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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

My first question is how does the mag spring lock down... I fiddled with it for a while, being careful not to let it slam up to the top, but I couldn't seem to figure it out. Or am I just an idiot and it actually doesn't?

The other thing is I read some things about closing the bolt on an empty mag? What about if you hold the bolt release down (or up in the MP7's case) and shoot to get rid of extra gas, will that damage it?

#2 Outlaw1995

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

It locks, but I've found sometimes when I have my fingernail in the middle of the follower it won't always lock. Trying getting your fingernail all the way on top of the follower and then try to lock it down.

Dropping the bolt on an empty mag will not damage the follower, unlike the LM4. Dry firing the gun to get rid of extra gas will not harm the follower or the gun in any major way... the gun cycles whether or not you fire it with loaded with bbs, so be reminded that you are cycling the gun when you dry fire, causing normal wear and tear.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Still having trouble LOL. Am I supposed to push down after the spring is down? Not sure where I left my manual...

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Maybe your follower is broken... remove the base plate and remove the magazine spring. Push the follower all the way down to the bottom, then upwards. See if it catches on the area it should catch on, and then push the button and see if it is able to move again. If the follower does not catch without spring tension, there is no way that it will catch with spring tension.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

i just use either a TM dryfire block thing or a cleaning patch in order to dry fire my guns, works like a charm and there is no risk of damage, as i am OCD about the condition of my guns ( they are cleaned dilgently after any use and polished to pristine condtion)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

View PostComissar, on 10 December 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

i just use either a TM dryfire block thing or a cleaning patch in order to dry fire my guns, works like a charm and there is no risk of damage, as i am OCD about the condition of my guns ( they are cleaned dilgently after any use and polished to pristine condtion)
Two good points.  Would you explain the two for those who may not know what you are describing please?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

You push the follower down (toward the base plate) to load it.  It will lock down there if you're not pushing in (toward the front of the magazine).  Push in (toward the front of the magazine) to release the follower.

Down = toward base plate.
In = toward the front of the magazine.

If the follower is broken it won't stay down...  :)

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