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    Surface corrosion on barrel

    Hello, newly bought M1 Garand rifle. While I was taking it apart to clean it I ran into some surface corrosion on the upper part of the barrel under the removable piece of the stock. Is this something I need to worry about and replace the barrel or just get the corrosion stopped?

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    I've often found corrosion in this area. It traps and holds moisture causing rust unless it's coated with grease at assembly. Use a good rust and corrosion remover, being sure to get it out of the pits. Oxpho Blue does a decent job of protecting otherwise bare metal. The barrel is probably OK to use assuming the inside is good. Get some grease and put a thin film on EVERY metal surface on every part as you reassemble your rifle. Also be sure to grease these areas (along with everything else) for proper function:
    A Tutorial on how to apply grease to your M1 Garand Rifle. Grease is critical for proper function of the rifle and we'll walk you through the process.
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    • 1985Oldvet
      1985Oldvet commented
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      Thank you Smokey for the reply. Yeah, I ran a borescope down in that area and it actually looked good. I agree, I'll clean it up really good and apply Oxpho Blue. As I'm reassembling I'll put a light coat of grease on the affected area before installing the hand guard.

    #3
    I would be more concerned with the rot on the front of the receiver.

    Danny

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      #4
      Temperature/humidity changes will leave condensation in multiple places inside the stock and other places that will trap and hold moisture. Grease stays put for years and will provide a protective film with the Parkerizing (which doesn't protect very well from corrosion by itself) to hold it in place. That's why I advocate coating every surface inside the stock with a film of grease. Unless you live in a dry, high dust environment, you will have no problems with dust and crud buildup. I live in the east, where extremes of humidity and temperature will leave the interior wet for days. The grease film was clean and still in place with rifles I disassembled decades later and NO rust.
      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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