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How to detail strip your new M1 Garand.

Why perform a Detailed Strip of your new M1 Garand?
  • A detailed strip allows a thorough inspection of your new M1 Garand. This is an important first step before putting your weapon into service.
  • Is essential to the initial cleaning process.
  • Improves your familiarity with your new cal .30 M1 Garand and facilitates a complete inspection of all the parts.

Cosmoline and Grease Removal.

After stripping your M1 Garand it's time to clean it.
  • Your new M1 Garand may have come packed in either cosmoline or grease.
  • Cosmoline and grease left on parts can cause malfunctions and needs to be removed prior to shooting.
  • Proper cleaning is required before a safety inspection of the weapon can be performed. A Clean weapon helps assure proper operation.

Parts Inspection

With your M1 Garand clean and disassembled you can now inspect the parts.
  • Many of the parts on your rifle may be 50 years old or older.
  • Some parts on the M1 Garand have a service life and wear-out with time. We'll review these parts and show you how to measure them to determine if they are still serviceable.
  • Parts that enable the rifle to function safely must always be inspected prior to use.

Wood cleaning and basic care of your M1 Garand.

Taking care of the wood on your M1 Garand is important, as a collector or shooter.
  • Does your stock get sticky or turns glossy when it gets hot? If so, thats cosmoline oozing out of the wood.
  • Safely remove cosmoline from your stock without damaging the finish.
  • Learn how to provide a water barrier to your stock that will prevent swelling during high humidty conditions.

Starting over. Stripping your stock and surface preparation.

Quickly remove that old finish from your stock in several easy to do steps.
  • Is it time to restore your M1 Garand's stock back to its original finish?
  • Remove ugly stains applied to new stocks.
  • Improve the looks of your M1 Garand by starting over.

Applying your new Finish.

Bring new life to an old stock with an authentic oil finish! We'll show you how in just a few simple steps that anyone can do.
  • Learn about the different types of oils available today.
  • See how easy it is to apply a new oil finish to your stock.
  • View examples of Walnut and Birch stocks treated with our oil kits.

How to grease your M1 Garand.

We'll show you the vital area's which require grease.
  • The M1 Garand is designed to operate with several of its parts greased.
  • A lack of proper lubrication will cause the weapon to fail to function properly.
  • Many greases can be used. We'll show you our favorites.

M1 Thumb. Nothing to fear.

No aspect of the M1 Garand Rifle is talked about more then the dreaded M1 Thumb. Learn how to easily avoid the sting.
  • Understanding how your M1 Garand works is the first tool to avoid getting an M1 thumb.
  • This article will identify exactly how this happens and why.
  • Don't be the next member of the M1 thumb club!

How to quickly clean your M1 Garand after a day at the range.

Cleaning your M1 Garand is vital to maintaining a functional and safe weapon.
  • We'll cover our favorite cleaning kits.
  • and why field stripping the rifle is not always necessary or warranted after shooting.
  • A review of solvents and their purpose is also covered.

Failure to Fire.

Quickly diagnose your weapon malfunction.
  • With its very long service life the odds are your malfunction with the M1 Garand has been seen before.
  • We will cover the most common causes of malfunctions and their remedies.
  • If you pulled the trigger and nothing happened this section is a good place to start.

Failure to Cycle.

The weapon fired but failed to load a new round.
  • The most common cause of this malfunction is called short stroking.
  • Short stroking is when the bolt failed to retract enough to allow a new round to feed.
  • We'll discuss the most common causes and cover the operation of the gas sytem on the M1 Garand.

Problems with the enbloc clip

With your rifle clean and disassembled you can now inspect the parts.
  • Many of the parts on your rifle may be 50 years old or older.
  • Some parts on the M1 Garand have a fixed service life and wear-out with time. We'll review these parts and show you how to measure them to determine if they are still serviceable.
  • Parts that enable the rifle to function safely must always be inspected prior to use.

The M1 Garand

Welcome to the M1 Garand community! Owning an M1 Garand is much more then just owning a piece of our freedom fighting history; It's a chance to own and shoot "the greatest single battle implement ever devised by man.." (-Patton).  The undisputed home of the M1 rifle is known as the CMP or The Civilian Marksmanship Program

The CMP is a federally chartered 501C/3 corporation that "places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills." If you're interested in purchasing an M1 Garand, the CMP is where you want to visit. The CMP Forums are a great place to ask questions and discover people like yourself that are passionate about the rifle.

 

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