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Posted: 8/13/2005 3:15:37 PM EDT
I work with the "armourer" or our local VFW.
So I ordered some HS, TE, and firing pin proutrusion gauges.
As a goof I strpped my M-1's bolt and threw in the field guage.
The bolt swallowed it!
Is this Bad? I mean really bad?
It shoots ok, Its a IHC 54, the barrell says "NM 54".
It shoots good, but i think it could be better.

Chime in now
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:35:10 PM EDT
Did you remover the recoil spring and the follower rod?? or did you just insert the gauge and the srtipped bolt and let the action slam shut? if not.. then having the bolt close on a field gauge is not too good... but if the rifle is just fot firing blanks.. headspace doesn't matter at all....
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:23:55 PM EDT
Yes, i took out the whole top end. There was no, Repeat, No spring pressure.
The rifle i was talking about BTW is the one i use for High Power matches. Its not the blank firing ones we use for parades/funerals.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:18:09 PM EDT
well then.. if it your match rifle... then, yes I'd be concerned!!!!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:28:02 PM EDT
Garand bolts vary somewhat as to length depending on the dash number.

The guys over at CSP can tell you which tend to be longer than average.

I would look to this to correct HS before pulling the barrel off.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:46:11 AM EDT
(digging the wax outta my ears)

Please enlighten an uniformed soul.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:41:17 PM EDT
csp is culver's shooting page. It's THE place to go for garand information. To find the site, just type in jouster in any search engine and it will come up.

I would not fire one more round out of that rifle until the headspace is corrected. Which gages were you using?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:52:21 PM EDT
You said you were a high power shooter, thought you knew. My bad.

Click for CSP and all you ever wanted to know about M1s but were aftaid to ask
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