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    Went out and shot the Garand today ammo was M2 ball , it shot accurate, the only problem I had was after the clip ejected and bolt locked back went to reload the next clip and couldn't do it. check and the follower seemed stuck I played with the safety and bolt and it freed up and i was able to load the next clip after it ejected it did it again ? will do a tear down latter any ideas?
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    Didn't think to look to see if the bolt was completely back maybe the follower could have hung on the bolt even tho it was locked back?
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    So the problem is that you could not insert the loaded clip rather than the bolt didn't close when the clip was pressed home.

    I've never seen an M1 that refused to accept a loaded clip before or any problems with a follower. I've only owned 3 M1s and have only played with 12-15 in my life so haven't encountered everything that could occur.

    Just running things through my mind I'm wondering if the bolt wasn't completely back. I can't achieve this condition with my own rifle but perhaps with a tight rifle that may not be completely lubed?
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    This website may have a solution for your problem.

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    Love the link. Some of the stuff I knew. Some made me stop and think: "I knew that if I stopped and thought about it." Some of it was brand new information for me. It's all in a handy format. I saved it to favorites.
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    Ive checked the Troubleshooting sites and havent seen this problem mentioned , I would load it Intitially fine shoot out 8 rds the clip ejects , bolt is locked back and I go to load another clip and it wont go in so I check the follower with my thumb and it wont move . I will play with the saftey and trigger then it frees up and ill load fine then shoot and it repeats? does CMP take tech phone calls?
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    Ok talked with Gunsmith at CMP he said to check follower arm maybe bent so will tear down tomorrow at take a look.
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    Ok did a complete tear down and with the follower in the receiver track and nothing connected its binding , there is so much slop that it tilts sideways in track instead of staying straight it binds . I'm ordering a new follower , follower arm from Fulton armory . Contacted Armorer from CMP he said that sounds like it , so hopefully back on road soon. I guess since its all original parts everything wears over time.
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    Please keep us posted on this. I'm interested to see if this recommendation fixes it. This is a sort of exciting thread really.

    My rifle has had a lot of rounds through it but hasn't exhibited wear in this manner. Not certain how those parts became worn in such a fashion.
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    Will do BMC as soon as the parts come in I will post again.
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    UMC is what the military used back when the Garand was issued, you can stick with them or use American Eagle.
    The Garand will digest most 30-06 ammo.

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    Just an update my parts came in today from Fulton Armory and I replaced the follower, Follower arm , follower rod and Pin . It seems to be better and I'm practicing loading and the more I do it the better it gets , that thumb placement is key !! but its getting better as new parts break in .
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    Good for you! I'm sure you applied a bit of some sort of lube. I actually like light machine oil, even for the M1. Especially for those follower parts.

    I'm hoping the parts were the proper prescription for the cure.
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    It will eat a lot of rounds.
    I picked up a very larger crate of US ARMY 150 boxed up in the 1950's years ago at a gun show cheap. To this day never had one of those rounds fail when I drag the M1 out.

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    Yes its much better , I think between worn parts , New En bloc clips and my loading technique was causing the problem . Yes always lube ..lol
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