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Wtk Why M1/m1a1s Have Two Cocking Positions?


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#1 GonePostal

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 10:15 AM

Ok so I've tested this on several M1 and M1A1s and they all do this. Pull back on the cocking knob and CLICK!, the bolt stays back and is cocked. Pull back and CLICK! it'll come back about another inch or so and stay back. Gun can be shot from either cocking position. Doesn't seem to matter to the gun which I use.

Oh gurus of the TSMG, what's the true reason and purpose for this?

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#2 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 10:38 AM

Being only a pawn in game of life and not a Guru I'd say it's a safety feature in case of a low powered cartridge being fired.
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#3 JimFromFL

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:02 PM

This characteristic exists for the 1928s as well. So don't think you M1 guys are special wink.gif cool.gif
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