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Old 06-24-2014, 05:09 AM
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Greetings,

I posted another topic about ammo which was very helpful and now looking at any extra guidance on taking the gun apart, greasing, and slapping it back together again.

My Garand is a CMP Special 30-06 which looks amazing, but before I go out and have a blast, looking at knowing more ins and outs to take care of it properly.

Still looking through the manual that CMP sent with the rifle, but I found this series of videos on field stripping that seems promising. I can read all I want, but sometimes seeing it in front of you is better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7hynFZh3T4

What is your guys take on it, and do you have advise on greasing it up following shooting. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:16 AM
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Here is a series by Brownells

http://youtu.be/jJhdW7tGR7w
And I found this site to be helpful
http://www.garandgear.com/how-to-grease-your-m1-garand

And of course CMP's site has good information.
Jim
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:24 AM
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This is a great place to start. Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:39 AM
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This is a great place to start. Thanks for the help!
No problem and the guys on here helped me a year or so ago when I started the garand experience.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:40 AM
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Here is a series by Brownells

http://youtu.be/jJhdW7tGR7w
And I found this site to be helpful
http://www.garandgear.com/how-to-grease-your-m1-garand

And of course CMP's site has good information.
Jim
I liked the Brownells Youtubes, very helpful for a novice like me.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:50 AM
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CMP is always a good source of info.... you can decide how far you would like to strip it http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/detailstrip.html
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:56 AM
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CMP is always a good source of info.... you can decide how far you would like to strip it http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/detailstrip.html
I think that pile of parts is a funny picture. Whoever did that has a sense of humor.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:59 AM
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Thanks! I guess the next question is how often? Mine is straight out of the case from CMP, not fired yet.

I read in an article that if I field strip it too often it can hurt the accuracy of the gun. Is that true?
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:14 AM
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Ok I finally figured this out ,if you loosen up the gas cylinder you have just made your front sight loose side to side. That can't be good ,right?
There are many ways to tighten it back up but the less you take apart the better also just grabbing the gun by the front handguard or benching on HG can loosen everything up.

Every day I learn more about this gun, easy to learn about the basics but there are a lot of little things to learn like no lube of any kind on inside tube of gas cylinder and no lube on oprod. It is a hard habit to break ,oiling the metal parts to keep rust out but a little oil on a rag can be used to keep any rust at bay.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:12 AM
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Thanks! I guess the next question is how often? Mine is straight out of the case from CMP, not fired yet.

I read in an article that if I field strip it too often it can hurt the accuracy of the gun. Is that true?
Yes initially . It takes about 8- 12 rounds to have the rifle set back down into the stock after you reassemble it. There is no need to detail strip it or field strip it after a match or range session. My M1 I shot all summer in JCG matches until winter and the only thing I do with it is clean the bore and chamber and bolt face . I give it a once over and add grease if necessary. During the winter I will detail strip it and clean all the parts and get it ready for another season. I don't remove the gas cylinder as there is no need to do so.
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