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SofaGeorge 08-03-2011 08:31 PM

M1 Garand buttstock storage space question
 
First, thank you CMP. The quality of my rifle, ammo and your customer service are all outstanding.

Now, for the M1 Garand experts here ... I have a question about the buttstock storage space. I was under to assumption that the storage space was for a field strip cleaning kit. The ones I have seen appear to be a single tube shaped kit... But when I popped the plate I see that there are two tubes.

Does a single tube hold one cleaning kit or does something else go in the second tube? If so... What goes there?

Also, since this is my first M1 Garand I need to get a cleaning kit to go in the stock. Is there a recommendation on best kit to get. I would like to stay as close to original GI as possible.

budmant 08-03-2011 08:34 PM

We need to know if your rifle is WW2 or Post WW2. The buttstock components were slightly different.

Mals9 08-03-2011 08:53 PM

I keep an M1A3 cleaning tool in one hole and an oiler in the other.

dpd3672 08-03-2011 09:16 PM

I thought the cleaning rod went in one hole and the combo tool/oiler (plastic tube with yellow caps) went in the other. There's a photo of a cutaway somewhere.

Of course, the holes in the stock also are a great place to store chewing tobacco, pinups of Betty Grable, or Nazi souvenirs...I saw it in the movies!

Edit: This isn't the photo I was thinking of, but pretty much the same idea:
http://ugca.org/08jan/clean/garand.jpg

SofaGeorge 08-04-2011 12:16 AM

It's an H&R... so I think that means post-WWII.

And Wow... the storage area appears to be a lot. Along with a cleaning kit in one hole... I could put a small knife, matches... a million things in the other... but obviouly I'm interested in what is supposed to be there.

Did H&R us different cleaning kits than Winchester and Springfield? I've found one site that sells reproductions of the WWII cleaning kit... but no Korean War cleaning kit yet.

budmant 08-04-2011 07:33 AM

you would need the clear plastic oiler & the multi-piece cleaning rod with the M10 tool

Oscar 08-04-2011 09:51 AM

See if this helps:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...uttstorage.jpg

SofaGeorge 08-05-2011 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by budmant (Post 396386)
you would need the clear plastic oiler & the multi-piece cleaning rod with the M10 tool

Thank you. Does anyone know best place to get the kits?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oscar (Post 396443)

That is awesome. Double thanks. It even shows how to use cleaning pads as buffers.

pmclaine 08-05-2011 06:49 PM

Buy the NOS cleaning kits from CMP (see the sales accesory page). $15 and they are original GI from a legitimate source. They are also correct for your rifle - M10 tool with bagged rods. They dont come with the plastic oiler case though. You may try Bill Ricca for GI surplus or Midway for the replicas.

....but get a good Dewey coated cleaning rod and bore guide for actually cleaning your rifle. Its been shown that the civilian type cleaning of a barrel with a steel rod will not degrade the barrel crown but for peice of mind use a coated rod.

KRAG-30-40 08-05-2011 06:59 PM

Bill Ricca has the complete M10 buttstock cleaning kits with oilers.The real deal not import replica junk.


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