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Old 11-26-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

I'm having a bear of a time getting the op rod off, the dismount slot is in the rear under the sight and there just is no play to get it off. Any tips? About to break out the pliers.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

no pliers, but the gentle use of a flat screwdriver will do it.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

Same problem with mine. It requires some pulling and what amounts to almost bending in the exact same manner you would use with an M1. My M1 almost falls off but my M1A is a b******.
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Re: Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

One more with a problem child. The op-rod on the M14 I trained with back in '75 would lift right out with a little twist; same with my M1. My M1A, though, sorely tries my patience.
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One more with a problem child. The op-rod on the M14 I trained with back in '75 would lift right out with a little twist; same with my M1. My M1A, though, sorely tries my patience.
your m14 had a notch in the lower rail that allowed this- the m1a et al does not- it's at the back and twist a lot- incidentally, up here , that's one of the "signs" that the "inspectors" look for to seperate the real m14s from the true semi-autos- the notched bottom rail- funny thing is that i have a notched rail on my non-restricted norinco
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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Re: Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

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One more with a problem child. The op-rod on the M14 I trained with back in '75 would lift right out with a little twist; same with my M1. My M1A, though, sorely tries my patience.
your m14 had a notch in the lower rail that allowed this- the m1a et al does not- it's at the back and twist a lot- incidentally, up here , that's one of the "signs" that the "inspectors" look for to seperate the real m14s from the true semi-autos- the notched bottom rail- funny thing is that i have a notched rail on my non-restricted norinco

It is feasible to have a competent gunsmith add the notch in the lower rail? If someone has a close up picture of a rifle with both notches, I would like to see what it looks like.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:35 AM   #7
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Re: Trouble getting op rod off Springfield M1A

don't know if i wouldn't be concerned about the LEGALITY of it- i know it's only a notch, but you KNOW how finicky the batf is- hate to see you with a class 3 b/c of a mistake
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