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M1 Garand Trigger Group

Part name: Trigger Group

Part Function: The purpose of the Trigger Group is to transfer the pressure delivered to the trigger into a series of mechanical actions that result in the forward movement of the hammer to discharge the weapon. The Trigger Group consists of various pins, the trigger itself, the trigger housing, the trigger guard, the hammer, the hammer spring, the hammer spring plunger, the sear, the clip ejector spring, and the safety.

Trigger group - hammer in the cocked position.

Trigger group hammer in the 'up' or fired position.

Special Notes: Rotating the trigger guard will cock the hammer when the trigger group is assembled correctly. Correct lubrication of this assembly is important.

Other items of interest in this photograph: Dress Medals These small medals were worn as a group by a veteran of the Army on his dress uniform. The medals represented here are: Japan Occupation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the UN Medal For Korean Service.

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Trigger Group shown in final assembly.

This page was last updated on: March 14, 2002


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