After Detail Stripping the M1 Garand
Rifle's Feed System we will, (on rare occasions),
detail strip the Gas Cylinder as well. This segment
will show how to detail strip this part of the firearm.
Do not detail strip this assembly
very frequently as there is no pressing need to
do so this is because it can put wear on the splines
that hold the barrel and the Gas Cylinder together.
Loosening them could cause inaccuracy.
Detail stripping the
M1 Garand's gas Cylinder Assembly is a easy to do.
However, ALWAYS wear safety glasses when working
on any part of the rifle.
Most of the things
that need doing can be accomplished with a standard
GI Combo Tool. The Gas Cylinder is no exception
While reading this
section you may want to refer to the Nomenclature Pages if any of the part names don't
ring a bell.
The first step
in the Gas Cylinder disassembly process is to remove
the Gas Cylinder Lock Screw Valve.