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Old 09-20-2018, 07:30 PM
ct kid ct kid is offline
 
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Default left bolt lug broke off today

bought a 308 rebarrelled m1 garand a few years ago. All is good until today. shooting the same ammo as with the couple 308 win m1 garands that I have. All shoot very well and 100% function and accuracy is very good.. So I know it's not the ammo.
Load an en-bloc pull back the op-rod let it go. as always. 2/3rds down the bot doesn't go all the way. Wow. All my garands have always functioned.
Upon looking the left lug was broken off . It's on the shooting bench.
Stopped right away.
What do I do besides getting a new bolt.
Question..... I would like to send the bot to someone for inspection. Who......
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:45 PM
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They break ..it happens...

nothing to really dwell on...new bolt..verify headspace and possibly lap the lugs if not getting good contact.

After shooting ARs for over 30 years I had my first broken bolt lug...replaced and moved on...

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Old 09-20-2018, 07:48 PM
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:55 PM
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Just out of curiousity could you tell us the heat lot and revision number?? thanks.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:03 PM
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Default Garand bolt failure chances.

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They break ..it happens...

nothing to really dwell on...new bolt..verify headspace and possibly lap the lugs if not getting good contact.

After shooting ARs for over 30 years I had my first broken bolt lug...replaced and moved on...

very good advice on bolt..You can examine the bolt crack yourself. its dull colored edge will be the fault part of the crack, the brighter fresh look on the edge will show what was holding until the breakage..There was several warnings to check rifle bolts carefully. These rifles are all getting old..Now you can still buy new unused Garand bolts too. On subject of Ar bolts, my son just had all the locking lugs break off his generic rifle bolt..He was firing Tula ammo at the time, did not ruin the rifle this time.Now he has MPI marked bolt in it, I told him to watch his ammo for signs of overpressure.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:12 PM
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Default bolt lug

Looks like 6528287 HRA. Under the first markings The letter U
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:16 PM
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Thanks,,, not the one I was expecting though. Never heard of an HRA bolt failing like that, must be a fluke. Regards, jeff T
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:19 PM
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Default Ammo type and info

OP, what ammo did you have stashed? Curious about it ?
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