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Old 02-10-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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just opened the box!!!!!!

well almost 30 days later i have my S.A. greek rack grade seating in my hands!!!! her serial number is 261xxx (1941) s.a. barrel is dated 12/52 and the bolt is a winny w.r.a. and a c.o.a. in my name from CMP!! shes dirty,a little bit rattley but i am happy as you know what!!! going to take her apart now and clean the stock with some murphy's wood soap for now. from what i can see the butt plate is done (cheap) and the gas ass. is lose? not sure if thats right or not guys, let me know! be back on later got some thing else to do right now!
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
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the trigger ass. is HRA then N with a froged trigger guard. which should it be froged or a machined one for a 1941??
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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30 days for a greek racker? mine took 10 days, but that was a long time ago. what was the hold-up?
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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I've read a couple comments recently on various boards about a backlog at CMP. Usually the Christmas ordering rush is cleared up by now. I don't know of much else going on.

I could understand CMP being swamped with orders if John Kerry had just been sworn in.
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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not sure about the wait, but it was worth it! i sent my payment in on 11 jan, but my e-store account said 28 jan??
so far the op rod is sa too. and i think i see a sa on the what looks like walnut stock?
the gas cylinder ass. is a little lose and i can't seem to losen the locking nut. any ideas?
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:31 PM   #6
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Use a big screwdriver to remove the gas nut, then use the handle to tap the gas lock counter clockwise. You will see 3 grooves in the barrel when you take off the gas block,. By using a 12oz ball peen hammer, you can lightly tape the top of the gooves, more in the back, less in front, and it will tighten up that gas assembly when you put it back on.
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Good Luck, I got my CMP Garand a couple of weeks ago so I know how you feel. I washed and dried my stock and then rubbed it out (lightly ) with fine steel wool. There was still a tough layer of linseed oil that took a nice shine when I applied some wax.

Hey we have two things that I know of in common , we like Garands and Corvettes......
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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A 1941 M1 should definitely have a machined trigger guard. Just think, your rifle was probably in at least one or more major battles of WWII and Korea. Makes you wish you could see what it once saw.
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:36 PM   #9
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Every little dent and ding tells a story. Man, I wish mine could talk for the stories it would tell.
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Old 02-11-2005, 04:17 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by corvetteed
the gas cylinder ass. is a little lose and i can't seem to losen the locking nut. any ideas?
You really want to use a gas cylinder wrench to hold the lock nut while you loosen the gas cylinder lock plug. This helps to prevent defoming the splines as you loosen the plug.

The gas cylinder wrench is not used to tighten the lock nut.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:07 AM   #11
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so far so good, i i know its not a collector grade but the stock with some cleaning and a little scotch brite pads and sand paper is coming out pretty good too, i see 2 circled p under the hand guard, and the numbers 1833 on one side of the stock, and i think 5A on the other side. the barrel is a SA 12/52, the op rod is a SA, the bolt is WRA, the trigger ass. is HRA, with stamped triger guard. which for a 1941 i need a milled one right? so maybe i'll start looking for a SA milled one to buy or trade? should i leave the WRA bolt or look for a SA their too?? going to try and get the gas cylinder off today?? don't want to hurt any thing!!
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:32 AM   #12
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1941s are expensive to restore. the sights alone will kill you. you should decide now how "correct" you want it to be.
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:07 AM   #13
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I'm glad you finally received the rifle Corvetteed! It's hard to stop looking at it to shoot it, but try.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:15 PM   #14
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I sent you a PM message!
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:29 PM   #15
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HOLY CRAP!!! He's infected with Garanditis! Well the only thing to do now is to buy large quanitys of M-2 ball ammo and save up your money to buy ...............MORE GARANDS!

Sounds like you have got a nice rifle. Good shooting.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:05 PM   #16
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yeah i am hooked alright!! i see the atraction!!! after i got the stock and the rifle itself all cleaned up and put back together i made room for her to the left of the AR, yeah somethin old and somethin new. other then the stock metal being pretty beat, which is fine with me, the stock looks really good after the murphy's oil soap and sctotch brite pad cleaning. theres a few big digs in the wood left for history, but after some fresh oiling down the walnuts going to sing again.
so any body with a HRA garand looking for a all HRA parts trigger ass. their willing to trade for a all SA trigger ass.
not sure is it east to switich out bolts?? mine has a WRA one, and yeah think winny's are worth more but i am thinking a SA would look better seating in there! and thats all of a change she needs??
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:38 PM   #17
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Dude, WE NEED PICS!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:40 PM   #18
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I can help you out with the correct trigger and bolt. In addition,
I will throw in new stock hardware. Just drop me an email. I sent you a PM.
[email protected]
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:33 AM   #19
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thanks for all the help. and i'll try and get pictures posted as soon as i put some oil back on the stock??
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:34 AM   #20
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thanks for all the help. and i'll try and get pictures posted as soon as i put some oil back on the stock?? oh two guys check your PM!
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