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Posted: 12/1/2020 11:58:02 AM EST
Late last year I bought a M1 Garand in 7.62 NATO through the CMP.

I love it.  It functions great most of the time.  Here is the problem I am having, on some occasions, the recoil causes the en bloc clip to partially pop up out of the magazine.  I then put it back in and continue to fire.

What could be causing this ?

The brand clip I am using is the AEC clip.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:04:47 PM EST
Try replacing the clip latch spring with a new one.. that's a cheap place to start.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:30:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IH1026:
Try replacing the clip latch spring with a new one.. that's a cheap place to start.
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seconded
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:34:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IH1026:
Try replacing the clip latch spring with a new one.. that's a cheap place to start.
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This.  Same thing happened and new spring fixed it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:34:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:36:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 2:17:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IH1026:
Try replacing the clip latch spring with a new one.. that's a cheap place to start.
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1.  See if the CMP will address the issue for you.

2.  If you replace the clip latch spring and still have the issue, check the nose on the bullet guide.  Mine was worn - a swap-out with an in-spec bullet guide solved my premature ejection problem.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 5:14:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2020 5:16:34 PM EST by M1G]
Email CMP customer service explain issue and they will put you in conatct with a armorer. They will either send parts to you to replace or will have you send rifle back for repair all at no cost. Parts and shipping will be paid for
Link Posted: 12/3/2020 5:51:05 PM EST
Thank you to all who responded.

I watched the replacement of this spring on youtube and it seems simple enough so I am going to replace it my self.
Link Posted: 12/6/2020 5:52:04 PM EST
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Thank you to all who responded.

I watched the replacement of this spring on youtube and it seems simple enough so I am going to replace it my self.
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My experience was the same as listed above- my fix was the same as what you are proposing- just takes a couple of minutes- it has never bothered me again- replaced the latch and spring.
Link Posted: 12/7/2020 11:17:50 AM EST
I had the exact same problem with my .308 Garand.

Replaced the spring, no issues.  It's an easy swap out too.
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