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    The GI Garand tools are not needed. Just get a good aluminum cleaning rod and a toothbrush for the bolt face. Enjoy the M1 when you get it.

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    Two little gadgets I use when cleaning mine:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XJ4NCVZ
    https://www.amazon.com/Garand-Receiv.../dp/B01BFW1XCU

    The rod guide is important because you have to clean from the muzzle end, so protecting the muzzle is important.
    For quick cleaning I use a bore snake, but occasionally the cleaning rod from the muzzle is needed.
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    Congrats, enjoy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KestrelBike View Post
    Thanks, and Ah ok, cool. It's the same as www.ammogarand.com it looks like, just their Ebay front. I'll order direct from the website, I think. Going to get one of the 6-clip bandoleers & a set of 10 clips.

    eta: Are there any "must have" tools I should get? Gas block wrenches, or such?


    I have a number of bandoleers and it isn't exactly quick and easy to pull a loaded clip from them because of the retention flap. Much more useful is a ten-pocket Garand belt like these. A quick un-snap and pull does it. Very handy.


    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1085570

    https://www.amazon.com/Garand-Spring.../dp/B00NY9Z5R2

    So far, so good....

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    Thanks all.

    Bleh. USPS tracking of my order forms packet:

    March 16, 2019, 9:53 am
    Delivery Attempted - No Access to Delivery Location
    ANNISTON, AL 36207
    We attempted to deliver your package at 9:53 am on March 16, 2019 in ANNISTON, AL 36207 but could not access the delivery location. We will redeliver on the next business day.

    What the hell >: \ CMP South is supposed to be open 8:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday (today, Mar 16). I'm in the same time-zone. CMP isn't open again until Thursday... who knows if they accept mail Mon - Wed, that'd be pretty annoying if the priority mail envelope gets returned to me by the USPS for failure of delivery.

    ETA: Yessss delivery accepted yesterday (monday) at noon'ish. Come to me, sweet M-1.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 10x View Post
    The GI Garand tools are not needed. Just get a good aluminum cleaning rod and a toothbrush for the bolt face. Enjoy the M1 when you get it.
    Sounds good!

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverGP View Post
    Two little gadgets I use when cleaning mine:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XJ4NCVZ
    https://www.amazon.com/Garand-Receiv.../dp/B01BFW1XCU


    The rod guide is important because you have to clean from the muzzle end, so protecting the muzzle is important.
    For quick cleaning I use a bore snake, but occasionally the cleaning rod from the muzzle is needed.
    Definitely picking these up, links are much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer View Post
    I have a number of bandoleers and it isn't exactly quick and easy to pull a loaded clip from them because of the retention flap. Much more useful is a ten-pocket Garand belt like these. A quick un-snap and pull does it. Very handy.




    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1085570


    https://www.amazon.com/Garand-Spring.../dp/B00NY9Z5R2
    Ah good information. I'm going to try out the cloth bandoleer- understood about the retention issues, but I'm used to that. I'll keep that other belt in mind, though. Thanks!
    Last edited by KestrelBike; Today at 03:46.

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