.30 Carbine M1 "doubles"


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Waddison
February 16, 2009, 05:06 PM
First of all, I am not a gunsmith nor do I ever intend to be one in fiction or real life. That said:

I recently acquired a 1943 Inland .30 Carbine, M1. If I am concentrating on my trigger squeeze while shooting for groups, quite often it will "double" fire, that is fire the intended cartridge plus one more.

Is there an adjustment that can be made or parts that need to be replaced to cure this ill? It's difficult enough to shoot for group without this happening.

All input is greatly appreciated.

Waddison

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MutinousDoug
February 16, 2009, 05:19 PM
An obvious problem would be a bad trigger job or a trigger adjusted to let off at anything less than 6 lbs. Otherwise I'd take a wild guess and blame a damaged disconnector. Sear and disconnector parts should be available online if not locally. HTH

GRIZ22
February 16, 2009, 05:25 PM
You may be bump firing. Being light as possible on the trigger to ensure accuracy can do this.

WardenWolf
February 16, 2009, 05:30 PM
You may be bump firing.

+1. That's exactly what you're doing. I did it with my AK once by accident.

Waddison
February 16, 2009, 05:39 PM
a bad trigger job or a trigger adjusted to let off at anything less than 6 lbs.It does have a surprisingly good trigger for a military gun, which makes me wonder about a botched trigger job.
Are the sear and disconnector something a once-was auto mechanic could replace or should it be left to a pro?

Thanks,

Waddison

GRIZ22
February 16, 2009, 05:43 PM
It does have a surprisingly good trigger for a military gun

A light trigger would make it easier to bump fire.

I'd try doing the repair myself and see how it worked.

Waddison
February 16, 2009, 05:48 PM
I'd try doing the repair myself and see how it worked.As in replace the sear and disconnector or as in adjustment or both?

Waddison

mgregg85
February 16, 2009, 06:03 PM
Don't let the alphabet boys find out you've manufactured(through wear from years of use) a machine gun.:barf::barf::barf::cuss::banghead:

One man was already put in jail because his ar-15 malfunctioned. Now that they have a precedent for it i'd get that thing fixed ASAP.

GRIZ22
February 16, 2009, 08:57 PM
As in replace the sear and disconnector or as in adjustment or both?



I would replace both. A gunsmith may be able to stone and fit them but new parts are cheap.

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