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W.E.G.
December 21, 2016, 16:14
Today's accomplishment

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/M1A/34A07BC8-4DF2-44BD-86E3-BCC50718F1F6_zps9v559ood.jpg

DJ
December 21, 2016, 16:58
Ouch!

L Haney
December 21, 2016, 17:07
What were you trying to feel of?

BTW, it loads from the bottom. Boxy looking thing.

randy762ak
December 21, 2016, 17:25
In case you guys have never played with a Swedish Lingman or Hakiem rifle -NEVER EVER STICK ANY BODY PART IN THE BREACH !! When that bolt fly's forwards it can remove Bits and Pieces that dont grow back readily !

Invictus77
December 21, 2016, 17:32
BTW, it loads from the bottom. Boxy looking thing.

^^^This was my first thought too, but Lowell beat me to the punch :cheers:

Yes they look similar Gary, but one take mags in the bottom, the other takes clips in the top.

Pay closer attention to which rifle you pick up before loading. :tongue:

K. Funk
December 21, 2016, 17:47
Not a nail biter, eh? Too nicely manicured.

krf

J. Armstrong
December 21, 2016, 18:41
Lick the dirt off and apply a little Hoppes #9 solv......errr, disinfectant. Wrap with electrical tape for at least one week and report back.

tdb59
December 21, 2016, 18:48
M1-A thumb ..



Could have been M1-2 thumbs and a finger if you worked at it.


.............

W.E.G.
December 21, 2016, 18:56
Bad reload would not go into full battery. Yanked on op-rod handle, and when it finally came un-seized, I couldn't maintain my grip on the handle. Crashed my knuckle into the windage knob. Everything hurts more when it's cold.

John Crusher
December 21, 2016, 18:59
Only 2 types of M1 and M1A shooters :
Those that have got their thumb dinged
and those that haven't , yet.
Single loading weren't you ?

DJ
December 21, 2016, 19:14
I haven't......yet.:wink:

W.E.G.
December 21, 2016, 19:15
Actually testing some questionable ammo from the magazine.

But, since none of it would go into full battery without persuasion, it essentially was a single shot.

Note to self: NEVER again hire-out brass prep.

Andy2205
December 21, 2016, 19:51
Easiest way to M1 or M1A thumb is to depress the follower while the bolt is back. Ask me how I know.

Stoney
December 22, 2016, 00:52
but my DI made me put it in there before he closed it and made me keep it the for a loooong time, ouch:facepalm:

TenTea
December 22, 2016, 07:44
I become parched this time of year too. :whistling:

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder105/400x/56188105.jpg

Fn/form
December 22, 2016, 20:27
I become parched this time of year too. :whistling:


I hope you've seen this music vid (warning, at least one F bomb):

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DrNRA
December 22, 2016, 22:11
That's not M1 thumb. That's just a scratch. It has to chamber your thumb to count.

Mine did it. I just paced the hall all night it hurt so bad. In the morning I couldn't even dress my kids for church. The whole underside of the nail filled with blood and eventually it just eroded away.

2barearms
December 23, 2016, 10:30
In case you guys have never played with a Swedish Lingman or Hakiem rifle -NEVER EVER STICK ANY BODY PART IN THE BREACH !! When that bolt fly's forwards it can remove Bits and Pieces that dont grow back readily !


Yep. Somehow got the carrier in the forward position and somehow released it.
It shot back very fast and hard I almost passed out from the pain. In contrast the M14 I was shooting in a 300 yd prone match and got the bolt hung up and the next thing I know my thumb is smashed like WEG but not as bad as the Jungmann.

meltblown
December 23, 2016, 11:45
Ever done the piston drop test with the bolt open and fingers in the way?:uhoh:

SteelGreyML
December 23, 2016, 11:55
Ouch! Hopefully that heals quick.

Sagerider
December 27, 2016, 20:24
Ever done the piston drop test with the bolt open and fingers in the way?:uhoh:

LOL!
Almost, just lucky I did not mash anything when the action closed. The FAL can sneak up on you when your not looking.

Olaf
December 27, 2016, 22:16
In case you guys have never played with a Swedish Lingman or Hakiem rifle -NEVER EVER STICK ANY BODY PART IN THE BREACH !! When that bolt fly's forwards it can remove Bits and Pieces that dont grow back readily !

And the bolt SEEMS to slam home for no reason at all, and only when fingers are in the way :cry: .

tac-40
December 27, 2016, 22:25
I can honestly say that my M1 or M1A have never ever bitten my thumb or fingers when operating the bolt. I tend to keep my hand behind the bolt so if it moves forward, it pushes my thumb up and out of the way.

My Hakim is another story. It has given me a manicure several times with high and tight nail cuts. And once it did a radical nailectomy.

Not mine but similar. I used super glue to close up the wounds and keep the nail in place. Reminder to self. Let super glue dry before applying bandage. Worse than duct tape on a hairy leg. But that's another story.

http://www.vampyvarnish.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Finger-Injury-2.jpg