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    Clip question

    i just got my Garand from cmp. I am having a hard time getting the clips to go down, is there something I should know. They are not new/ I am using 30-06 especially for Garand.

    #2
    Has the rifle been properly (completely) lubricated?
    And it does take a little force to seat the clip so it latches.
    The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
    The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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      #3
      I am waiting for some grease I ordered, there is some regular gun oil. It’s like they get jammed halfway down

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        #4
        Grease is really the only lube for most of the rifle. More about that elsewhere in this forum, and don't be shy about applying it.
        Make sure ALL the cartridges are fully seated all the way to the back of the clip. A "high" cartridge will cause the problem you described.
        The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
        The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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          #5
          Don't assume that a garand from cmp is ok and safe to shoot right out of the box. It is best to take it apart, clean off all the old grease, check the parts, apply grease where required and reassemble it. Smokey is spot on with the "high" cartridge in the enbloc.

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            #6
            Ok it looks like they are,not all the way back, I am assuming you can re use the clips? I am waiting for grease to come from Amazon

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              #7
              Originally posted by Joesarno View Post
              Ok it looks like they are,not all the way back, I am assuming you can re use the clips? I am waiting for grease to come from Amazon
              You can reuse the enblocs.

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                #8
                Ok evidently I am having trouble getting the rounds pushed all e way against the back of the block then....

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                • RDS
                  RDS commented
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                  Get yourself a small block of hardwood. After inserting the rounds into the clips turn the clip upside down and push the bullet tips against the block of wood. This will set the rounds in the clip. The key word is push.

                #9
                Check the manufacture on the bottom of the enbloc. If it is JMO you may have a problem depending on the ammo used as seen in the picture.

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                  #10
                  Lot's of great input so far. I had a few issues with the clips having a bit of rust or rough areas on them. I used a fine sand paper or steel wool to smooth up any rough/rusty area on the outside, then apply a little of the grease to the outside only (you don't want any on the primers!). Wipe any residual grease off leaving a very thin film. May help....

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                    #11
                    And don't get flustered reloaded the en blocs. It takes a little practice.

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                      #12
                      As already previously said, the only lube to use on a Garand is grease, not oil. I still use Lubriplate 1200 as that is what I have a big jar of. I think the original type Lubriplate used was 130A. As far as modern greases go, Mobil 1 Synthetic is the gold standard. By the time you load a few en-blocs you will get the hang of it. Some loading issues have also been had using the new manufacture clips (stamped AEC I believe) because the parkerizing on them is so thick.

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                        #13
                        I’m going to post some pics tomm let you guys take a look see

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                          #14
                          This is what I have

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                            #15
                            Where did you get the enblocs ? Do you have the same problem with the enbloc that cmp sent with the rifle ?

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