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Old 07-19-2013, 5:49 PM
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Default Ok, I need help. M1 Garand disassemble

Howdy, so I finally got the gas plug off and now I can't get the little piece that screws on to keep the sight on. Stuck, any tricks? This is my initial cleaning from the CMP. I have tried remoil and a hair dryer along with trying to tap it into motion with a screwdriver. No luck
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http://www.garandgear.com/how-to-per...your-m1-garand

You're on step 17 right? Haven't encountered a stuck gas cylinder lock before. Just make sure you're going counter clockwise looking at the muzzle. Maybe needs a little more motivation than screwdriver taps.
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Are you referring to the hex screw that locks down the front sight or the gas cylinder( looks like a figure 8) lock that screws down over the barrel?
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You're on step 17 right? Haven't encountered a stuck gas cylinder lock before. Just make sure you're going counter clockwise looking at the muzzle. Maybe needs a little more motivation than screwdriver taps.

Yes step 17. I skipped it. Oh well, already back together.

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Are you referring to the hex screw that locks down the front sight or the gas cylinder( looks like a figure 8) lock that screws down over the barrel?
No I got the plug off using a socket wrench that actually worked perfectly, it is the next step see 17 above.
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Let it soak overnight in penetrating oil like Kroil
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Not to thread jack but I have a question about removing the gas plug. I don't have the gas cylinder wrench, what other tool would you recommend to hold everything in steady and in place? Would channel locks or vice grips wrapped in electrical tape be ok or do I need to get the wrench?
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Not to thread jack but I have a question about removing the gas plug. I don't have the gas cylinder wrench, what other tool would you recommend to hold everything in steady and in place? Would channel locks or vice grips wrapped in electrical tape be ok or do I need to get the wrench?
I've only done it with the wrench and as I recall it was pretty important to at least have something to keep everything from torquing around. If you mess it up I believe you can mess up the barrel splines, and then your front sight will wiggle around, and you'll be asking about why your gun is inaccurate, and we'll have a whole discussion about peening the splines.

I think the wrench is $10-$15.
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Not to thread jack but I have a question about removing the gas plug. I don't have the gas cylinder wrench, what other tool would you recommend to hold everything in steady and in place? Would channel locks or vice grips wrapped in electrical tape be ok or do I need to get the wrench?
I got it with the male end of a socket wrench. Not sure what size it was but probably a standard size. It fit perfectly, I was trying everything in my house to get the gas plug off and then it finally worked with the socket wrench and then I ran into the issue i am in now. I will try some penetrating oil as was suggested above.
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You're on step 17 right? Haven't encountered a stuck gas cylinder lock before. Just make sure you're going counter clockwise looking at the muzzle. Maybe needs a little more motivation than screwdriver taps.
what a terrific guide. super high quality.
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what a terrific guide. super high quality.
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what a terrific guide. super high quality.
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With absolutely no experience with a Garand, I used this guide to detail strip my CMP FG HRA when I got it to remove all cosmoline (soaked in degreaser and scrubbed each part) and replace the wood with a synthetic stock getting it ready to send to Shuff's. I even disassembled the bolt and the trigger group and got them back together correctly. I ran into 2-3 speedbumps is all that sent me to Google specific issues and once had to run out and buy a punch (frozen clip latch pin). It took me 7 hours but I found it very educational.
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