Detail stripping the M1 Garand's
Clip Latch Assembly is easy. As always the first
step is always to wear a pair of safety glasses.
Most of the things that need doing
can be accomplished with a standard GI Combo Tool.
These useful tools at
gunshows for as little as 10 bucks and as high as
25. The Clip Latch Assembly comes apart easily by
using one of these tools.
Before we can remove
the Clip Latch Assembly we have already removed
the bolt and the rest of the feeding and firing
Start by removing the
long Clip Latch Pin. This is easily done by using
the combo tool to begin pressing the pin outward
from the buttstock end.
When the Clip Latch
Pin is about 1/8 or 1/4 inch out I hook it with
your fingernail and pull it out the rest of the
Then move on to
removing the clip latch...