To lube the Garand-how many parts to remove?


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Ignition Override
January 19, 2013, 10:34 PM
Just found an excellent video on YouTube, having never fully disassembled any gun.

The guy did not explain whether only the moving parts need lube.
Is it necessary to lube just the bolt and op. rod friction areas, without also removing others, such as the follower and associated parts?

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M-Cameron
January 19, 2013, 10:37 PM
i find people over think oiling firearms....they seem to think there is an exact process they need to go through or the gun will explode.


for just about every gun out there, the process is the same:

1) remove bolt.

2) rub oil on all exposed surfaces on bolt and in receiver.

3) reassemble.

HILLBILLY-06
January 19, 2013, 11:04 PM
TRY this page, and follow the links around for other good stuff too:
http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/detailstrip.html

Onmilo
January 19, 2013, 11:29 PM
Just about every gun except the Garand and its contemporaries.
M1 Garand requires grease, no B.S. it really really does.
You don't need to completely field strip a Garand to properly grease it though.
Pull trigger group & apply light film of grease on top of hammer and on hammer hooks.
Remove op rod spring
Pull bolt back & add light film of grease on left side bolt channel in receiver, add light film to right side top of receiver.
Pull op rod away from bolt, add small dab of grease to bolt recess on op rod.
Any other areas can be lubricated with gun oil. HTH

Ignition Override
January 19, 2013, 11:38 PM
Thanks.
When I bought it in '10, most seasoned Garand people suggested using grease just on any moving surfaces which have contact, but I really dislike the idea of completely disassembling anything unfamiliar.
The lube is Birchwood Casey Gun Grease, already used for a few years on the Enfields, SKS, Mini 14 etc.

HILLBILLY-06. Tried it: thanks.

Orlando
January 20, 2013, 10:07 AM
You should atleast once a year do a complete tear down clean and properly lube your rifle.
Dissasembly of a Garand is very simple and its something ypu should really learn how to do
Use light grease on rub points, oil exterior and wipe off extra
http://www.nicolausassociates.com/PDF/M1GarandRifleGreasePoints.pdf

carbine85
January 20, 2013, 10:47 AM
RIG is a very good product. I have used it for years as a lubricant and preservative. On the M1 Garand I grease the lugs, slots and cam surfaces and oil areas like the pins.

ball3006
January 20, 2013, 11:54 AM
Militec grease is great too. A Garand is so simple to take apart, even a boot GI can do it.....chris3

Welding Rod
January 20, 2013, 05:37 PM
I shoot mine in about 12 matches per year. Once a year I take it down so I can get a little lube on the trigger parts, recoil spring, and forward part of the op rod.

Other than that I just make sure there is grease on the bolt surfaces and op rod tab / track before each shoot.

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