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This is due to a slight distortion of the bullet guide, sometimes accompanied
by wear to operating rod catch. It is in the armorer's manual and my book,
THE COMPLETE M1 GARAND(p.31. This will not allow the clip latch to function
fully. It is often just enough to interfere with the follower arm as well!
 

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Some of the clips themselves can cause problems, especially if the phosphate is too thick. I learned to use furniture polish on those black
"AGE"-coded ones from the CMP, as they generally won't work. But the
TM's all verify in detail what I said above. Replacing the clip latch and spring with sometimes help for about 10-15 rounds, but even that is RARE.
The literature is correct.
 
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