Originally Posted by Orlando
Thats the bad thing about shooting corrosive ammo ina Garand. It must be completely dsassembled including the gas cylinder.
If you dont corrosion may result under the cylinder on the barrel
Boy, I guess I'm confused on all this flip-flopping. Remove-don't remove, your postings sure lead to confusion.
Does this ring any bells?
"Do not remove the gas cylinder every cleaning, you will prematurly wear out the gas cylinder splines. The gas cylinder does not need cleaned. It is stainless steel and pretty much self cleaning, and is meant to be dry, no oil.
Do your complete tear down and clean once a year "
Personally I don't remove the cylinder unless it needs replaced, and that hasn't happened yet. If shooting non-corrosive there is absolutely no reason to remove it unless you have cycling issues as a result of fouling, even then a good cleaning with a patch and solvent with the cylinder on the rifle will take care of it.