With my Springfield Loaded M1A, I understand that cleaning should only encompass Does disassembly include removing the trigger pack?.

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It looks like I need to seperate the barrel from the stock in order to have access in removing the front sling swivel. Thanks for your excellent look at the m1a; it almost makes me want to buy the additional tools I really need to take it apart and keep it clean. I did this every time I take it out because it was my baby. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

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All other cleaning can be done by just locking the bolt back. I then wipe the whole thing down with gun oil and reassemble. You should not have to disassemble the rifle in order to install a Harris bipod. Lastly I reassemble and wipe the whole thing down with a silicon rag. Just in case you need it. I’m sorry you had to sell yours, and I hope you end up with one again soon.


disasembly I’ve noticed this more on the garand than the M1A, but the same principle still applies. I have a M1A super match, and want o install a harris bipod. This site uses cookies. One of the sadlak aircraft size drill bits works great for the piston. Once done, pull the bolt to the rear, aim in a safe direction, and disassemmbly fire. There really isn’t all that much to clean under the receiver either.

Cleaning the M1A, and when to Disassemble : M1Rifles

Thanks for help and information. How often do you take apart your M1A’s?

Same thing everyone else said. The M1A Garand too needs to “settle” back into the stock after you take it out. If you have a wooden stock, consider getting some bowling alley wax and polishing it before reassembly.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. The piston and chamber are fine to do religiously. Fulton-Armory – Handcrafted U. Grab the bolt, slide it forward, and angle it down so it comes out.


In my experience it usually takes around shots to get the rifle fully settled in its stock and for accuracy to be consistent again. Clear the weapon by: Want to add to the discussion? When sliding the assembly rod back on, put it back in place, press in on the back, and turn it to its original position.

Remove the barreled receiver from the stock.

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Repeat these steps in reverse order to reassemble it. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your Facebook account.