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Mike13A5P 02-07-2017 04:31 PM

Support for VFW post CMP issued rifles
My VFW post honor guard has started to experience some functioning issues with three of our M1 Garands and they appear to need a higher echelon of repair/maintenance than we can perform. I know that we acquired the rifles through the CMP but I'm not sure what help, if any, the CMP can provide with regards to servicing our rifles.

Appreciate any help on this subject.

busykngt 02-07-2017 04:54 PM

You might want to contact them and see what they can offer. I know they offer some maintenance/build classes a few times per year. So they may be able to come up with some kind of plan for you guys.

Mike13A5P 02-07-2017 06:04 PM

Thanks. I have reached out to Tom Witten with the CMP to perhaps get some answers. Ideally we would like to turn the weapons over to someone who has the requisite expertise.

YellowSled 02-07-2017 06:07 PM

Most members on here could do this. Where are you located?

Less swapping a barrel or parking a reciever it's pretty simple.

Mike13A5P 02-07-2017 06:11 PM

We are in a suburb of St Louis, MO. The basic issue is that the rifles are going into an automatic firing mode and hence are shooting off two rounds with one trigger pull. Never good when you are providing military honors.

Det. Jason 714 02-07-2017 06:55 PM

Sounds like your men are "milking" the trigger, squeeze, release don't hold it back.

majorfa 02-07-2017 07:10 PM

Make sure the is no grease on the trigger/sear area.

Mike13A5P 02-07-2017 07:24 PM

Got it. Is it possible that we have worn sears?

Twinson 02-07-2017 07:32 PM

Yes, clean all the grease out of the trigger groups. I cleaned some rifles and the trigger groups looked like the were dipped in a can of crisco....It was really that bad. Jim

Twinson 02-07-2017 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by majorfa (Post 1565364)
Make sure the is no grease on the trigger/sear area.

It's is possible to have a bad sear on one. But on multiple, not likely.

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