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Detail Strip your M1 Garand
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  • A detailed strip allows a thorough inspection of your new M1 Garand. This is an important first step when servicing your rifle.
  • 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 Cleanup
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  • Your new M1 Garand may have come packed in either cosmoline, grease or both.
  • Cosmoline and grease left on parts can cause malfunctions and other problems.
  • Proper cleaning is required before a safety inspection of the weapon can be performed. A Clean weapon helps assure proper operation.

Parts Inspection
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  • 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 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.
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  • 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.

Stripping your stock and surface preparation.
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  • Is it time to restore and refinish your M1 Garand's stock back to its original look?
  • Remove ugly stains applied to new stocks.
  • Improve the looks of your M1 Garand by starting over.
Applying a new oil finish to your M1 Garand.
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  • Learn about the different types of natural oils used today on rifles.
  • See how easy it is to apply a new oil finish to your M1 Garand stock.
  • See What Walnut and Birch stocks look like that have been treated with our oil kits.

Greasing your M1 Garand.
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  • 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.
Getting a M1 Thumb.
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  • Understanding how your M1 Garand works is the first step in avoiding the dreaded M1 thumb.
  • In this article we will discuss and identify exactly how M1 Thumb can happen 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.
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  • This tutorial will discuss one of 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The most common cause of this malfunction is called short stroking; a condition where the bolt fails to move fully back.
  • Short stroking is the most common failure people have with their M1 Garand; It's also the easiest to address.
  • We'll discuss the most common causes and cover all the operations of the gas sytem on the M1 Garand.
Problems with the Enbloc Clip.
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  • Many of the parts on your rifle may be 50 years old or older. This includes the enbloc clip you're using.
  • 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.