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Old 04-14-2018, 06:38 PM
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The mag for my M1 Carbine model does not drop when the mag release is pressed. This is a new problem. I have to lock back the bolt and hold the mag release while pressing down on the mag with a finger. Does not take hardly any pressure and it comes out. Any ideas what is causing this problem?
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:55 PM
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If it's just started, maybe another cleaning would help. Does it drop free when the barreled action is NOT mounted in the stock? Possibly a little light sanding inside the mag well of the stock.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:13 PM
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Hiya Sarge.
The usual sticking points are either side of the mag well, and sometimes the release plunger doesn't retract far enough for a clean drop.
Lock a mag in the well, then check for clearance on the sides with some form of feeler gauge, a business card would do handily.
If no clearance, start there and remove material until you get clearance.
If you have clearance and it doesn't drop, actuate the release with the mag well empty and see if the plunger looks like it's sticking out a bit.
Sometimes polishing the plunger's conical surface that the magazine locking pin slides across when you insert it and release it will help it release better.
Sometimes you need to make the release lever pull it back into the trigger housing further.
Do a few checks and tell us what you find. There are lots here who have had this issue, and the ones that solved it can put their two cents in to help out.
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P.S., FYI clear mags are slightly wider than the black ones, and cause sticking issues a lot.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:56 PM
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Couple of new ideas Ol Shooter, will check them all out tomorrow since it is going to rain all day.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:11 PM
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FYI clear mags are slightly wider than the black ones, and cause sticking issues a lot.
Gentlemen,

I had my stock 10/22 All-Weather Carbine out today. I took three black magazines and two clear ones, and sure enough, one of the clear ones was just a little sticky!
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:50 PM
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Got out my two other 10/22's and compared how the mags fit in each of them. It was apparent that the M1 version had a tighter fit between the wood and mag. Started sanding and it was obvious that there were high and low spots so sanded till they disappeared. Mag drops right out. I was a little supprised at how uneven the wood was in the mag well. Would think the CNC machines would be a little more consistent/accurate. The raw wood was coated with some Birchwood Casey Tru Oil. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:00 PM
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Glad it was that easy Sarge.
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