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Old 01-12-2020, 05:50 PM
Orlando Orlando is offline
 
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Every ones starting to pile on the seller without knowing all the facts, mob mentality
PJ, Ill send you a firing pin for free if you don't have a spare just to get your rifle running again
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:28 PM
heckinohio heckinohio is offline
 
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Orlando., Thanks. I foolishly sold all my spare parts about 2 months ago. I didnt have a loose firing pin, but had two bolt assemblies. Miller in Marietta said he had many, is to send one ASAP. One of the Luger guys in Cols. died 3-4 years ago. Had a ton of Garand parts. I will have Donna call his widow.

I wrote the seller a letter, been over 2 weeks ago, when I first encountered the problem...sent my phone too. Nothing yet. I no longer have our PM exchanges.

PJH

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Old 01-12-2020, 09:01 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2020, 07:29 PM
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^^ ^^ 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.
My record, before I bought the bolt tool, was Pinging the spring off two walls and the ceiling, with the spring lost forever in the carpet!

All the best.

John
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:50 PM
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My record, before I bought the bolt tool, was Pinging the spring off two walls and the ceiling, with the spring lost forever in the carpet!

All the best.

John
Until I wised up and started using a trigger clamp to reassemble trigger groups I had the same thing happening with hammer springs.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:43 AM
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Until I wised up and started using a trigger clamp to reassemble trigger groups I had the same thing happening with hammer springs.
Yeah, me too . . . .

I now disassemble such things INSIDE a LARGE clear plastic bag!
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