Op rod question

Discussion in 'M1 Garand' started by twtalbot, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. twtalbot

    twtalbot G&G Newbie

    My June 1943 SA Garand is functioning perfectly but I'm getting some gas blow-by inside the front handguard and the barrel channel in the stock. Is this normal? Should I leave it alone as long as it functions properly, or should I look at getting a new op rod-or maybe an new gas cylinder?
  2. Gas Blowby

    Completely normal. As long as the rifle functions properly, shoot 'er and have a good time!

    Ben Hartley

  3. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist


    I can't remember running across a M1 that didn't have a carbon buildup inside the hand guard.