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Old July 18th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Can someone give me the contact info on the gentlemen that refurbishes M1 Op Rod tabs. I was wondering why my op rod was so loose and sloppy. I measured the dimensions and came up with Width = .292
Height = .313
Thick = .087

Minimums should be W=.32
H= .317
T = .095

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Old July 18th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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Contact a forum member cepilot he did one of mine and it is outstanding and the price was very reasonable.

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Old July 19th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I contacted Mike at Columbus Machine. $32.00 to rebuild the tab, 15 to re bend the rod if needed. Op rod is on the way.

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:40 PM   #7
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Does he repark the Op Rod after the repair?

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #8
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I never thought to ask him that question, but at that price, I wouldn't think that he re-parks it. It might be that he puts some kind of heat sink compound on the op rod handle to prevent over heating when he re builds the tab.

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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I guess what I meant was if he offered parkerizing service. It will need reparked after rebuilding the tab

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:56 PM   #10
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So the repair of the tab will require re-park? How is a tab re-built? adding some weld to the existing tab and then grind? I know its not that simple but for simplicity sake. Wont the new tab require hardening? I guess that would screw up the park if hardening is required.

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So the repair of the tab will require re-park? How is a tab re-built? adding some weld to the existing tab and then grind? I know its not that simple but for simplicity sake. Wont the new tab require hardening? I guess that would screw up the park if hardening is required.
Rehardening if done before parkerization, won't affect the parkerization other than you might get a slightly different color tone similar to the "two tone" M1 Garand receiver heels that were dipped in lead for the annealing process.

When I saved a bunch of upper and lower buttplate screws by recutting the screwdriver slots and casehardening the heads, you couldn't see any difference in color between the heads and the rest of the screw - after I bead blasted and parkerized the entire screw.

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Gus, that sounds like a lot of work to save a butt stock screw.
I can understand though, parts not in the supply system or no budget left, or the needed it yesterday.

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Old October 1st, 2010, 10:57 AM   #14
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Just got three Op Rods back that I had reworked. They will need reparked when the tab is rebulit

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When I got my op rod back it also need to be touched up with park. I have a 4oz bottle of Caswells blackening gel and a bottle of their sealer. Using a Q-tip I dabbed a little gel on the bare metal, left it on for 3 min then rinsed it off with distilled water, let dry then using a clean Q-tip, applied the sealer. You would have to look hard to tell the difference.

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