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The bolt on my new beater 7mm FN 49 won't stay open when pulled back or last shot fired. What is the likely cause? TIA, Joe
 

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Are you able to lock the bolt back by pressing on the bolt catch while pulling the bolt back? If you can, the problem might be the tab on the rear of the magazine follower is missing, which would activate the bolt carrier catch when the last cartridge is fired.
 

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I can lock the bolt back manually. The follower does look worn. I'll swap it out with a buddy's this week to find out for sure. Thanks!
 

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Your spring on the bolt stop/lock could be weak or gummy. BTDT
 

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Weak spring, i had to stretch the spring on my FN49 in 8mm. Now it works awesome.
 
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