I just got a Garand and I love it. It was a surplus rifle made by Springfield and I got to shoot it yesterday for the first time. It ejected somewhat just to the side; but not too far away. Now, I was told it was gas operated. Could it is running low on gas? The rifle is old and maybe no one filled it for a long time. I looked for places where one could fill it…that leads me to some questions. Does it take gasoline type gas, butane, or Zippo lighter fluid? There is a screw thing under the barrel, would one fill it there? I also notice two holes in the stock under the butt plate. Would that be the spot? They just look like holes to me. What would happen in combat if you ran out of gas? Could you use flame thrower gas? Another question; If you use high octane type gas, would the gun shoot high or further? Can I get a 10 rd clip for the gun? I want to get a M1 carbine too, and I hear they are gas operated too. I would guess they use the same type of gas. The carbine does not have a screw under the barrel, so where is the fill hole on that one? Right now I only need the answers to the above questions, I think I know everything else.
Well, Welcome. I'm not going to get too deep into it, but the GAS system is the gas generagted by the firing of the cartridge which assist moving the operating assembly. Please do a quick google search on M1 Garand operation.
I hope I didn't just waste time on Trolling.
You got me! I was saying to myself, "What an idiot." And, "This guy does not need to be anywhere near this rifle." Then I read the other post and realized I'd been had. Nice one Garand Master! Pay backs are hell.