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M1 Garand Rear Handguard

Part name: Rear Handguard

Part Function: The Rear Handguard protects the shooter of an M1 rifle from being burned by a hot barrel and from coming into contact with the moving Operating Rod.

Special Notes: The Rear Handguard is easy to crack if you attempt to remove it incorrectly. It is the thinnest piece of wood on the M1 Garand Rifle.

Other items of interest in this photograph: none.

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Rear handguard shown in final assembly.

This page was last updated on: March 14, 2002


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