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orsogato
October 9, 1999, 10:01 PM
Hi All,

How do gas cylinders on a garand "go bad" I have a rifle (in .308) that "short strokes" with one gas cylinder but functions properly with another. The cylinders look identical. How is is that this piece of metal "goes bad".

Thanks for input.



[This message has been edited by orsogato (edited October 12, 1999).]

4V50 Gary
October 10, 1999, 12:50 AM
Gas cylinders do get worn - on the inside where it counts. They can go out of round, deformed (such that it drags & binds the gas piston), misaligned, etc. They can't be judged by appearance and should be measured with a micrometer. Even if the non-functional gas cylinder was perfect (mil-spec), it may not fit that particular gas piston.

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