Was it the Receiver cracks or op rod cracking form the grenade launching? The problem was temporarily solved by dipping the heal of the receiver to soften it but later fixed with a gas screw with the poppet to release the gas. Did I get it or close? Rick B
Mr. Garand was going to add a kanootten valve to regulate the gas cylinder. The gas pressure caused this part to break off during a shoot at a demonstration at the proving grounds, which struck Col. E. Mc Farland in his colostomy bag. Mr. Garand could not be brought up on charges due to his civilian status, but the Col. was pissed and wanted to do everything in his power to have the Garand scrapped. He wanted to push the Johnson to become the standard issue rifle. Moral of the story is, when you mess with sombody's sh it, they might wanna pull their Johnson out and hurt you with it.
You know, since I've got on this forum, my entire attitude has changed about Garands. I bought one back in the mid eighties just to have one and use as a beater gun to give to my friends during deer season (that one was SA 416XXX). This forum has caused me to become a Garand "NUT". I don't understand it, but now I have three...this is getting ridiculous. Right now it's only me to blame, if I was still married, of course I'd blame you guys. I wish this forum had'abeen around in the 'good'ol days' I could retire now. LOL! Thanks!
Hey LTC have you found any non-corrosive for that cheap. Everybody is shooting it. I just happen to 'drather not'. I have a couple of 7mm Mausers and I roll my own, but it's not that cheap. I know the FAC Warehouse sells 8mmn for that much, it's just that corrosive thing. Of course, it's not a Garand so it might be ok in my book. we'll see. Good Shooting!
All I do to nuetralize the corrosiveness is spray the bore and chamber with ammonia water. This does the trick. I then clean the rifle out thoroughly when I get home. Corrosive ammo wont hurt the rifle if you take care of it right away.
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Come on guy's it's not that hard. Stock Doc I am looking for either a GHD or GHS.
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Not the Flush nut short pinion type 1 set up? The cracked receveirs and annealing wasnt it? It couldnt be the no trap butt area? The M1 carbine was invented but you said a Garand problem.
Would it have been the gas cylinder looseness and the saw cut modification? That seems far out but hey I have to try. Now I'm gonna think about this all night darn it hehehehe. Rick B
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