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my m1 odyssey

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mshootnit, Feb 21, 2010.

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  1. mshootnit

    mshootnit Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    I bought a SA June 1942 M1 Garand a few years ago, and it was maybe a little overhyped because the condition wasn't quite as good as I had hoped, but it is a good shooter. I realized right away that this rifle was having a problem kicking out the clips before they were empty causing shells to fly everywhere. I asked a knowledgable fellow and he referred me to the army technical chart which stated that the bullet guide and op rod catch assembly needed replacing. So I did using what I hope are good parts but the rifle now is doing the same thing as bad as ever. So I said what the heck and bought a new clip latch and spring and put in there along with a couple parts to make her look a little better. Hopefully problem solved but I guess we will see!
    Everything I have researched about my rifle makes it a perfect example of a Korean war era rebuild which really intrigues me that maybe this rifle was used in both wars.
    I would really like to replace my lower band so if any of you guys know where one is with a medium dark park finish I would sure use the info. I have the lower band that is semi rounded with a copper or brown color to it.
  2. Orlando

    Orlando Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Clip latch spring is usually the problem 99% of the time and the first, cheapest thing to replace. Should fix the problem. If you ahvent ever replaced the Op Rod spring I strongly suggest you do so. This is what cushions the bolt from slaming into the receiver heel when fired. Orion 7 http://www.m1garandrifle.com/Garandparts.htm is where I recommend for spring and other parts, stay away from Wolf brand Op Rod springs as they are overpowered and can cause short stroking
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