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Old 12-31-2009, 02:35 PM
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Under the 'just noticed something' column; Just finished cleaning my bolt, regreasing/reoiling my NPM(Yes, I was playing with it!) and I noticed something. When I rack the slide the left bolt-lug is just below flush with the side of the receiver. When I pull the trigger, the bolt moves to just above flush with the receiver. Is this normal Carbine operation?

BTW, further investigation into this Birch-looking stock shows the stamp in the slingwell to be HI when held rightside up,muzzle left. What stock is this?
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:40 PM
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Dunno know if it's normal, but my Inland racker does the same thing as far as the bolt is concerned.

The HI in the slingwell I beleive is for Inland. I'd love to have a birch Inland pot-belly stock. Let's see some pics.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the info Dan, I'll have pics after the first. Will have a new digital then. It's in excellent shape, I just don't like Birch. Would be willing to trade for an equal Walnut NPM if you have one.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:15 PM
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The only carbine wood I have is good enough only for kindling..
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:54 PM
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"HI" stands for Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, KY for Inland. (Mfg of the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat. (During WWII EVERYBODY was involved) Riesch p. 108-109. You did not state Lo or Hi wood or how many rivets were in the handguard.. HI was used on Type II to Type V stock. Riesch p. 106. There was lateral support from Inland to NPM but not for stocks.

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:13 PM
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Literally every Carbine I have owned did that when you pull the trigger on an EMPTY chamber.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:43 PM
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Thanks guys, the handguard is two-rivet walnut, it's a low-wood potbelly M2. Okay rangemaster, thanks! Thought something may be amiss. The only questions I consider dumb are the ones I don't ask.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:40 PM
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Mine does that as well.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:38 PM
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The bolt should make that movement. It is part of the safety mechanism for the pressure of the hammer hitting the firing pin when in battery and not out of battery. If you look at the rear of the bolt you will see a slight ramp were the hammer fits in nice and snug only when in battery. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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The reason the carbine bolt moves on an empty chamber when the hammer is dropped is because of relationship between the bolt face and the breech face of the barrel. It has nothing to do with the safety features to help eliminate out of battery firing.
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