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I have picked up my first CMP M1 Garand from an individual and while it's not a collector's item it will suit my needs. It is a mix master with a Springfield Armory receiver and the barrel is marked 9 54. Trigger assembly is HRA and the stock appears to be a replacement birch with a few nicks and dings though nothing too obvious and there are no cartouches or armorer marks.

I would appreciate any advice on what spare parts that I should stock up on and sources would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I don't think you need worry about it. The M-1 is durable as hell and you'd either have to have one of everything or...save your money until you actually need something.

Unless you have some training and tools there aren't many user serviceable parts. The #1 problem is likely to be something to do with the trigger or maybe an extractor and professional help is the norm.
 

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The ejector spring inside the bolt holds the extractor in place. Non mil spec springs are a common failure mode where the ejector comes off the rifle. Weak clip latch springs can cause the clip to eject before it's empty. The most common wear problem I've seen is muzzle erosion caused by excessive cleaning with steel rods. USGI barrels are scarce but a couple of manufacturers are making barrels that are compliant with service rifle match rules.
Assemble the gas system dry or if you must a couple of drops of Hoppes.
 

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I don't think you need worry about it. The M-1 is durable as hell and you'd either have to have one of everything or...save your money until you actually need something.

Unless you have some training and tools there aren't many user serviceable parts. The #1 problem is likely to be something to do with the trigger or maybe an extractor and professional help is the norm.
That pretty well answers my question there Charlie so thanks. Anything I could replace would have to be on a very elementary level. Sad as it may be I lack the knowledge and ability that many of the posters have on here when it comes to firearms.

I had been told that it might be a good idea to buy a rack grade from the CMP to use for parts but I notice that they don't have any, at least at this time, and going by your post it would be a waste of my money. I'm just going to leave any problem to the pros.
 

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To ALL,

I was told, by a congressman at a TP meeting in July, that if Romney wins that he has promised that he will VOID every executive order of ZERO's.
(I'm hoping that he will also VOID Clinton's "no imports" order on Russian-made pistols, as there are many brand new Makarovs in several Eastern European nations police/military depots, that are currently banned from import.)

Also, there are TENS of THOUSANDS of Garands in South Korea & other countries that then can "come home" & likely end up at CMP for sale.

For example, my "pet Garand" was returned from Denmark (It has a 1942 SA receiver and was rebuilt at the Danish Royal Arsenal with new PB parts & a NEW Danish barrel & European Beech stock. After rebuilding it was evidently never fired, until i got it.) & "measures less than 2" at BOTH ends.
(It looks & shoots GREAT & is definitely NOT FOR SALE!)

So cross your fingers that ZERO is defeated & Romney does what he has promised!

yours, satx
 
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