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Old 12-06-2010, 07:49 AM
Bill Ricca Bill Ricca is offline
 
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My source on the date was Pyles book.

Edit:I looked again it says "adopted" in 1937.
I have an SA manual from 1937 covering the gas trap and it shows no combo tool. The first government document I have that lists the M3 combo tool is dated 1939, an SA Manual covering the gas port rifle. So I assume the M3 was adopted and produced for the gas port rifle.

A different SA report showing production of the M3 Combo Tool lists :

First year 1939 - 12,470
1940 - 26,925

Each year production continued until 1945. I have a few of the contracts of the M3 Combo Tool going all the way until the end.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:10 AM
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Combo Tool? I had to have one to go with my M-1 of course. I found a brand new {NOS}combo tool from a guy in Greece. Snuffalufagus listed it on E-bay. I bid, I won, delivered I think it was $25.00. It was a cherry. I'm happy, scratch another M-1 trinket off the list!
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:16 PM
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I just bought the M3A1 tool and a op rod spring form Orion 7. The spring doesn't look like SS to me.

What is the pins for, next to the gas cylinder lock screw driver? And can the brush be replaced?

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:27 PM
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Brushes are around. I can't remmember who has them but, they are out there. The pin probably has more than one use but, I use it for the pushing the op rod catch pin out of the receiver. I have a couple of op rod springs that seem to have a plumb colored hue and they are suppose to be SS also. Other than the add that I purchased them from, I do not know how to tell without letting them weather and see if they corrode.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:29 PM
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the gap between the pins rest on the follower arm, and guides the half moon stuck case extractor. Haven't figured out the longe pin alond side of the arm guide.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:57 PM
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I did notice that the springs Orion is selling now doesnt look like their springs from a few years ago
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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You'll need a real small punch to drive the brush retainer pin out when you replace the brush, too. Bill Ricca might have replacement brushes.

Charlie
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:37 PM
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You'll need a real small punch to drive the brush retainer pin out when you replace the brush, too. Bill Ricca might have replacement brushes.

Charlie
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Bill Ricca might have replacement brushes.
He does... it's listed anyway.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Is this what you were talking about, the pin next to the screwdriver? I think it's to position the tool correctly over the bolt face during reassembly, also.

Charlie

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:42 PM
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Okay, if you look at Charlie 59s' pic, The groove sticking up on the backside is the ruptured case extractor, the two nubs sticking out the end are the spanner for the windage nut, the Pin sticking out at 90 degrees to them is the pin-extractor for the hammer pin and op-rod catch pin. the little divot in the center right under the spanner is to compress the Ejector when putting the Bolt back together. the screwdriver tightens the Gas-cylinder lockscrew and the Elevation screw.

If you look at the base of the brush on the backside, you'll see a second, smaller diameter with a point sticking out. That small diameter fits inside the breechface with that point or ledge under the extractor. Simply push in and turn upwards and the extractor pops free. Be sure to ease it back out of the breechface as the Ejector-spring is strong.

Pretty handy tool

Here's a pic showing the ejector-divot under the spanner woth the pin-remover standing straight up.

Here's a pic of the extractor-remover


Here's a pic of it all
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