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Old September 19, 2012, 10:23 PM   #26
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You don't have to "work the action" to eject a partical clip. You just push the clip release the the unspent rounds and clip jump into your hands so you don't have to bend over and pick them up.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:47 PM   #27
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Well, you would have to open the bolt and hold it back. I always found it a darned nuisance to eject a partial clip, and can easily see why the combat soldier would just fire off the remaining rounds at the enemy (after all, a bullet might hit somebody and everybody out there is the enemy) rather than try to fiddle with ejecting the clip.

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Old September 20, 2012, 02:35 PM   #28
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Hey guy, it has been 58 years since I went to basic with an M-1 and I haven't fired one since. The rest of my Army career was with the M! and M2 carbine, the M-14, the M-60 and AR. ( plus the 30 and 50 Browning MG, the 3.5 rocket launcher and a few more. ) So, my memory ( along with other parts ) is on the down side.
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