Before loading and firing this rifle 3
About your owners manual 3
Gun safety is no accident 3
Used guns 3
Store guns safely in the home 3
Use of the M1 Garand 5
Rules for safe shooting 11
When you pull the trigger and nothing happens 16
Note to left handed shooters 18
Operation of the safety 18
Loading and unloading 20
Firing the rifle 25
Cleaning the Gas system 26
Cleaning the bore and chamber 26
Muzzle protector 29
Rear sight protector 29
Match sight fine adjustment 30
The three main groups 31
Disassembly of barrel and receiver group 33
Removing the bolt 36
Assembly of barrel and receiver group 36
Replacing the bolt 36
Replacing the operating rod 37
Assembly of the three main groups 37
Reference materials 38
M1 Garand Standard Model Exploded View 39
Before loading and firing this rifle read and understand the information in this manual.
This is an auto-loading rifle. It is immediately loaded and ready to fire again after each shot until all shells loaded in the clip have been fired. The rifle is able to fire both with and without the clip in place. The rifle is not unloaded until the chamber is empty.
This is an instruction booklet on how to operate this firearm with some basic safe handling rules. It does not attempt to provide information about using a gun to defend yourself, how to hunt, or for competitive or target shooting. It is important to get instruction from a competent instructor prior to engaging in any of these activities. The National Rifle Association, your local or state authorities or your gun dealer may provide information regarding available instructors or training courses. Using a gun for self defense is a complex subject with dangers and risks for which you must be properly trained. Know and understand the laws regarding self defense.
Every safety rule has a reason behind it - read the rules carefully and understand why the rule is important for safety. It is recommended that every person receive instructions from a competent firearms instructor before handling this or any other firearm.
Know and obey all gun laws. Do not give a gun to someone who is not allowed to own a gun or who may use it for a criminal purpose.
If you purchased this firearm as a used gun have it inspected and tested by a competent gunsmith before you use it. Guns are sometimes altered and may require repair before they can be used safely.
Store guns unloaded, locked and in a secure place. Obey gun storage laws. Store guns and ammunition separately. Because your children may be in other homes where guns are stored, you should show them what to do if they see or find a gun by showing them the Eddie Eagle video available from the NRA by calling (703) 267-1000.
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