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Problem with a P 14
Gene L Posts: 12,816 Senior Member
It won't load the last round in the magazine. Gets hung up. I put a empty in the mag so it'll load the rest of them but it sure won't load the last round.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
I don't know if it's applicable in this situation.
Could the follower be messed up? If it is a slight deformation, it could allow the upper rounds to feed, but be wonky enough to effect the feeding of the last round........either that, or more likely, what Earl said a weakened spring.
Rimmed cases are a little more finicky, too.
There are no other mags. It's a Mauser action.
A 1914 and 1917 Enfield is not a Mauser per se, but it's the same thing even down to the bolt release-ejector. In my opinion it is more a Mauser than a 1903 Springfield, of which the US was accused of stealing the design from Mauser and made to pay a penalty. The only thing is in regards to the bolt it is cock on closing which the older Mauser designs before the 98 were. The 98 is cock on opening which you can easily convert the U.S. Enfield to with the addition of a Speed-Lock. The U.S. Enfields, both 1914 and 1917 are very strong designs.
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
It's strong, was designed to handle a .276 rimless high-speed cartridge that got dropped because of WW I. They were made in America in .303 because we had the industrial skill to turn them out, and when GB got caught up with the No I SMLEs. None were ever used by the British on the front in WW I, but plenty of 1917s were.
The Springfield had a two-piece firing pin, maybe to try to get around the patent.