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Old August 28, 2000, 12:07 PM   #1
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I have decided to replace the beat up non-original stock on my faithful M1 Garand. I have a nice new walnut stock but it came without the metal parts. Though I've shot M1s for many years, I have never removed and perlaced the metal parts on the stock except the butt plate. My manual does not cover this. Can anyone tell ne how to proceed carefully? I don't want to mar any pf these parts.
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Old August 28, 2000, 03:01 PM   #2
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Hard Ball, The rear handguard clip is a hard thing to replace without a little experience or the proper tool. If you don't know what you're doing plan on replacing the handguard. You might want to find a smith that will do this for you. The rest of the metal is a cake walk.
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Old August 28, 2000, 03:55 PM   #3
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You may wish to check 'Culver Shooting Pages over at www.jouster.com. Good knowledgeable people. M1/M14 section is what you want there.

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Old August 28, 2000, 09:04 PM   #4
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Everything but the handguard band is no sweat, that one is a bear without the proper tool. The tool looks like a giant C-clip tool, don't attack the handguard without it.
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Old August 30, 2000, 08:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
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Old January 28, 2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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Would anyone happen to know where I can get the tool to remove the rear handguard?
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Old January 28, 2009, 12:52 AM   #7
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side of page for dissassemby

http://www.surplusrifle.com/garand/index.asp
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Old January 28, 2009, 02:16 AM   #8
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Here's a link to Midway -- they carry a couple of handguard clip tools

Midway - Garand handguard clip tools
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