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    Late M1 Parts Design Changes

    From just a shooting standpoint, are the late and post war M1 design changes an improvement for overall reliability? I know the op-rod relief cut is reliability improvement. Are any other parts better or worse for rifle performance?

    #2
    From a shooting standpoint, no. Except that the SA 60's rebuild barrels are excellent shooters and highly sought after. Relief cut op rods really didn't increase reliability.

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      #3
      Originally posted by lapriester View Post
      From a shooting standpoint, no. Except that the SA 60's rebuild barrels are excellent shooters and highly sought after. Relief cut op rods really didn't increase reliability.
      I should have used the word durability.

      Is there any concern for heel cracking in early WWII receivers? Was just reading about the lead dipped receivers.

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        #4
        Originally posted by werra View Post

        I should have used the word durability.

        Is there any concern for heel cracking in early WWII receivers? Was just reading about the lead dipped receivers.
        No. I've had and still have one that I assembled a match rifle using it that had, have thousands of rounds and probably 2 wars of use with no lead dipped heel. Your concerns are unfounded. As far as durability? Who can argue the fact that many pre WWII, WWII parts are still in use and going strong. All mechanical parts that are exposed to wear, will wear out eventually but Garand parts of any era have proven to be exceptionally durable especially when you consider the materials and technology that was used to manufacture them by multiple contractors in the 40's and 50's.

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          #5
          Thank you for the good info!

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