Detail stripping the M1 Garand's
Sights can be a little tricky, particularly the
rear sight. It is very rare that you will need to
take the rear sight apart. Getting the rear sight
back together is also a little tricky.
In this section we will first cover
the front sight and then we will cover the rear
sight in explaining the disassembly procedures that
Most procedures we
do when stripping an M1 Garand can be accomplished
with a standard GI Combo Tool. However, when working
on the sights, we also use a small flat bladed screwdriver
and a 3/16 inch Allen wrench (aka: hex-key).
If you find yourself
not knowing a part name we refer to in this section,
please check the nomenclature pages for a photograph, description,
and more information.
We will start by
disassembling the front sight.