M1 GARAND BOYD STOCK AND TRIGGER GUARD FITTING


This page shows how to work on area 6.

ITEMS NEEDED:
#100 grit sandpaper and sanding block
Telephone book
Clamps to hold stock on workbench
Sanding wedge, made of 4"X 4" wood with a 10 degree angle cut on the top

Clamp the stock to the workbench.
Wrap #100 grit sandpaper around the sanding block
Place the wedge on top of the telephone book. Make sure there is no gap between the sandpaper and wedge.
Each page of the telephone book is .0025"(twenty five ten thousandths of an inch) thick.
Removing 4 pages from the stack will lower the wedge 1 / 100" (one one hundredth of an inch).
Start sanding the stock "rail", and continue until there is no gap between the sandpaper and wedge. Then turn the stock around, and sand the rail on the other side. At this point, you have removed 1 / 100" from the stock.
Put the receiver, trigger group, and guard in the stock to see if the guard will close.
If the trigger guard won't close, remove 4 more pages from the stack, and repeat the process. This will remove wood from the rails at the rate of .010" from the rails until the trigger guard will close.
There should be resistance when closing the trigger guard when it is 3/8" inch from the trigger housing.

To get the right number of page in the stack to start, put a straight edge on the wedge and stock rail so you can see a gap between the straight edge and the wedge.

You will know to stop sanding when you put the straight edge on, and there is no gap between it and the wedge.

There is a manual somewhere that states the angle of the stock rails should be 10 degrees from flat. This helps keep the trigger housing snug and centered.
If you can't make a wedge with a 10 degree angle using a 4X4 piece of wood and a miter saw, I will sell you a wedge for $5.

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