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    Tungsten bolt for M1/M2 carbine

    Has anybody made / experimented with a tungsten bolt for an M1/M2 carbine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickStand View Post
    Has anybody made / experimented with a tungsten bolt for an M1/M2 carbine?
    I bet that would be SWEET in an M2!

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    I would like to buy one for my M2 registered trigger housing. I was thinking, I might buy a new production round bolt and drill out a hole and insert a corresponding tungsten rod.
    I'm Just thinking out loud. I would like to reduce the rate of Fire, just for the heck of it. I'm aware that a round bolt will reduce the rate of fire over the flat bolt.

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    Tag. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramer View Post
    Tag. LOL
    The M2 runs pretty slow to me.

    Even slower when I'm blowing up the gun with a OOB!

    Never did find the floor plate off the mag!

    I'd think if you drilled the bolt it'd probably crack after a few hundred rounds.
    Maybe if you got a complete bolt head milled out of tungsten it might last a but longer?

    Rich

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    You would need to reduce the recoil spring power in order for it to cycle properly

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Size:  115.8 KB i bolted tungsten to a 10/22 bolt, to bring weight up to 9oz. I think i would look at the charging handle first before i would mess with the bolt. lots of room to machine the charging handle around the gas piston, then bolt some flat tungsten bar stock to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by root View Post
    Even slower when I'm blowing up the gun with a OOB!
    Yikes Rich! An OOB in an M2 doesn't sound like a fun experience with your face so close to the gun's action and it being so wide open. Can you elaborate more on the experience...why it happened, damage to the gun, injuries, etc?

    I'm curious because I don't want this to happen to me. Related to the subject at hand, I have toyed with the idea about someday trying to use my conversion kit in a 9mm blowback M1 carbine. A tungsten modified slide would probably work well to reduce the cyclic rate. However, with a blowback system, the odds of an OOB go up.

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    It was Kramers gun LOL

    Had a OOB in all reality I'm glad I was the one shooting it as I was wearing safety glasses and Kramer was not.

    The explosion not only made me let off the trigger it ruined the safety glasses to the point they were gouged. my forehead was peppered and it blew the mag from the gun.

    Well not the mag but all live rounds spring floor plate and follower.

    Thankfully the OOB round was only on the chamber and we could see it.
    it tapped right out with a cleaning rod and the gun still runs.

    If Kramer would have been shooting it without safety glasses like he had been all day the story might be different.

    If Kramer would like to elaborate further ,,,,, Well it was his gun.

    That's why I made the joke of they run slower when I shoot then as it was a stoppage. and put the gun out of action till we got back to my place.
    Really the bullet was so loose that as soon as the cleaning rod touched it it fell out.
    THat's what lead me to believe it was a OOB and not a squib.

    Rich

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