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Old April 07, 2012, 21:05   #11
W.E.G.
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The same thing happens if you just outright REMOVE the selector.

Pull the trigger all the way back = instant mag dump and instant felony.

Problem with a doubling selector, or no selector, is there is no SAFETY SEAR operating to retard the fire control parts.
So the firing pin ends up striking the primer whenever the bounciness of the whole stripped-down mechanism feels like smacking the primer.

If you get lucky, the bolt engages the locking shoulder before the primer is struck, and you get to keep your face and your eyes.
If its not your lucky day, you better hope the surgical ophthalmologist is answering his pager.
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