Correct lubrication for the M1 Garand
Rifle is absolutely critical for its proper operation.
This is especially true of Garands that are worn
One neat little item that you will come across
from time to time at gunshows and surplus stores
are the original grease pots for the M1 and the
Grease pots with M1 Garand Hammer
These yellow topped
thumbnail sized capsules have a screw on lid and
contain a thick grease that looks like earwax. This
grease is known as Plastilube and it is resistant
to heat and water. Plastilube in more traditional
packaging is available commercially in larger quantities.
We have also heard
that some people have found similar pots with another
good M1 grease called Lubriplate in them.
The nice thing about
these little 'pots' is that a couple of them can
be popped into the buttstock of the M1 Garand Rifle
for use in the field. Each pot contains just about
enough grease to lube your M1 after a good cleaning.
When you use up the
original grease, save the little plastic pots and
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002