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M1 Carbine FTE, FTF

Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 12 New Member
It's getting to where it's doing it every other shot, sometimes every shot. I'm assuming it needs to be cleaned? What y'all think? 

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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 441 Member
    Is it double feeding by chance?
  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 12 New Member
    edited May 13 #3
    No, just acting like the bolt isn't moving fully. 
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 20,894 Senior Member
    WB Buffco, yeah, sounds like it needs a good cleaning and lube change
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 441 Member
    knitepoet said:
    WB Buffco, yeah, sounds like it needs a good cleaning and lube change
    Yep, I bet the piston is all carboned up.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,681 Senior Member
    Hey Buff good to see you here
    Clean really well and oil. If that doesnt do it I would replace the recoil spring next.  Let us know how it works out
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,652 Senior Member
    Here's a video. You'll need a special tool usually available in eBay or such:



    Recoil spring change is a must. Still, check that your mags are 100% operational since they're usually a cause for failures.


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,638 Senior Member
    I don't know if this is applicable to this or not, but it's worth telling.  Recently I watched Forgotten Weapons on the carbine, why some hated it as a jam-o-matic and others loved it as reliable in WW2 in combat. The main criticism was the magazines, which the lovers said were crap that were easily damaged, causing problems.  The lovers said they got new mags every WEEK, and tossed the old ones.  So it's worth a try after you've cleaned and maybe replaced springs. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,767 Senior Member
    Clean and lube! If the bolt on mine is not well lubed, it hangs up and will not feed properly. Use good ammo, no steel case junk!
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    If it is not the spring....chances are it's the magazine. M1 Carbines have a reputation for bad mags. I never had any luck with the 30 rounders. The metal is far too thin and they just don't work. Never had any problem with the 15 rounders though. 

    Of course back then, you could pick them up still in paper and cosmoline. 
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,290 Senior Member
    Clean the gas piston. The special tool you need is a decent set of points.
    Lube the wear points and spring with grease. FTF would be mag, FTE and FTF, is more than that.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,652 Senior Member
    Reliability with 30-round mags can be achieved if they are original GI issued ones AND the gun's magazine catch is the upgraded version with 3 support points (2 in the rear and 1 in the side) instead of just the 2 rear ones of the earlier ones. The ammo weight and the magazine's shape and locking lugs design & size play against reliability unless fittings aren't the best possible.
  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 12 New Member
    yeah the only mags I have are the two 30 round mags that came with it when I bought it. They were junk from the beginning, wouldn't hold but 20 rounds or so... but they did always feed. It's just lately started to hang, jam, etc. I figured a cleaning was in order but the gas system daunted me. I don't have any other rifle that uses this system so I'm not familiar. 

    Thanks. 
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 20,894 Senior Member
    edited May 16 #14
    And Buff, just so you know, you still hold a special place in my heart for your reaction to your first ever shot with my K-31 S-R <3:D 

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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