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M1 Garand butt stock tool & accessories

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I decided to complete the tools & cleaning accessories found in the butt stock compartments of the M1 Garand.

I have three different period rifles:

Springfield Armory n°442’xxx dating it Jan. 42 with a Nov. 41 barrel. (all SA parts)

Springfield Armory n°2’101’xxx dating it Nov. 43 with a Jan. 44 barrel (all SA parts)

Int’l.Harvester n° 4’532’xxx Korean war era with April 53 dated barrel (mix SA, W, IH parts)

 

Here are the three different groupings that I have put together for each of them.

 

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Nice kit. I like that little "moustache" brush. Is it marked "Fuller Brush Co." by any chance? I think its a very hard item to locate.


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According to page 31 of "Ordnance Tools, Accesories, & Appendage of the M1 Rifle" by Billy Pyle that M3 combo tool's screw driver end has been modified post-WW2. Scott Duff's "The M1 Garand: World War II" also makes the same statement about the screw driver. Pyle also says on page 32 that the M3A1 was adopted in 1945. Although according to Scott Duff (page 289) the M3A1 was in late 1943 to early 1944.

 

Another thing to be aware of is that the pull-through brush is a fiber bristle and not brass.

 

R,

Paul

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Steven, excellent items!

 

Small typo in your first photo: "1930 Springfield"

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I'm curious where you found the information that the "Fuller" cleaning brush was kept in the buttstock? I have seen, and I can't find it at the moment, a picture of the post-WW2 configuration in a buttstock and I don't recall seeing such a brush in that picture.

 

R,

Paul

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The pull through brush is fiber, no markings on the cleaning brush and no room for it in the post war variant,

 

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Steven,

 

I did find a picture of the post-WW2 configuration in one of Scott Duff's books. There is something called "Brush" that fits in but I think it is a chamber brush. I'll try to scan the picture and post it here.

 

R,

Paul

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Steven, if your goal was to make me jealous of your rifles and accessories, mission accomplished! I just got a combo tool today but you're making me feel the need to hunt up more accessories. Part of what I like about collecting this stuff is that there's always a new wrinkle to it, stuff I didn't know about. I'm thinking of scaring up a 1907 sling with parkerized keepers...anyway, great pics and thanks

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