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How To Detail Strip An M1 Garand Trigger Group

The Trigger Group Patrts Photograph

Detail stripping the M1 Garand's trigger group is actually pretty easy. Here is how to do it.

The first step is to make sure the hammer is in the UP or FIRED position. This relieves pressure on the hammer spring plunger and makes it much easier to disassemble.

Most of the things that need doing can be accomplished with a standard GI Combo Tool.

Next invert the trigger group and use the combo tool to firmly push the Trigger Pin out about 1/3 of the way.

Next turn the trigger group over and make a backwards 'C' with my right hand. Apply pressure to the Trigger & Sear assembly so that the Trigger Pin will slide out freely. This takes a little practice.

Pull the Trigger Pin Free.

Now remove the Trigger & Sear Assembly as well as the Hammer Spring Housing and Plunger Assembly.

To do this simply push the trigger forward a little and while holding the Hammer Spring Housing lift the entire group up and out.

Simply pull those 4 items apart and set them aside.

Now it's Hammer Time...


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