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Posted: 1/5/2010 11:21:57 AM
Ok, so last time I took my Garand out to the range, it started ejecting the clips after 3 or 4 rounds. Not sure why it's doing this. I'm not really sure where to start with this. Possibly a worn clip latch? Any help would be awesome!
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Posted: 1/5/2010 12:44:25 PM
In on this.
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Posted: 1/5/2010 1:05:21 PM
Take a look first at the clip latch spring. A new one measures 5/8" long.
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Posted: 1/5/2010 1:32:02 PM
replace the bullet guide
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Posted: 1/5/2010 2:11:19 PM
This turns up fairly often on the M1 rifle. These rifles are aging and usually well used and things need replacement.

A fast test to determine the cause is to stretch the clip latch spring and test fire. If this corrects the problem, immediately replace the spring, since stretching it ruins the spring and it quickly fails.
Buy a new clip latch spring from Fulton Armory or Orion 7.

If this fails to correct the problem, replace the clip latch itself and possibly the bullet guide.

Most common cause: Weak clip latch spring.
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Posted: 1/5/2010 2:20:10 PM
If the clip pops out randomly, the clip latch sping may be the cause. If the clip pops early after the same rounds fired every time, the timing is off and you need a new bullet guide.
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Posted: 1/5/2010 3:03:34 PM
Originally Posted By bigbore:
If the clip pops out randomly, the clip latch sping may be the cause. If the clip pops early after the same rounds fired every time, the timing is off and you need a new bullet guide.


Hmmm, well I haven't shot it in a long while. I'm in Iraq right now and wanted to know what I could do to fix it. I'm pretty sure it was after the 4th round that it would eject the clip. So I'm guessing I should probably replace the bullet guide then. I love shooting that thing, want to get it fixed as soon as I get back so I can go shoot it with the family. Thanks for the help.
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Posted: 1/5/2010 5:50:58 PM
If you can find somebody with a timing block this will help check the timing.




http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=12571/Product/M_1_GARAND_BOLT_TIMING_BLOCK




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Posted: 1/5/2010 5:54:19 PM
Scroll down to fig20 and it talks about the timing

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/garand762proj/index.asp
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Posted: 1/5/2010 6:13:19 PM
A clip latch spring costs about $5

give that a try, before going nuts on timing, this is a common problem with CMP garands.

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Posted: 1/7/2010 11:32:41 PM
You might want to keep this............

http://www.cromwell-intl.com/garand/garand-troubleshooting.html

Look up the section on "Premature Cartridge Clip Ejection."

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Posted: 1/8/2010 8:45:37 AM
Need more ammo.
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Posted: 1/9/2010 8:14:20 AM
I had this exact same problem my CMP M1 except my clip tried to eject after 5 rounds. I bought a new heavy duty clip latch spring from Fulton Armory and never have not had problem since.
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Posted: 1/9/2010 9:13:48 PM
my Garand did the same thing. When I got the new spring , it was twice as long as the collaspsed one. Never had a lick of trouble after I installed the new one