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    The Gas Trap Garand on Forgotten Weapons

    I never really knew how the Gas Trap Garands worked until I saw this explained very well on one of my favorite Youtube Channels "Forgotten Weapons".
    I'm sure some of you guys have probably seen this video already or know how one works.
    I thought it was pretty interesting as I have never actually seen one physically.

    Gas Trap M1 Garand - YouTube



    #2
    Gun J├ęsus is usually fairly thorough and covers some pretty neat stuff too.

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      #3
      You would think they would show the internal parts and the keystone and comp springs which are key parts to the early rifles ? Click image for larger version

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        #4
        What other parts are different on the Gas Traps other than these?
        barrel with slit (no hole)
        gas cylinder
        gc lock
        op rod length
        spring length
        front sight

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          #5
          The barrel is 22 inches long, the operating rod spring is the keystone type with 280 coils or more (original keystone springs are around 4K on the market) plus the short comp spring and the early op rod spring guide to support both springs. The front hand guard ferrule has a lip. The stocks on the early rifles have a solid buttplate and almost round pistol grip.

          If the gas trap on the youtube had original internal parts you would think they would be shown to familiarize collectors with early parts

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            #6
            Keystone Type, Hand Guard ferrule lip. What do these look like?

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              #7
              here are some photos, front hand guard with lip and keystone springs Click image for larger version

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                #8
                Are you able to put a bayonet on it?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rogue5 View Post
                  Are you able to put a bayonet on it?
                  Look at the video.
                  Looking for SA bayonets 922033 & 1045220

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jak View Post

                    Look at the video.
                    Missed it thanks

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