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    Case getting stuck

    Hey everyone, so I just bought my garand the other day. I put about 40 rounds of ammo through it, and then I got my first shell casing stuck in the chamber. I managed to pry it out, and then it happened again. I noticed a theme where it would fire the first round fine but do this on every second round. I can see the mark where it tries to extract it but it fails every second round. Does anyone have a solution?
    thanks

    #2
    Clean chamber well with solvent and chamber brush, wipe dry with patches, fire again

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      #3
      What Orlando says. What ammo are you using?

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      • Ev6714
        Ev6714 commented
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        I am using 30-06 surplus stuff.

      #4
      Thats interesting! When I was in Military School, our shooting coach,was a retired Army Master Sgt. All the rifles at the Academy were Springfields. 22s I understand very valuable today. Once a month in my 3rd year, we were bussed to Fort Lewis and got to fire 1903s at a 100yd range. I think the longest range at FL was 600yd.Might be wrong about that! The Coach had us clean the Barrel after 20 rounds. An average shooting session was 50 rounds, in 5 different positions, the last was standing with sling support. And a cleaning and oiling after your session. I never seen corrosion on any of the rifles, some cadets had their own sporting target 22 rifles, very fancy target special stock 22s. After my story, my point is this. To this day I clean my Barrel after 20 rounds, only experienced three bolo fires all on my 1903, I feel those incidents were primer induced, learned how to clear a miss fire on this web site, concerning a Garand. Just my opinion not to offend. AJ

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        #5
        Originally posted by Ev6714 View Post
        I am using 30-06 surplus stuff.
        What 30-06 "surplus stuff"? Old corrosive stuff?

        You have a filthy chamber, probably from some nasty foriegn ammo or corrosive ammo. If the latter, and not properly cleaned, you will not be able to clean soon and ruin a perfectly good barrel. Some foriegn stuff is so bad it will trash your chamber and barrel in the first round you fire. I've seen people have to use a rod down the muzzle to drive a case from the chambervafter shooting some of, if I remember right, the Ethiopian "surplus" that was selling a few years ago..

        Take a 45 cal cleaning brush, drop a cleaning rod down the barrel, wrap some fine steel wool around the brush, add some Bore Paste or even kitchen Softscrub, attach the brush to the rod at the action end and a drill to the rod at the muzzle.Then buff the H out of the chamber. Avoid raising the brush enough to enter the barrel throat.

        No, the steel woolveill not damage the chamber. If anything you will end up with a chamber 200% nicer than you had to begin with.

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          #6
          If you think the ammo was corrosive use a warm to hot soapy water to neutralize the salts, then dry the parts off and do a real good basic cleaning of the dry parts using your standard cleaning products.

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            #7
            Is your rifle fully greased? Inadequate lubrication puts extra drag on the system which can bend the operating rod, cause freeze-ups etc.
            This is a good resource on Garand lubrication (Note that any good automotive chassis grease will work well):
            http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-grease
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