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The title rather says it all. I've ordered one of the CMP Special rebuilt m1 Garands. I've got a couple cases of PPU "Garand Safe" ball ammo, and some en bloc clips. I've also got an adjustable gas plug on hand.

I've been watching and reading up on the proper assembly/disassembly, and cleaning and lubing for the weapon. And I'm aware of the methods to avoid giving myself "Garand thumb."

So, SigForum, what else do I need to know, if you please?


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Don’t forget a good quality leather sling. I prefer the ones that are made by Turners. Also, all of Garand collector/shooter friends swear by Lubriplate grease for the action.
 
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Don’t forget a good quality leather sling. I prefer the ones that are made by Turners. Also, all of Garand collector/shooter friends swear by Lubriplate grease for the action.


And "sling" goes on the shopping list!

How does Lubriplate compate to Lucas gun grease?


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Lubriplate was state of the art in the 1930s, and is the white grease in the little yellow containers issued to GIs. Works as well then as now. Modern lubes with moly, and/or PTFE, are probably slightly better from a long term perspective. You will clean yours after every range session, and can re-grease as needed. So, it shouldn't matter.
 
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Just use a grease.

Lubriplate is great. I use White Lithium brand X from the auto parts store. Lucas Oils grease will also do the job.

Off the bat I'd say just put new springs in it. Then you know it's gtg.


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Originally posted by sw4566:
Don’t forget a good quality leather sling. I prefer the ones that are made by Turners. Also, all of Garand collector/shooter friends swear by Lubriplate grease for the action.


And "sling" goes on the shopping list!

How does Lubriplate compate to Lucas gun grease?



Lubriplate 130-A Mil-Spec grease was selected by the US Army as the choice lubricant for maintaining the M1 (and M14) rifle. Don't know if the Armed Forces ever tried any Lucas products on any thing.

However any good quality grease ought to work fine.


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Lubriplate made the original mil-spec grease for the M1 Garland (and the M1 Carbine?)....The stuff just works! Per CMP, "It is the correct lubrication for the M1 Garand and absolutely critical for its proper operation."

The mil-spec designation is MIL-g-46003, but the actual product is Lubriplate 130-A. Obviously there have been numerous advancements in firearm lubrication since WW II, but many 'purists' swear it! YMMV Wink


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Good gun grease - check. Smile


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Lubraplate is available from Brownells. A pint will last you several lifetimes.


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Any grease will work but you can find Lubriplate or other white lithium grease at just about any auto parts store.
 
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Remember, the original white Lubriplate was WWII issue and the collectors will pay good money for it. After a while it separated and needed to be stirred. Post war stuff is brown and I think it works better. Remember to grab a bunch of En-Blocs too. You will not need to use the adjustable gas plug with the PPU Garand stuff. Modern hunting ammo you will thought I be on the safe side.

I have a case (lasts forever)of the little jars of Lubriplate that fit in your trap door. Email your address and I will mail you some. I use it in my AR’s and it works great.
 
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Remember, the original white Lubriplate was WWII issue and the collectors will pay good money for it. After a while it separated and needed to be stirred. Post war stuff is brown and I think it works better. Remember to grab a bunch of En-Blocs too. You will not need to use the adjustable gas plug with the PPU Garand stuff. Modern hunting ammo you will thought I be on the safe side.

I have a case (lasts forever)of the little jars of Lubriplate that fit in your trap door. Email your address and I will mail you some. I use it in my AR’s and it works great.


You're too kind! Email inbound! Thank you!


-ShneaSIG


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With m2 ball or equivalent reloads you won’t need the gas plug. You need a set of 30/06 reloading dies ( I like small base dies) and appropriate powder and bullets. Most reloading manuals have garand specific load data
 
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I just received my CMP order - I didn't know what I wanted, but I got two great shooters, for sure. You've got great advice here, so I've got nothing to add other than have fun!!



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With m2 ball or equivalent reloads you won’t need the gas plug. You need a set of 30/06 reloading dies ( I like small base dies) and appropriate powder and bullets. Most reloading manuals have garand specific load data


Sounds like I need a reloading press, first.
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I just received my CMP order - I didn't know what I wanted, but I got two great shooters, for sure. You've got great advice here, so I've got nothing to add other than have fun!!


2? That's awesome! Thanks and glad you're enjoying!


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Don’t forget a good quality leather sling. I prefer the ones that are made by Turners. Also, all of Garand collector/shooter friends swear by Lubriplate grease for the action.
In warm climates I will only use Lubriplate white gear grease ( Marine Grade ). My brother was in the Marine Corp in 1957 and that was what they used at that time because of the salt. Iv'e used since 1972 and never have a problem with rust.
 
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Buy more clips !
 
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Buy more clips !


Do the en bloc clips wear out?


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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They can, with enough use. They can also get bent if they get dropped and stepped on, or rust if exposed to the elements.

But I wouldn't worry too much about wearing them out. As long as you have a small pile, you'll be fine, and you're unlikely to wear them out. You don't need to hoard hundreds/thousands of them.

The main benefit of having plenty of clips is that you can have all your ammo preloaded on clips before heading to the range.
 
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They can, with enough use. They can also get bent if they get dropped and stepped on, or rust if exposed to the elements.

But I wouldn't worry too much about wearing them out. As long as you have a small pile, you'll be fine, and you're unlikely to wear them out. You don't need to hoard hundreds/thousands of them.

The main benefit of having plenty of clips is that you can have all your ammo preloaded on clips before heading to the range.



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You need to hoard hundreds/thousands of them.


Gotcha, Rogue! Thanks! Gonna order a whole bunch more today.


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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