As for Garand thumb, when pulling back the bolt on my nice Service Grade (CMP), the bolt won't really 'ride' on the rear of the follower, but tries to slam forward.
But so many others might have stronger springs, allowing them to pause there, and fool people.
Glad that I read so many bad things about Century-assembled CETMES.
The resolve to avoid any Century semi-auto led to my first Garand last summer, the coolest, most interesting gun I will ever own!
My wife somehow realized before I did
that there will be a future companion for the M-1. How can they make such accurate prophesies?
There were two MN 44s for a while (no more), and will always have the two Enfield #5s
, but the idea of two Garands did not occur to me until she spoke up.