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heckinohio 01-11-2020 06:27 PM

Never too old (or experienced) to learn....
 
In Feb. of '019, I bought a NFR Garand from 'Carolina. CMP WTS:. It arrived OK, I checked the components, put a bit of grease here & there, patched the barrel, wiped it down in general. Not a shooter for me as I have some for that. I laid it on the floor with several others during a display "adjustment". I have to feed every second day; several days back was nice weather, so I will take a Garand & some machine gun out to shoot. Picked up this particular Garand, really an error....didnt notice it until I got it out onto the shooting table...Oh well, it will work just as good as any other. Clip/rounds in, bolt closed......ready.......aim......click......?????? ? Cycled that round out.....what, no firing pin mark.???? Lets try again........same routine. I looked at the bolt face, no firing pin,.......its not just broke, it aint there....none of it.?????!!!! I notified the seller....no response.....really too late to complain, I should have noticed it much sooner.

So........take a lesson........I guess. Make sure all the parts are in the rifle you are dealing for......preferably before you actually take possession.

PJH

Nodak71 01-11-2020 07:51 PM

Lots of shysters out there selling for sure. My experience years back was with a carbine off Auction Arms. Price was decent and looked ok but when I got it I found same thing, missing parts. Not the firing pin but various pins and a screw. Contacted the seller, nothing of course. He had taken the pictures so the missing stuff didn't show. Not a major deal but it can happen.

Det. Jason 714 01-12-2020 11:27 AM

I only deal with members on this forum. By and large great people with fair priced items. As an added bonus you can trade parts for parts.

Shomway 01-12-2020 11:44 AM

I know hindsight is 20/20, but whenever I pick up a new rifle(Garand) whether from CMP or private sale, when I break them down for cleaning/lube/inspection, disassembly of the bolt is part of that process. I think having the neat bolt disassembly/assembly tool makes this less of a nightmare and fairly simple. Well worth the $50....

jeremy69 01-12-2020 01:20 PM

I donít know why anyone would intentionally try to cheat on an M1 firing pin, they are cheap and plentiful.

Make sure nothing else is wrong as to why itís missing. My immediate worst concern is a welded receiver and it was left out so the bolt would close due to a safety bridge hold up.

heckinohio 01-12-2020 01:26 PM

Rifle came from a CMP WTS:... I felt I was dealing with a knowledgeable person......this wasnt a "pick-up" -strictly mail order. One is on his own there.

PJH

S99VG 01-12-2020 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy69 (Post 1901961)
I donít know why anyone would intentionally try to cheat on an M1 firing pin, they are cheap and plentiful.

Make sure nothing else is wrong as to why itís missing. My immediate worst concern is a welded receiver and it was left out so the bolt would close due to a safety bridge hold up.

My thoughts too. Contact the seller and tell him the bolt was missing the firing pin. Maybe he'll send you one, but if not just get a new one and don't look back. I don't see this as a serious issue. A serious issue to me would be something like a bent op rod, shot out barrel or something like as mentioned in the above quote that wasn't disclosed in the sale. But seriously, give it a new firing pin and give it no further thought.

warrantw5 01-12-2020 05:20 PM

Where in Carolina?

Shomway 01-12-2020 05:25 PM

Leave the seller feedback for this transaction. Perhaps alert other buyers....

jeremy69 01-12-2020 05:32 PM

Not defending the seller but....

This was bought last February.

Has the seller logged in since you sent him a message? People loose interest, get deployed, have kids, etc. pretty easy to find out if youíre being ignored.

Yes, seller should make make this right. Missing firing pin is not a big deal. Iím more concerned why itís missing. Maybe itís a simple as someone took it out as a safety measure.

Hopefully itís just a pin and itís less than a $15 problem.


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