You can expect your M1 Garand to fire when you pull the trigger, but there may be times when you pull the trigger and the gun does not fire. When this happens it is important to understand the various conditions that could cause this to happen. In every instance it is important to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction while you identify what happened. Wait 10 seconds in case there is a "hang-fire"- where the primer delays igniting the powder. After 10 seconds you can begin to take corrective action.
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