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serialsolver
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Posted - October 01 2014 :  5:28:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The safety on my garand is very hard to operate. Taking it off safe is easyer but putting back on safe after firing can be difficult. I haven't looked at it yet but is there an easy fix?

Jim Higginbotham
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USA
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Posted - October 02 2014 :  06:42:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Garand (and M-14) use a sort of "hook" arrangement to insure that the hammer stays back if it is dropped. Sometimes the hook was a little too rough or too deep. This actually cams the hammer back a little when engaged.

If you have fair mechanical skills I would think it might be ok to use a little 300 or finer emery cloth to polish the surfaces....but I would not recommend filing it down - might cut through the tempering.

A little grease or heavy oil might not be untoward either.

Jim

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Uncle Mike
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USA
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Posted - October 02 2014 :  09:10:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, take the trigger group out and watch it in action. Make sure the safety is seated in the "cut out".Mike
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serialsolver
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Posted - October 02 2014 :  1:29:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday while I was hog huntin and workin the safety I saw the hammer move as Jim said. I'll take the trigger group out and study on it.
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Uncle Mike
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USA
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Posted - October 02 2014 :  4:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, go over to the CMP web site and look over the field strip pictures for the trigger group, mike
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Dov
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USA
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Posted - April 18 2017 :  05:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So they are, relatively drop safe then?

If they lock the hammer.
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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - April 18 2017 :  08:20:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dov

So they are, relatively drop safe then?

If they lock the hammer.



Oh yeah. I think tests have been done dropping them from heights that broke the stock but I don't recall exactly where I read this.

Jim

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Evan
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Posted - April 18 2017 :  11:15:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
put a pair of gloves on and work the thing on and off while watching Jessica Fletcher reruns. DJW is holding my Win Garand hostage ever since I got a Win barrel attached to the Win receiver.

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Uncle Mike
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Posted - April 18 2017 :  11:35:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, unlike safeties on some firearms the Garand has a positive and mechanical movement that blocks the hammer. If it was available I would field strip the trigger group and see if their is a burr or maybe a slightly out of spec safety. I have a trigger group tool that makes this easy. This is a another tool like the clip loader that is not necessary but nice to have. I can live with out many accessories and tools but the Garand and M1 Carbine bolt tool and the Garand Trigger group tool, is something I need, regards, Mike

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Evan
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Posted - April 18 2017 :  12:02:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since both Garand and Grandson start with "G" I think I discovered the perfect EMbloc loading tool!

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