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Monday, April 2, 2012

Puzzle back together!

So I am waiting on some magic stuff for the wood on Charline, but in the interim, I cleaned, oiled, and greased. NFO won the Interwebs for the link on what to lube, CMP wins it on how to take apart and put back together

I am back in field strip condition!

Trigger group:















Upper:

















Finally this:



















Mr. Garand was a freaking genius BTW.




Don't worry, I'm not going all Private Pyle on y'all! 

"It's been swabbed.... and wiped. Everything is clean. Beautiful. So that it slides perfectly. Nice. Everything cleaned. Oiled. So that your action is beautiful. Smooth, Charlene."

I don't think I will waste the D.I. and then suck start a M-14! 



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17 comments:

  1. And no recruit ever did either. Ever. Except in the movie. Kubrick overrode the objections of a number of people, including Lee Ermy, to have that scene in the film.

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    1. Wow, I did not know that! I would have assumed that a D.I. would have something at 0'dark thirty if things were amiss.

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  2. I guess you haven't received your M-1 thumb yet.:)

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    1. I will strive for it during live fire!

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  3. We use to get them in military school during inspection, but mark my words, however you receive one, it will be the one and only you ever get!:)

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    1. "Their are many like it...." True that!

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  4. Oh, the thumb isn't a matter of IF. That's great, Keads. I'm really darn happy for you.

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    1. Ah, but when! Got it! I am really happy to have this here! Can't wait to shoot it! Thanks!

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  5. I got my M1-Thumb when I was showing a friend how to take apart his newly acquired CMP Garand, and while demonstrating the removal of the trigger group and the separation of the upper from the lower, he said, "Here let me..." and grabbed the action, and my hand was in the chamber-area when it jolted free... So it was a M1 thumb AND finger.

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    1. Ouch! At least you did not have yourself to blame!

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  6. Looks great! Can't wait to hear how much you like shooting it.

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  7. Niiiiice! Have fun with her!

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  8. What are you going to use on the wood stock...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. Dann- I'm thinking LinSpeed, it is boiled Linseed Oil after all with some solvent thrown in. I'm not going for a shiny finish, I am just going back to a satin.

      The Linspeed arrived today with a hand written note from the owner of the company asking for feedback on new packaging. That scores points with me right there.

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