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    Clip releases after 3 or 4 rounds, need help fixing

    Started doing this in the last year and now it happens with every clip I have and usually after 3 to 4 shots. Clip is released with remaining ammo in it and makes its way up 1/3 out of the receiver jamming the bolt. So, what part should I change or check? This is a Korean War era Springfield that was an import by BlueSky. I've had it at least 15-20 years and only recently started shooting it on a regular basis. Rifle is real accurate and in great shape.
    Thanks
    Dale

    #2
    BlueSky imports and accuracy are not normally the norm.... I would look at the clip release spring as its cheap too replace so maybe its just tired out, then make sure the tip on the clip release is not worn down making less contact with the notch in the en-block.

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    • DJL531
      DJL531 commented
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      Thanks. I'll take that thing apart and see what I find this weekend. Yes, I was surprised at how well a $300 Garand shot when I bought it. Purchased unseen as assumed it was one of those cast receivers someone like Century was assembling, back when a rash of parts kits come in back in 2001 or 2002??? Anyway, came in and is 95% correct with the parts. Shot some old surplus AP rounds from the 60's at a steel plate, probably 2'x2' at 500 yards open sight and rung 7 out of 8. That's good enough for me having fun.

    #3
    Plus one on what Phil recommended. Clip latch springs are cheap. Take the rifle out of the stock and push the clip latch pin out and remove clip latch and check the spring.

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      #4
      stretch the spring, reinstall it and shoot the rifle. If this fixes the problem by a new spring. If you still have issues next is to check the lobe on the bullet guide.

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        #5
        Same clips or different? If same clips that usta' work properly, sounds like latch spring or the latch itself. The lobe on the bullet guide would come into play if there was a timing issue but that doesn't sound like what you have. As previously mentioned, stretch the latch spring and if that solves the problem you know what to replace.
        Jon

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          #6
          Jon, believe it or not the worn bullet guide lobe does come into play here. I have seen it many, many times

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            #7
            Bill, I did not know that. Learned some thing new today.
            Thank you, Sir.
            Jon

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