Disassembly Of Barrel And Receiver Group

A WARNING

Warning: Removing the operating rod spring is a dangerous procedure. If not properly held, the spring will eject the follower rod and could injure you or a bystander. Wear eye protection at all times.

1. Place the barrel and receiver group on a flat surface, sights down, muzzle to the left, bolt closed. Grasp the follower rod and pull it towards the muzzle, disengaging it from the follower arm. Lift up slightly, slowly releasing the spring pressure, and remove the operating rod spring and follower rod from the rifle. (See Figure 33-1).

2. Remove the follower arm pin. (See Figure 33-2).

Disassy Catch Bolt Action Rifle

3. Lift the operating rod catch assembly, bullet guide, and follower arm away from the receiver. (See Figure 34-1).

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE ACCELERATOR AND PIN FROM THE OPERATING ROD CATCH ASSEMBLY.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE ACCELERATOR AND PIN FROM THE OPERATING ROD CATCH ASSEMBLY.

Garand Rod Catch
Fig. 34-1

4. Lift the follower assembly out of the receiver. (See Figure 35-1).

5. Pull the operating rod to the rear until it is aligned with the rear of the disassembly notch. Using an upward and outward movement disengage the operating rod from the receiver. (See Figure 35-2). Remove the operating rod by pulling to the rear and then downward. M1 GARAND OPERATING RODS ARE BENT BY DESIGN, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR ALTER YOUR OPERATING ROD.

Garand Disassembly
Fig. 35-1

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Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.

Ar18 Operating Rod And Bolt Ar18 Operating Rod And Bolt

BOLT EXPLODED VIEW

The bolt should NOT be disassembled. It does NOT require internal cleaning. To disassemble the bolt requires a special re-assembly tool. Any problems with the bolt should be dealt with directly by a professional Springfield technician.

REMOVING THE BOLT

Grasp the right lug and, while sliding it forward, lift it upward and outward to the right front with a slight counterclockwise rotating motion (See Figure 36-1).

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