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Old 02-07-2017, 04:31 PM
Mike13A5P Mike13A5P is offline
 
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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.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:54 PM
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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.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:04 PM
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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.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:07 PM
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Most members on here could do this. Where are you located?

Less swapping a barrel or parking a reciever it's pretty simple.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:11 PM
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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.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:55 PM
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Sounds like your men are "milking" the trigger, squeeze, release don't hold it back.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:10 PM
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Make sure the is no grease on the trigger/sear area.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:24 PM
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Got it. Is it possible that we have worn sears?
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:32 PM
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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
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:33 PM
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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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