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    Enbloc wont stay down

    Hello
    I have an M1 and when trying to load it the clip won't stay down. If you hold it with your thumb and nurse the bolt forward it still tries to eject it after the first shot. It's currently at my LGS and the smith there said he used a GI clip and works fine but my clips won't. Is there a such thing as after market clips that are different? I really hope this issue can be fixed since I have over 500 rounds loaded in clips. Thank you for any light you guys can shed on this topic!!!!

    #2
    Yes, some aftermarket enblocs are junk.
    1) How many different enblocs did you try ? Some may work.
    2) Do you have any USGI enblocs ? If not, get some.
    3) Remove and stretch the clip latch spring. If the enbloc locks in place, replace the clip latch spring.
    4) I never had this problem, but the clip latch may be worn

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      #3
      I have almost 500 rounds loaded in clips. I've tried several. All with the same results minus the one the gunsmith used that is not mine. How can I tell if they are USGI? I'm new to the Garand but not to firearms in general. In fact I had this beauty for over two years before I got a chance to shoot it. Thank you for the help guys. I will let you know how I make out.
      Last edited by Sword6; 03-25-2016, 07:37 AM.

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        #4
        Here is a link to a list of enbloc code on this forum.
        The manufacture code is in the circle in the center of the enbloc.

        http://www.m1garandforum.com/forum/a...-clip-id-codes

        I had problems with the JMO 73 and SF enblocs.
        Last edited by jak; 03-25-2016, 12:32 PM. Reason: spelling

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          #5
          Either the clips are defective or the locking arm on the clip latch is worn and out of spec. If your 'smith' s clip worked ok, then my guess is you have a bunch of junk clips.
          Jon

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            #6
            I just got home from the LGS. All my clips are marked AEC3. The one that he had that worked is marked SA. He is going to replace the parts you guys suggested but we noticed the little indent on the side of the clip is rounded and the SA one is squared off. Is it possible to square up this notch with a square file?

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              #7
              The side of the notch going toward the center of the enbloc is suppose to be square. The side of the notch going toward
              the end of the enbloc is somewhat rounded.
              If you look at the pictures of the enblocs in the link I posted earlier you will see the shape of the notch.

              If both sides of the notches on your AEC3 enblocs are rounded, that is your problem.
              You can try squaring up the inside edge of the notch but I don't know if it will work.

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                #8
                Thanks guys. I will let you know how I make out. If they don't work out. Does anyone know a good source for a bunch of quality clips?

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                  #9
                  I hear very good things about the CMP clips.
                  Here's a handy link: http://estore.thecmp.org/store/catal...4=&note5=&max=
                  Welcome to the Addiction!

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                    #10
                    I have seen this before, as TJT mentioned. It is most likely your clip latch.

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