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    Help needed on failure to feed blank ammunition

    Greetings to fellow Garland aficionados. As a little background , I am an honor guard member serving with my local VFW post. We are using vintage M1 rifles, equipped with regulation blank adaptors for conducting appropriate military honors. The rifles are being correctly cleaned and lubricated. Having said this we are starting to experience forth round feeding problems. First three rounds feed correctly so the question is what is causing the issue? My thought is that for some reason the operating rod is not traveling far enough rearword to allow the bolt to pick up forth round. The blank adaptors are property secured. Any help on this issue will be sincerely appreciated.


    #2
    Hi Mike,
    Welcome to the forum. Thanks for stopping by and signing up.
    How many rifles are experiencing these 4th-round-feeding problems?
    Thanks,
    --Brian
    Welcome to the Addiction!

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      #3
      Hi Brian. Thanks for responding. Three of our rifles have developed this problem,

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        #4
        Sure thing.
        The first part I'd check would be the clip ejector spring. Check for cracks or bends. Sometimes they just plain old wear out and you may need a new one. My advice would be to NOT try to bend them back into form thinking you'll save a few bucks. You will never be able to bend them correctly, and the spring steel they're made from gets weak with use......same with the rear sight cover spring.
        Hope that gets you going in the right direction anyway.......others will hopefully chime in!
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          #5
          Thanks. Is this the spring that is located in the trigger housing assembly?

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            #6
            Yes it is.

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