Reassembling the M1 Garand's Clip Latch Assembly
is beyond simple. Still, you must ALWAYS wear safety
glasses when working on any part of the rifle as
springs do have a tendency to ruin eyesight.
While reading this section you may want to
refer to the Nomenclature Pages if any of the part names don't
ring a bell.
The first step of re-assembly
is to lay out all the parts that you will need.
In the photograph below you can see all of the parts
with the exception of the receiver.
The process begins
with the insertion of the Clip Latch Spring...