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It's "sort of possible" and this is something that caused malfunctions in the M1.

Some people would attempt to put in a 8 round clip, then force it down while they let the bolt close.
This is so they could carry it fully loaded with 8 rounds and all they had to do is pull the bolt back and let go to chamber the first round.

Other people went one step farther and loaded a ninth round in the chamber then forced the 8 round clip down to allow the bolt to close.

What this did was bend the follower arm, which causes the still partially loaded clip to eject early.
That required repair to correct the damage.
 
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