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tboyer
11-07-2010, 2:57 PM
Hi everyone, I have a Garand, and I was wondering what spare parts I should have?
I've searched the internet, and came up with this list

"The parts you are most likely to need are the op-rod spring, firing pin and extractor. My advice is to buy those and only purchase other parts as needed."

So what does anyone think of the above suggestion?
I understand that operating rods can bend
Thanks

Milsurp Collector
11-07-2010, 3:23 PM
The M1 Rifle is extremely rugged and reliable. Instead of a firing pin and extractor I would keep a complete, headspace-checked bolt if you want to keep a spare. It's much easier to just swap out the whole bolt if you need a quick fix.

A lot of guys routinely install an Orion7 recoil spring when they first get the rifle http://www.m1garandparts.com/Garandparts.htm item G28a. Put one of those in and you'll probably never need to replace it or carry a spare.

As long as you use the proper ammo and/or use an adjustable gas plug you won't have to worry about bending an op rod.

sevensix2x51
11-07-2010, 3:44 PM
i just get parts on an as needed basis... i think last time i went through my garand, i needed a firing pin, an operating rod spring, and a follower arm pin.

the bolt is not too tough to get apart and back together. takes about five minutes and a stout punch, iirc... a complete bolt is $125 :eek:

Orlando
11-07-2010, 4:06 PM
Its simple to change bolt internals. Buying a complete bolt just in case a extractor or ejector wears out makes no sense at all.
I would replace the Op Rod spring with one from Orion 7 and wouldnt worry about anything else. Parts are still easily found. No sense in haveing parts laying around you may never need

Milsurp Collector
11-07-2010, 4:20 PM
... a complete bolt is $125 :eek:

You can get them a lot cheaper than that

$45 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=198399067
$47 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=195415765
$40 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197732238

etc. etc.

sevensix2x51
11-07-2010, 4:23 PM
quoted price from orion 7.

but i still wouldnt carry one around as a spare. ymmv.

Orlando
11-07-2010, 4:25 PM
And no gaurantees that any of them will headspace properly.
Those prices are not the norm. The normal price for a used USGI bolt is in the $70.00 range.
USGI NOS bolts will cost more

Milsurp Collector
11-07-2010, 4:28 PM
*sigh* NOS 12-SA bolt $47 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=195415765

Orlando
11-07-2010, 4:32 PM
*sigh* Like I already said those prices are not the norm. I have been shooting and building Garands for years so I have a good idea what parts sell for.
*sigh* No gaurantees any bolt will headspace correctly.

Milsurp Collector
11-07-2010, 6:07 PM
No matter what price someone proclaims as "the norm", it isn't at all hard to find complete Garand bolts for less than $70 or $125. Of course, people are free to pay that much or more if they want to. Yes, headspace must be checked, that's why I specified "headspace-checked" bolt in my first post.

$48.99 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197327743
$50 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185651606
$36.50 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=187090684
$41 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=190314458
$41.99 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185405076
$46 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=187073541
$46 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=190215850
$46.50 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185394741
$48 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=188410568
$48 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=195004681
$50 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=196541532
$56 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=190878391
$59 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=192820443
$54 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=192946873
$54.95 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185267572
$54.95 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197191994
$56.55 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=191293761
$56.95 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=195130035
$57 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=187844941
$57 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=196427579
$57 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197506418
$58.89 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=196533536
$59 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=195361129
$59.98 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185247033

metalliman545
11-07-2010, 6:54 PM
milsurp collector. WIN. thats all i gotta say, went above and beyond and proved rigth +1

Ross
11-07-2010, 7:33 PM
Don't forget bullets.

Can't have enough spare bullets for a Garand.

Eat Dirt
11-07-2010, 7:39 PM
milsurp collector. WIN. thats all i gotta say, went above and beyond and proved rigth +1

:thumbsup:

mls343
11-07-2010, 8:06 PM
I just make sure I have more than one M1 Garand!

Mac Attack
11-07-2010, 8:10 PM
I recently broke a firing pin on my M1 Garand. It didn't take me long to track one down a replacement but now I keep a couple on hand.

tboyer
11-07-2010, 9:33 PM
Once again thanks everyone, my garand is a HRA made in 1955, service grade
from the CMP.
It seems to have a new barrel, it was of course arsenal recondition.
I really like it allot, I've put 200 rounds through it, and have not had one problem,





Hi everyone, I have a Garand, and I was wondering what spare parts I should have?
I've searched the internet, and came up with this list

"The parts you are most likely to need are the op-rod spring, firing pin and extractor. My advice is to buy those and only purchase other parts as needed."

So what does anyone think of the above suggestion?
I understand that operating rods can bend
Thanks

Orlando
11-08-2010, 2:19 AM
He proved nothing. Still making a recomendation that makes absolutly no sense. So you buy a bolt to replace extractors ,ejectors,firing pin then you get it and find it doesnt headspace correctly.
Ya thats the recomendation I would give someone



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sevensix2x51
11-08-2010, 6:14 AM
Once again thanks everyone, my garand is a HRA made in 1955, service grade
from the CMP.
It seems to have a new barrel, it was of course arsenal recondition.
I really like it allot, I've put 200 rounds through it, and have not had one problem,

Glad to hear you like it!

I usually take mine down every some-odd months, depending on how much use it gets, and check everything pretty well. You can detail strip yours more often, I just don't want to mess up the bedding in my stock.

Have fun!

Gunsrruss
11-08-2010, 8:08 AM
I keep a spare bolt and a new gas system. Plus I got a spring kit from Wolf springs. I blew my grand up one day and had to use one of my spare bolts.

Bhobbs
11-08-2010, 9:20 AM
Make sure you get the proper grease for your M1. It will run a lot smoother with it.

Orlando
11-08-2010, 12:10 PM
I would stay away from Wolff Op Rod springs as they are "extra power" and "can " cause short stroking.

Any good quality wheel bearing grease is more than adequate to lubricate and protect your Garand. Its alot cheaper than so called high tech gun grease that comes in small tubes at a high price

davfink
11-08-2010, 1:07 PM
I would recomend bolt internal parts, firing pin, and extractor.
Op rod spring, not wolf.

I would buy a spare gas port.

You wont need a new operating rod, since it does not cost a lot to rebuild one.

Nothing else should really wear out, if the rifle is properly greased, oiled and M2 ammo is used.

Mac Attack
11-08-2010, 1:15 PM
A lot of guys on the CMP forum who shoot their M1's competitively use Mobile 1 grease.

davfink
11-08-2010, 1:23 PM
I bought a tube of this stuff quite a while back, and have plenty. works great for me.

http://www.militec1.com/

i also have a case of USGI grease pots too. both seem fine to me.

sevensix2x51
11-08-2010, 1:39 PM
I use pro shot gold on pretty much everything. I would try my hi temp bearing grease, but my grease gun is old, and it spews grease everywhere. Im afraid to bring it in the house, or even touch it if I don't have to use it on a vehicle/trailer... my method is expensive, but I've had that little jar a couple years now, and there's still plenty in it... it works well, and doesn't stain. Fwiw.

Springfield45
11-08-2010, 7:57 PM
You should add the Clip Latch Spring to your list. It really sucks when your clip starts popping out with rounds still in it.

icormba
11-08-2010, 11:48 PM
You should add the Clip Latch Spring to your list. It really sucks when your clip starts popping out with rounds still in it.

+1!!! :D