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Doubles Anyone?

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    Posted: Apr 04 2023 at 5:52pm
Experienced my first ever double today. I am searching for the reason, mostly to see if I can repeat it when I want too😁.
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Originally posted by floydthecat floydthecat wrote:

Experienced my first ever double today. I am searching for the reason.
Too much coffee!
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Unless you were holding the carbine very loosely and it bounced off your shoulder I'd say it is likely a worn sear/hammer or a broken sear spring.
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Yep, likely something to do with with the sear engagement it was not a slam-firm so the bolt had to be rotated. I know it is possible to “learn” how to go auto with some weapons. I’ve seen videos of guys that have it down to a fine art with the M14/M1A. I will get around to taking it apart and take a look-see. Could have been my hold as well. I was fooling with ill-fitting magazines and might have been a little…not paying attention.

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I can bump fire a carbine. I've done it, but won't do it any more. Too hard on the carbine.... It also gets very expensive very quickly!
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Local guy looked me up, his was Doubling and running off up to 3-4x when he put it up. A gunsmith told him it was the gas system (?) and likely a stuck firing pin, over the phone.

I showed him the firing pin was fine. I replaced 1 part at a time then would try to shoot 3 rds: Trigger, hammer, sear. Problem continued until replacing the old Sear spring, which was really weak. All his original parts were put back in. Just seen him at our annual Rifle club meeting 2 weeks ago and it's running fine for him.

To be clear I'd take 1 part out, replace with another and shoot. If problem continued I put original back in and move to the next part and repeat.
** I don't recall ever checking the trigger spring**

You'll figure it out Floyd, your good at this Thumbs Up

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I have fired that carbine a considerable amount since then Charlie without issues. Got a couple of spare bolts on the way and want to head space them in this action, so I am waiting to tear it down so I can do that all at once. I am pretty sure I just got sloppy running magazines and just did not pay much attention to how I was shooting. 

I never have tried to bump-shoot a weapon on purpose and probably never considered a carbine as a candidate for that anyway…..and don’t want to.
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Where you getting spare bolts Floyd? 

I probably need to grab one for a spare.

What part of MS are you in?  I work in Helena, right across the river.  Dad grew up in Hernando.
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Originally posted by jeepwm69 jeepwm69 wrote:

Where you getting spare bolts Floyd?

The usual places, other forum members, check the parts-for-sale threads, gunpoker and even epay. I keep one spare bolt for the carbines I shoot regularly. Strangely enough, bolts have not elevated in price as compared to other carbine parts. Not talking collector bolts here….shooting bolts that head space. I do have a couple of candidates I could let go. PM me if you are interested.

I am right on exit 24 I-55 south. That’s about 70 miles south of Jackson and 24 miles north of the LA line. I know exactly where Hernando is and have been thru there several times. Been thru Helena a time or two as well.
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I went down through Jackson and Hattiesburg a while back, heading to the Gulf.

I'll pm you on a bolt, just to pick your brain.
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I went thru that trigger housing. Everything looked good. I chalk it up to operator error.
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