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    I have read that to be within a couple of degrees is acceptable. I prefer a few tenths or bang on. Today was a bang on day.

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    And another perfectly aligned start to this build.
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    If all goes as planned, I will get to the finish reaming tomorrow.
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    Do you sell any of your creations? Or just have a rack of 50 odd rifles in your basement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabio View Post
    Do you sell any of your creations? Or just have a rack of 50 odd rifles in your basement?
    I have been known to sacrifice a build or so to finance more builds.
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    I like this thread.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    Some needed tools to continue this build with. The black and yellow doo-dad is a must for those who take apart and put back together many M1 or M1A bolts. That tool has made my life so much easier when it comes to taking the bolts apart. More on this to follow.
    The threaded rod is part of the pull-thru reamer. The reamer is at the bottom of the photo and has a bushing at the bolt face end that helps with the spinning of the stripped bolt.
    The two shiny, bullet shaped things are the head space gauges. Those are used to tell you that have either done a good job or screwed up a $400.00 barrel.

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    I am waiting for my camera battery to charge now. Between that, a lousy patch cord and a decades old Canon Powershot camera with a wonky lens cover that has to be opened by hand, photos are always a fight. Better lighting would help as well. If I had all the newer toys I could be doing videos.
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    Thank you for the great thread so far! Because if the similarities between the garand and the m14, I would be interested in how much of the skills required for one transfer to the other.

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    And so it continues. We must use a stripped bolt to use the reamer. The extractor just gets in the way so lets gut the little rascal.
    The tool has a pin that is fixed at the front. It pushes the ejector/spring back which allows the extractor to be knocked out from the bottom by tapping on the spring loaded pin at the bottom of the tool. Be careful here as sometimes little parts go sproing off never to be seen again. Safety glasses are recommended as sometimes the ejector/spring assembly can rocket out of the bolt. I have watched one go out my open garage door and end up in the grass. That one has been my lesson in being cautious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigpig View Post
    Thank you for the great thread so far! Because if the similarities between the garand and the m14, I would be interested in how much of the skills required for one transfer to the other.
    The barrel bushing are different in the barrel vice but the action wrench is the same. Working with a loose gas cylinder on the M1A can be a pain as you need to knurl the barrel band spot or use a punch and hammer to raise up the area where the gas cylinder fits. Some folks just use loc-tite. Trigger group assembly is almost the same. The bolt tool that I use has a hole just a bit further forward that can have the handle moved to facilitate the shorter M1A bolt.
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