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#1 whiterabbit05

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

I just got my M11A1 and the safety was on "safe" out of the box and I CAN NOT slide it forward to "fire."

Any suggestions?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:55 AM

Is the trigger lodged?

Which safety is this, the manual safety, selector, or the bolt locking safety?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

The manual safety.

I finally freed it up by disassembling/reassembling it.  

Apparently you can't pull the bolt back with the safety engaged...it jams everything up.

Edited by whiterabbit05, 05 January 2009 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:40 AM

View Postwhiterabbit05, on Jan 5 2009, 09:48 PM, said:

The manual safety.

I finally freed it up by disassembling/reassembling it.  

Apparently you can't pull the bolt back with the safety engaged...it jams everything up.
yea, that particular safety locks the entire action

You can also turn the bolt knob when it's in closed battery, that just locks the bolt and not the trigger assembly.

#5 bigmacblair

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:55 AM

I received a M11A1 for Christmas and right out of the box the safety would not move, too.  I attempted to pull the bolt back  to see if this was necessary to free the safety, and all that happened was that it slid back roughly and jammed tightly near the rearmost bolt position.  I did not attempt to disassemble the gun, as I knew this would void my warranty, so I had no choice to return it.  I don't even know if you can disassemble the gun in this state, as the bolt knob would not even turn.  My questions are: (1) did this probably damage the gun when the bolt got tightly jammed in this position, (2) what caused this, and (3) will this be covered under warranty?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

When I opened mine, it was on safety too.  The bolt pulled back half way fine and then jammed.  It is possible to disassemble the gun when it is jammed up, the bolt slid forward when I separated the top receiver and all was well.  My gun works flawlessly now.

They should really put somewhere in the manual or on the gun with a label to not pull the bolt back when the safety is engaged...

Edited by whiterabbit05, 10 January 2009 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:51 PM

haha. :lol:  I laugh cause I did the exact same thing many years ago when I got my first M11. I think its some kind of initiation for M11 owners. I know of several others that have done the same thing.




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