Tearing down a Garand...


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Nick1911
January 24, 2004, 11:26 PM
OK... so i really need to tear down (field strip) and clean my Garand, but i can't figure out how to get the bugger apart! Seems simple enough, turn rifle upside down pull triger guard up and tword muzzle... well i stoped when my finger started hurting for fear of breaking the gun; so i figured i'd ask the experts and see if i'm overlooking something... Any ideas? Thanks in advance,
Nick

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iamkris
January 24, 2004, 11:30 PM
I'm assuming that you are pulling the trigger guard a little to the rear (towards the buttstock) then up (as it lays upside down) then tilting toward the muzzle?

If so, try using a short piece of dowel inside the triggerguard to give you some leverage.

If this all doesn't make sense, go to the excellent step by step instructions on the CMP site.

http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm

Nick1911
January 24, 2004, 11:38 PM
oh, (duh) ok, i got it, Thanks!

Thunderstick
January 25, 2004, 12:46 AM
Nick,

If you still have problems, check out the right side of this side which has videos of a garand disassembly.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/garand/index.asp

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