Garand cleaning kit and tools


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BoySetsTheFire
October 13, 2006, 01:36 PM
I've got lots of questions here. I have the combo tool (with brush) as well as the cleaning kit. The cleaning kit comes with a green bag and I can manage to get all the stuff into it. But it won't fit into the buttstock. And the brass brush does not do well in there, as it rips up the cloth bag.

What is the proper way to store all this stuff in the stock?

Also, where can I find a description of all the functions of the combo tool and the handle tool? Thanks.

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ocabj
October 13, 2006, 01:38 PM
http://www.jouster.com/Bulletin/graphicM14.htm

dfariswheel
October 13, 2006, 04:08 PM
The M3-A1 Combination Tool.
Cleans the chamber with the brush.
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the bolt while it's in the rifle.
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the bolt while it's OUT of the rifle.
Adjusts tension on the rear sight. (Including an early obsolete sight).
Has a pin punch to help disassembly.
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the gas cylinder lock screw.
Serves as a stuck case extractor.

The M10 Cleaning Rod Handle/Tool.
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the bolt while it's in the rifle.
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the bolt while it's OUT of the rifle.
Adjusts tension on the rear sight. (Including an early obsolete sight).
Allows disassembly and reassembly of the gas cylinder lock screw.

Here's link to a site that shows full M1 disassembly, including use of tools.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/downloads.asp

Fulton has GI manuals showing the tools and use:
http://www.fulton-armory.com/

To assemble the gear in the butt stock cleaning kit, the 4 sections of the rod goes in the canvas sleeve.
The rod tip and the cleaning brush are joined together by the threaded ends with a short section of white plastic tubing, and go in the sleeve.
The sleeve is pushed into the upper stock hole.
The jar of grease is dropped in and the tab on the canvas sleeve is folded up over the grease container.

The oiler goes in the lower hole.
There are two types of oilers: the early nickel plated brass, and the later amber colored plastic. The short amber oilers were for the M-14 but were used in the M1 during the 60's.

The front of the oiler is filled with oil.
The rear holds the M10 cleaning rod handle, wrapped in a patch or two to prevent rattling, with a folded patch over one end.

OR, the early style bore brush and thong is put in the rear compartment of the oiler along with patches.

OR, instead of the oiler, the M3-A1 Combination Tool is put in the lower hole and padded with folded patches to prevent rattling.

Any remaining room between the two holes and the buttplate trap cover are filled with folded patches to prevent rattling.

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