Originally Posted by The Saint
Crunch, not all G&Gs use the reverse spring. Many of the ones in Canada (transparent receiver) have normal working releases.
phantastik, you should be able to release the dust cover by a backup means. Find a needle (or anything equally sharp and pointy). Look at the dark block structure on the outside of the dust cover. That houses the catch. Along the top edge of the block, there should be a small hole (it's more elongated than round). Poke the needle into it and push down, that should release the catch and drop the dust cover open.
Just tried that, must have missed this post or something, works like a charm.
As far as getting the BBS to feed from the mag without holding the magazine anything else i should be thinking of doing other than the drops of oil someone suggested