Thank you BillM. The "and" in my question was a typo, I may be stupid but I'm not illiterate.. lolMean that the "at rest" position is locked open. When the trigger is pulled
the bolt is released and it goes through the firing cycle, picking up a round from the magazine, going into battery, firing, ejecting, etc.
Usually seen on full auto guns, it leaves the chamber empty when the gun
is not being fired. This prevents a chambered round "cooking off" in a hot
The term is correctly "firing from AN open bolt".
Thank you BillM. The "and" in my question was a typo, I may be stupid but I'm not illiterate.. lol
I guess I don't have any weapons that fire from an open bolt! So what you're saying is that no matter where in the firing cycle you stop firing, the chamber will always be empty and the bolt will always be open?
Thanks again for the explanation!Yup---when you release the trigger the bolt stops in the locked open
position. Not all full auto guns are "fires from an open bolt", but the
Kind of doubt stupid. Ignorant maybe---I suffer from that myself.
Easily curable, just apply some knowledge. Ya can't cure stupid.