Reassembling the M1 Garand's Action and Feed
Assembly is a straight forward process. ALWAYS wear
safety glasses when working on any part of the rifle
as springs do have a tendency to ruin eyesight.
Most of the things that need doing
can be accomplished with a single GI M1 Combo Tool.
While reading this
section you may want to refer to the Nomenclature Pages if any of the part names don't
ring a bell.
The first step of re-assembly is
to lay out all the parts that you will need. In
the photograph below you can see all of the parts
with the exception of the receiver and the bolt.
Once all of the parts
are laid out we begin to put the rifle back together.
This process starts
with a fair amount of lubrication...