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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Garand Parts?

As long time readers know, I have an C.A.I Garand I had purchased 11 years ago before. I purchased it back before I really knew anything about Garands.  If I know then what I know now, I would have purchased a different one.  That being said, I believe it is cheaper to fix this one rather than purchase a new one.  My Garand has "Short stroke" issues, relating to either the Gas port or the Operating rod and spring..  Where can I go to get replacement parts for it?  I have checked CMP and they are no help.   Where can I go and not get mauled.    Any ideas would be appreciated.


  1. Sorry I'm late on this.

    First, lube it. I use synthetic bearing grease, works as good as anything else out there. Clean out the gas port and tube as well.

    Second, Midwayusa and Brownells have new OPROD springs. Buy one. Take it to the range, and cut two coils off at a time until the short stroking is gone. It is what I have to do to mine.

  2. +1 for AM's comment. And do not overlube the oprod spring.


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