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    Short stroking on a new CMP special

    I bought a new CMP special and I am having a terrible time with it not picking up a new round from the clip. It eject the round after firing but does not pick up the next round. I rack the slide by hand and it goes right in with absolutely no issue. I have used original Enblocs loaded with original ammo right from the spam cans, I have used USGI Enblocs with M2 ammo from the cardboard boxes for the Springfield 03A3 and I have used the USGI Enblocs and my own 150 grain reloads . All exactly the same issue. Not every round and not the same round every time but at least one and many times several rounds per clip. I disassembled this rifle when I got it to check on the lubrication and all of the parts and it all looked good but I did notice that I had a very hard time getting the trigger gaurd to release and an even harder time to get reattached. I thought something was binding since it would not go the last inch into the locked position without having to force it in. I never force anything on a firearm! But after looking at it and checking everything many times over I came to the conclusion that with the new stock it is just tight. I read that tight makes for more accurate but I also read it can cause this issue. Just how tight should that trigger guard be in closing? And where would I relieve the wood to ease that pressure?

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    The stocks are made so the loosest worn trigger guards can work ok. With most of the trigger groups, you have to trim the bearing surface. I do 6 strokes with a rasp, & 6 strokes with a medium file. I also trim the area where the rear tang of the trigger housing rests. I have received M1's with the hackberry stock where the trigger guard was hammered shut; this could cause binding of the op rod.

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      https://www.m1garandforum.com/forum/...-trigger-guard

      DON"T REMOVE ANY WOOD

      Also, the CMP special is freshly parked and offer more resistance than worn finished. Replace the op rod spring too.

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        #4
        Thanks guys, I had actually started a different thread on this problem when I got no answers here and that thread took off. I ended up calling the CMP since it was brand new and they told me to send it right back and they would get right on it. I sent it on a Monday and I had it back on Friday of the same week!!!!!! Here is a link to the thread that includes all of the details but the short and sweet is that the gas port hole was drilled a hair small. I talked to the gunsmith that worked on it and he told me it could have been as simple as a drill bit at the end of it's service life. They also put in a NEW op rod, not used, but brand new!! He told me they don't like it when one comes back. THAT, my friend, is how you do customer service!

        https://www.m1garandforum.com/forum/...er-assembly-be

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