Re: vz 52 rifle?
i've tried it both ways. I've jimmied the magazine with a cartridge 'ready' to be stripped, so that the bolt can actually strip one out ( normally it won't.. mag needs some real work on it. ).
ine either case..If i feed a cartridge in by hand to the chamber and then try to let the bolt close, or letting the bolt close with a mag in and the cartridge to be stripped setting on top, etc.. it will go into battery with x39.. ie, bolt closes fully... with a x45, she stops short of going into battery.. bolt won't close and cartridge stops shy of entering chamber by? a lil less than 1/4 inch, eyeballing it .
somehting weird going on with this gun.