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Old 01-12-2020, 09:01 PM
Ronwall Ronwall is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ky
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Originally Posted by Shomway View Post
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....
^^ ^^ By doing what Shomway suggests I've found broken and out of spec op rod springs, op rods that had worn out tabs, modified safeties, frozen followers, incorrectly headspaced bolts and bolts that had so much crap inside of them that I have no idea how they would have worked correctly and that to say nothing about all the rust, dirt, grease and grime that I've cleaned out of Garands. Shomway is also right about the bolt disassembly/assembly tool. It's well worth the $50 as it takes about 15 seconds to disassemble or assemble a bolt with one and no springs flying across room.
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