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9. Bolt Binding
« on: October 20, 2012, 01:07:36 AM »
 With the Follower rod and Operating Rod removed from the rifle, operate the bolt back and forth several times by hand and note where it is binding. The rear lug on the bolt dragging on the receiver and burred locking lugs are the two most common causes of a binding bolt. Remove the bolt from the receiver. Using a fine flat file or fine-grained sharpening stone remove just enough metal so that when the rifle is tipped up and down, the operating rod and bolt will move from closed to open position and back by their own weight. If you don't have the experience or the proper tools to do this correctly, have your local gunsmith perform this task. This is a very uncommon failure to see with surplus M1 Garands today.


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