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Ordered....thanks for the heads up.
Any secret sauce for finishing a never before finished stock? I did buy a kit from Garand gear
Great write up....thanks.
Just waiting for the tool to come in from CMP
One word of caution on sanding--don't sand the lockup areas--the bearing areas where the trigger group and the receiver heel sit, with one exception--you CAN (and probably should) relieve the top of the stock, but ONLY from the inletting for the receiver legs back to two inches in front of the receiver heel.
See Orlando's posts in this thread:
I got a nice HRA that come with a CMP birch stock. I want to change to a new walnut stock I purchased a while back. I was able to replace the front and rear hand-guard wood. But I need pro help to fit the stock and receiver and trigger. Is there any good Garandsmith you would recommend? The...www.northeastshooters.com
Relieving a tiny bit of wood in the area shown in post #29 (Pic by Orlando) yields REAL good results--even with older (compressed) GI wood. You're talking about a thin sliver of daylight. Think a fresh sheet of 100 grit wrapped around a square hardwood ballaster and just sand that area evenly until the stain is gone.
Google "Garand tilt test" and remove any wood the op rod is rubbing against.
Personally I've never needed to lower the stock ferrule. I'd say hold off on that and see how she shoots.
Lastly, Gus Fisher is the original go-to guy for advice on match-fitting a stock for the M1 Garand.
Folks, we have been getting a lot of questions on commercial stock sets for the M1 Garand, so I believe it is time to begin a thread on them. So we can stop some confusion right off the bat, Boyd's makes the basic blank sets for their own sets and for Dupage who makes the CMP stock sets and...m14forum.com