Wolf, Tula or other mil spec ammo) for the 49/56 --- Though I solved the slam firing problem, buy purchasing a $80 titanium firing pin for my MAS 49/56.

You can also solve the slam firing problem on the 49/56, by installing a click fountain pen spring on the firing pin shaft.
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