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Unread 06-04-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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Trying to understand why toggle locks in the open position when manually cycling a round from a half loaded magazine? I though that wasn't suppose to happen until the magazine was empty because the magazine's knurled spring knob is what activates the magazine catch. Am I wrong?
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Unread 06-04-2019, 11:44 AM   #2
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One thing to check is the spring that keeps the hold-open down in its well unless the follower button rises enough to push the hold-open up. It's an unnumbered part, and fairly easy to replace.
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Trying to understand why toggle locks in the open position when manually cycling a round from a half loaded magazine? I though that wasn't suppose to happen until the magazine was empty because the magazine's knurled spring knob is what activates the magazine catch. Am I wrong?
Something is "out of order"; you are correct in your supposition.
The toggle can be catching on the mag itself, or have a bent S hook, or something else!
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I have a 1937 S/42 that did the same thing. I replaced the hold open spring and it solved the problem.
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Thanks to all that replied. Looks like it could be the problem. I'll buy a new hold open spring and see if that corrects it.
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Default Locking toggle problem resolved

The problem I had with the toggle locking has been resolved. I bought a new MecGar magazine that has a stronger spring and the problem went away. The magazine I got with my P08 is only 16 digits off from its original and appears to have been used a lot thus possibly weakening the spring.
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