M1 Carbine handguard loose and ammo ??
Got my Correct Grade Garand from CMP about a month ago after a 3 month wait, then today got the M1 Carbine from them, a 2 month wait. The back end of the wooden handguard on the top of the Carbine is slightly loose where the 2 holes for what look like rivets, or else they are rusted screws, hold it to the barrel. The rivets (or screws) are 1/4" below the holes in the wood. Any way I can tighten this handguard. Also, the Garand came with a single clip, AIM, J & G and R&R don't have them. Anyone know a good source for clips. J&G has 15 round magazines for the Carbine avail at 2 wildly different prices $31.95 and $15.95, both steel. Hate to pay $31.95 but? Do I have to be careful about what 30-06 I shoot thru the Garand, will most any 7.62 work---maybe a dumb question.
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