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Posted: 1/1/2006 11:46:56 AM EDT
I was just out shooting one of my fal's when it decided to become a single shot rifle. The first shot fired and the second shot would have a very lite primer strike. That happened twice and then the bolt locked about.5 inch out of battery and is still stuck with a live round in it.

First off, how do I safely get the bolt unlocked?
Second, what caused it to become a single shot?


Thanks ahead of time.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:53:12 AM EDT
In first with:

Obviously, you have purchased a POS. At this point, it is not safe for you to handle it further. Send it to me and I will dispose of it safely.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:56:59 AM EDT
Tagged in case the FAL I ordered in early November that was going to take 6 week to deliver and then was going to be here by year's end but still isn't here has the same problem.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:58:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
Tagged in case the FAL I ordered in early November that was going to take 6 week to deliver and then was going to be here by year's end but still isn't here has the same problem.



Mine has almost 2 thousand trouble free rds thru it. This is a first for any fal I have ever owned.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:59:12 AM EDT
Can't answer your question Mr Clean but I'm real close to buying one so I'll just hang around and read the replies.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:59:53 AM EDT
The accepted method for a rifle in this condition is to drink a six pack of Miluakee's Best, then with the heel of your shoe, step on the charging handle like you would if you were kick-starting a motorcycle.

Make sure that the trajectory of any projectiles is at least an inch away from your body. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:04:19 PM EDT
Pull down on the charging handle while at the same time butt stroke it on a hard surface.

Ammo?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:04:35 PM EDT
I dont know if this helps cause it wasnt an FAL, but I had a similar problem with a garand I bought from the CMP. The firing pin was out of spec and was causing the bolt to lock up closed. I finally tried the kick start technigue and got it open. It did break the firing pin but I got a new one and havent had a problem since.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:37:05 PM EDT
I got it out, looks like a bad extractor.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:28:10 PM EDT
Is the gas plug in upsidedown? If so it will do just as you described. One setting is for normal operation, the other is for grenade launching.


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