View Full Version : Hiw Do You remove/Replace the Metal Prts on an M! Garand Stock?

Hard Ball
August 28, 2000, 12:07 PM
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.

August 28, 2000, 03:01 PM
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.

Robert Foote
August 28, 2000, 03:55 PM
You may wish to check 'Culver Shooting Pages over at www.jouster.com. (http://www.jouster.com.) Good knowledgeable people. M1/M14 section is what you want there.


August 28, 2000, 09:04 PM
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. :)

Hard Ball
August 30, 2000, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.

January 28, 2009, 12:03 AM
Would anyone happen to know where I can get the tool to remove the rear handguard?

January 28, 2009, 12:52 AM
side of page for dissassemby


January 28, 2009, 02:16 AM
Here's a link to Midway -- they carry a couple of handguard clip tools

Midway - Garand handguard clip tools (http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#garand%20handguard%20clip____-_)