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Posted: 6/17/2009 8:23:46 AM EST
Do the original M1 Carbines bolts lock back after the magazine is empty?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:33:06 AM EST
depends on the follower in the mag IIRC...
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:45:18 AM EST
It locks open on the follower, not a "real" bolt holdback
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:45:34 AM EST
Correct. Most of the 30-round mags have a follower that holds the bolt back (at least until you remove the magazine) but the 15-round mags do not have this follower. It is not set up like a M-14 or mini-14 where the bolt locks back, you remove the mag, reload and release the bolt on a fresh magazine.
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