Today me and my dad were cleaning out the m1. We had stripped it into three groups and were preparing to reassemble it when my dad pulled back the op. rod. As he released the bolt it stopped about 1/4 short. We quickly reassembled it and got it to fully release with no problem. Just to make sure we inserted a clip and it ejected the cartridges ok. Here is the question: Will my gun blow up in my face next time i go to the range? Hey Stockdoc let me know how i can get in contact with you!