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JSG  [Team Member]
6/7/2011 11:30:49 AM EST
Did Colt use a mag different carrier release on the M16A1 than is currently used on every AR I have seen? The one in question has a longer "tail" so when you dump the empty mag it engages the carrier release and it slams home on an emtpy chamber.
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tgus  [Member]
6/7/2011 4:37:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By JSG:
Did Colt use a mag different carrier release on the M16A1 than is currently used on every AR I have seen? The one in question has a longer "tail" so when you dump the empty mag it engages the carrier release and it slams home on an emtpy chamber.


It sounds like a bolt catch from the open bolt model RO750 LMG. The M16A1 should have a standard bolt catch.