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Common tools to maintain and disassemble the M14/M1A

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Old March 14th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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Thank you sir excellent info. Great help

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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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That helps...I want to make a dedicated tool box for M1a like I have for AR "stuff"
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #18
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I picked up one at Sears the other day that was a 6 point combination wrench in 3/8".
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Those BAD-T1 are nowhere to be found nowadays :(

Is #5 A 3/8” boxed end wrench the same size as the gas plug wrench on the GI tool?

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ETA The drill bit sizes are:

Gas Plug size O - .316 diameter

Piston size P - .323 diameter

Piston #15 - .180 diameter

These are straight from my Sadlak packages.


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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #19
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Tony, I ordered one of those Sinclair Flexible Chamber Swab Tools you mentioned. Got it in the mail yesterday. It seems really nice and sturdy.

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Tony, I ordered one of those Sinclair Flexible Chamber Swab Tools you mentioned. Got it in the mail yesterday. It seems really nice and sturdy.
Great! Let me know how you like it.

Tony.

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Old March 18th, 2013, 12:18 PM   #21
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Tony,
I am new to the M1A. As a newbie, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help, advice, and instruction. I appreciate the time and trouble you've taken to put this information together...thank you.

This needs to be a sticky!

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Old March 18th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #22
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My verdict on the Sinclair tool is: Thumbs up. It turns very nicely. I found the handle easy to manipulate. With my m1buddy in place it will make chamber cleaning a breeze.

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Old March 18th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #23
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Tony, What size brushes and mops for the chamber would you suggest for the M1A? I have ones sized for the bore.


I was looking at ordering some more and am feeling confused as to sizes. I was looking at Brownells and Midway.

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Old March 18th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #24
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45 ACP brush and mop works good for the chamber. I think the one I have was a 50cal brush from my time in the military but the 45 should work fine.

The case head of the 308, 30-06 and 45 ACP are the same so 45 is a good place to start.

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excellent post, thank you.

i also have a wheeler torque wrench with bits and sockets for scope rings.

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So what's the verdict on the "best" castle nut pliers to get ?
I am ready to purchase some tools and want to get it right the first time.

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Old March 23rd, 2013, 02:20 PM   #27
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So what's the verdict on the "best" castle nut pliers to get ?
I am ready to purchase some tools and want to get it right the first time.
Found and ordered these:

http://shopping.mastergunparts.com/c...&product_id=59

They are made in the USA and hopefully stand up quality.

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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #28
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Great List!

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If it can't be fixed with channel locks and duct tape...it ain't worth fixin'!!!!


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Old March 25th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #30
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Great info for a FNG like me. Thank you for sharing.

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