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Old 04-13-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
 
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En bloc clips

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New here. I hope someone can answer my question concerning the M1. This rifle uses en bloc clips. What I want to know is does the rifle chamber the rounds from the top or the bottom of the clip when it is loaded?

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Old 04-13-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum ............

But methinks you've got the wrong forum! THis is the m1A /M14 forum! Neither uses an enbloc! The Enblocs are for the M1 GARAND~ and to which there isn't really a top nor bottom, the enblock is loaded though so that when filled it is *supposed* to have the uppermost round strip from the left side-- though a decent functioning Garand should be able to strip a round from either side...........

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-14-2006, 03:55 AM   #3
 
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When the clip is loaded in the rifle the bolt strip the rounds from the top but there is no "top" or "bottom" to the clip itself.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:11 AM   #4
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Top left

Well, I'm glad you weren't in a foxhole with me in a firefight while you tried to figure out how to load the M1 with the round on the top being to the left.

Never heard of that one before....
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:39 AM   #5
 
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Thanks for replies guys. So ok, the rounds are stripped from the top. But how does the rounds get fed upwards? Looking at pictures of these clips, they don't seem to be spring loaded.
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The M1

The M1 has a piece called a "Follower" which resides at the bottom of the clip when it is inserted. On the Follower is a follower slide which keeps the last cartridge in place after the other 7 have been used. The follower is pushed upward by a piece called the "Follower Arm" to which the operating rod spring is attached to by an open clip on the end of the spring and goes over two lugs on the follower arm.

OKay, now somebody give me the proper name of the guide which the follower arm goes through. Is it the bullet guide? Just can't remember that one.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:16 AM   #7
 
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This site will show how the M1 functions.


http://www.garandflash.com/action.html
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Thanks again. That link explained it all.
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Re: Top left

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Well, I'm glad you weren't in a foxhole with me in a firefight while you tried to figure out how to load the M1 with the round on the top being to the left.

Never heard of that one before....
REALLY? LOL! I learned that HERE!!!!!!!!! I dont recall exactly from whom~ but I remember its one of the 'usual' that I'd trust-- CB, HPS, Williams, Delloro....and the like......... as said- had always thought and heard that the Garand was supposed to be able to feed from either the uppermost on left or right-- but some were finicky and liked 'em only one way...........

But THAT aint why you wouldn't want me in a fox hole........ I SNORE and have actually slept right through a couple of earthquakes!

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Old 04-14-2006, 10:56 AM   #10
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Actually a properly functioning Garand will accept the round on either side... it's just easier for us Superior Lefties to have the top round on the Left.. The Danish must be a country of Lefties as all their ammo the CMP sold a couple of years ago had the top round on the left...
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Actually a properly functioning Garand will accept the round on either side... it's just easier for us Superior Lefties to have the top round on the Left.. The Danish must be a country of Lefties as all their ammo the CMP sold a couple of years ago had the top round on the left...
I always thought that was for us righties. Top round on the left is easier for me to push down with my right thumb. Don't have to go straight down over the side of the receiver.
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