Few things in life are easier than
field stripping an M1 Garand Rifle. Just as people
were impressed many years ago with how easy it is
to tear down a Model 1911 Colt pistol, they are
smitten with the elegant simplicity of the M1 Garand.
Check to make
sure the rifle is unloaded! Note
the W.W.II era blood drive poster. You don't need
a transfusion from doing something stupid.
thing to do when preparing any work on any firearm,
and indeed any time you so much as pick up a firearm
is to 'clear' it. This simply means checking
it fully and completely to make sure that it is
not loaded and that no rounds, or shell casings
remain in the magazine or chamber.
Even after clearing
the weapon still make damn sure that the muzzle
is always pointed in a safe direction. Never handle
weapons when exhausted or under the influence of
anything stronger than Pepsi-Cola.
If you ever run across
any firearm that you are not 100 percent sure exactly
how to check it to make sure it is unloaded, DON'T
touch it. Get help from someone who knows what they
weapon is totally safe start field stripping by
removing the trigger group...
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