Reassembling the M1 Garand's sights, particularly
the Rear Sight, can be a little tricky. This set
of pages will convey to you how to performing this
Most of the things that need doing
can be accomplished with a single GI M1 Combo Tool.
The sights however are a bit different. When working
with them I also use a small flat-bladed screwdriver
and a 3/16 Allen Wrench.
While reading this
section you may want to refer to the Nomenclature Pages if any of the part names
don't ring a bell.
We will start by showing
how to reassemble the Front Sight and then on subsequent
pages how to reassemble the Rear Sight. As always
wear safety glasses when working on the rifle.
The first step of re-assembly is
to lay out all of the parts that you will need.
In the case of the Front Sight this includes the
following four parts; the Gas Cylinder, The Front
Sight Screw, and the Front Sight. Also round up
a 3/16 inch Allen Wrench.
When all of the
parts and tools are laid out begin to reassemble
the front sight.