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M1 Doesn't Finish The Mag

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#1 DougStump


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Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:54 AM

My Savage M1A1 will usally not fire off the entire mag in one burst. Short bursts are fine, but it won't empty the mag all at once. When it stops, the bolt is all the way back. If you let go of the trigger, then pull again it takes off again, but may stop after 5 - 10 rounds. I made sure I had the trigger all the way back.

I'm shooting reload ammo, but I also tried some Wolf, same trouble.

What part do I need to change?

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#2 gijive


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Posted 01 October 2003 - 06:13 AM


I would consider checking all the internal grip frame parts for wear, specifically the trip, disconnector and sear lever. I would replace these and all the springs and see if the same thing occurs.
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Posted 01 October 2003 - 08:06 AM

The probable cause is that your Disconnector is disengaging from the Sear Lever. This could be weak springs, worn or poorly fitted parts or just a heavy build up of grime. It could also be that your Rocker is contacting the bolt intermittently; this could be due to a worn (elongated) hole in the frame or Rocker or a worn shaft on the Pivot.
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