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M1 bolt dissassembly

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by conhntr, Jul 13, 2010.

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  1. conhntr

    conhntr Member

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    Ok my instructions say
    twist up extractor and ejector will
    snap out. Nope. I can push ejector in with bullet tip but it won't snap
    out what am
    I doing wrong
     
  2. highorder

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    M1 rifle? Do you have a bolt disassembly tool?

    You need to compress the ejector and pry the extractor out at the same time.

    Read this.
     
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    Delete--bump fire.
     
  5. conhntr

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    Ok no tool but I think I can do that with a quarter and bullet tip. I'm done for tonight will try tomorrow

    the garand is a "field grade" hra. The wood is very rough but the metal looks good aside from almost all the finish being gone foward of the front handguard.

    The reason I ripped the gun apart is the safety felt gritty. Sure enough the was a funky brown oily residue all over the insides. Got everything cleaned up but the bolt obviusly. Do you think I even need to bother with it?
     
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    Yes, think of it this way. If the rest of the action was dirty, then the bolt got dirty too.
     
  7. dmazur

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    Unlike a Model 70, a Garand bolt doesn't field strip easily without some tools.

    I'd pony up and get the bolt disassembly tool. You're going to want to periodically strip the thing to clean the firing pin. The ejector spring may break, and then you have to strip the bolt. You may want to check headspace, and then you have to strip the bolt...

    That's why I gave up and bought one.

    It makes it so much easier than using improvised tools to take it apart. What's even more important, it permits you to put it back together again. :)
     
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    The M3-A1 Combination tool or the M10 Cleaning rod Handle/Tool can both be used to disassemble the M1 bolt easily.

    THE easiest way is to use the M3-A1 Combination Tool or the M10 Cleaning Rod Handle/Tool while the bolt is in the rifle.

    You can also use both tools to disassemble the bolt while it's out of the rifle, but it's easier in.
    The USGI Field Manuals on the M1 show the various methods of bolt disassembly and reassembly using the tools.
     
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