April 12th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Issue with Installing M1D Garand Sniper Criterion Barrel w/block
I was just notified by my gunsmith that the M1D Criterion barrel and block purchased from Numrich had less than 7 degree draw on my USGI M1 Garand receiver. Apparently, the block machining will not achieve a 15 degree draw. My gunsmith stated that he tried the barrel on another USGI receiver and still had the same issue. His work around was to apply a compound (strong bonding adhesive) to assist in securing the barrel to receiver. He also, stated swaging the barrel could not be achieved due to the block's position. Machining and emplacing a spacer would not be cost effective.
It looks like the barrel will be secure for now but a hard day on the range will yield the real result. If any one else has had this issue please post your comments here.