This is a discussion on M1 Garand tool and accessory help requested. within the Steel and Wood forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; I have a need for tools and parts for the M1 Garand. I want to get original USGI or top quality correct USA made reproductions ...
I have a need for tools and parts for the M1 Garand. I want to get original USGI or top quality correct USA made reproductions of tools and accessories. I recently purchased the M1 Carbine USGI tools (bolt, gas piston wrench and trigger spring), but can't seem to find the Garand USGI bolt tool (one that works on M14 as well), best commercial trigger group assembly tool, gas cylinder lock screw wrench and its cleaning tool. I have read that some of the new manufacture tools are not steel and want to be sure that I get the best tool, if USGI is not available or very expensive. I would also like to find out if anyone is selling spare parts kits (frequently worn out parts, springs, etc.) that are USGI with the best quality springs. I want to ensure that I purchase from a reputable retailer, as some may be selling foreign made parts. All help greatly appreciated.
The Garand bolt is really simple to dissasemble with nothing more than your fingers and a punch.
IMO this works better than a screwdriver or the combo tool for tightening the gas screw. A 1/4 inch drive ratchet and extension
Thanks for all the replies. I have e-mailed Bill Rica and looked at the recommended sites. None list the bolt tool. Orion and RA had some spare parts kits that may work. I also got a PM from another forum member with extractors. However, due to some physical issues, I need the bolt and trigger group tool. Assembly / dis-assembly with the other methods is frustrating. Any further ideas on these items is greatly appreciated.
hammonje, what e-bay seller did you get the combo tools from? I have read that allot of the e-bay items are Chinese production.
Thanks, my concern with Brownells is that it is the aluminum tool and I read not to get that one. Fulton does not say if their tool is aluminum (I will have to call). I saw one somewhere that is supposed to be a 100% copy of the USGI tool, but I can't remember who made it. The other tool is at Brownells and Midway, it seems to be similar to a USGI tool that I saw online, but I was unsure if either was quality or not.
The Brownells tool is listed as a Trigger Group Assembly Fixture, by Savanna tool.
I just wanted to be sure that I get the best tools, so I don't end up buying twice. Thanks again for the help.
Brownells has a trigger group fixture which also works on M1s. It is part number 784-100-014. The bolt tool body is aluminum but the hand piece that provides leverage and the end piece which depresses the ejector/ spring are steel. The aluminum body merely keeps the bolt in alignment. In any case you won't be taking them apart very often. The M10 tool and a 30-06 case are far more useful in the field anyway. As mentioned above, directions are here on the forum.
Badger Ordnance sells some Garand and M14 tooling, by the way. I don't need all my tools - just like having them! Much easier when I do want to do the work myself. Many of us like being self sufficent in our weapons maintenance tasks. CC