My 1st Garand/Clip latch-help

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Dean R., Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Just bought my 1st M1 Garand.It had been all reworked and parkerized and the stock is beautiful.I fired about 50 rounds the other day and it was great.I'm in love.The only thing that bugged me was when inserting the clip with eight rounds, the clip latch would not take hold. It would take hold when I would pull the bolt back a little bit.But the after pulling the bolt back and releasing it would chamber a round.The upper reciever group is well lubed.I ripped her open and what I could see looked good.not worn down.One WWII vet and garand owner of many said she just needs to be broken in and lubed well.I did also have the op to put my clips in another garand and it worked fine.The clip from that other garand inserted into my garand still did not latch.What going on? Thanks.:cool: