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Old 02-09-2018, 02:34 PM
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These rifles were assembled and disassembled thousands of times in service and by recruits in training. Keep the trigger guard lugs and receiver locking recesses clean. Put a little grease on them and you will probably see no wear in a lifetime.
No doubt. Imagine a Marine recruit NOT field stripping his (or her) rifle... It's hard to imagine after having been a recruit. even after that, we still cleaned the heck out of them after shooting. used to keep our M16A1's in the armory...first thing the Armorer would do is stick a Qtip in some odd spot or the locking lugs...ANY dirt or black, go back and clean it again.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:49 PM
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We all have heard to remove the trigger pack as few times as possible as over time it will cause wear in the stock. I am curious if anyone knows how many times it takes before noticeable wear happens. Now I know its not a specific number but are we talking 10, 100, 1000, 10000?

Discuss.

Ok.......... I'll take a guess:

Exactly 0.

Removing the trigger pack will not cause any wear in the stock.

None.

Others have talked about the wear of the locking lugs of the trigger group but they have nothing to do with wear in the stock, nor do they even touch the stock.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:04 PM
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Ok.......... I'll take a guess:

Exactly 0.

Removing the trigger pack will not cause any wear in the stock.

None.

Others have talked about the wear of the locking lugs of the trigger group but they have nothing to do with wear in the stock, nor do they even touch the stock.
Dang I should have put zero in the op. you would have won a prize.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
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A shooter M1 of mine might come out of the stock once a year for field strip/clean, although some do not come out even once a year. I don't see any reason to break down any more often. My regular match shooter HRA has 1600 rounds through it, and has been field stripped and detail cleaned once in the past nine years. It's my first CMP mail order service grade purchase from 2009, and also regular monthly match shooter, and highest score holder. Oh, it came with original HRA barrel with ME 2 and TE 4. After 1600 rounds ME is exactly 2 still and TE is maybe 4.25.
Goes to show these barrels will last a very long time and still remain very accurate for 200 yard match shooting
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:06 PM
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Thanks for the answers everyone.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:54 PM
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I remove the actions from the stocks once a year for a good cleaning other wise leave them in.

I'm not worried about wear or something.............
It's the zero I want to maintain.
Take them apart and it'll take a good number of shots before "they settle back in."
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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We all have heard to remove the trigger pack as few times as possible as over time it will cause wear in the stock. I am curious if anyone knows how many times it takes before noticeable wear happens. Now I know its not a specific number but are we talking 10, 100, 1000, 10000?

Discuss.
As wood ages left unsealed it will shrink. Most of the USGI stocks we have on our rifles are at least 50 years old so instead of wear on the wood itself or removing the trigger housing a bazillion times some of the blame of what you may think is worn wood can be attributed to the normal shrinkage of wood with aging. To prove this is true for those of you that have regular 1" boards as roof sheeting on your homes all you have to do is go in your attic and look up.

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Old 02-09-2018, 08:08 PM
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I store all my M1s with the trigger guards unlatched. However ,I know a noted M1 authority and author that stores his model shop and gastraps with the guards latched. I always grease the trigger guard lugs as they are designed to wear before the receiver does.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:35 PM
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I doubt many of us manipulate them enough to cause any issues!!
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:17 PM
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I leave them latched, I do drop the hammer, when I remember
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