Monday, November 23, 2009

Field Stripping the M1 Garand and AK-47

These guys have some pretty cool videos up on Youtube.

I was surprised at how few parts the M1 had. I guess that's how you get reliability.

The AK-47 is insanely easy to field strip. This video is only half as long as the M1 video.


Weer'd Beard said...

I have a sickness with field stripping guns and the ease of doing it.

I love that most of my toys as a child were terribly non durable, and required tools to assemble and dissemble.

The fact that I can strip down and clean most of my guns in seconds and then quickly reassemble it with nothing more than my two mitts, and they can survive containing internal explosions of ammo in the THOUSANDS just boggles my mind.

Anonymous said...

Loved shooting the Garand.
Only problem was I had to shoot it left-handed (no choice in the matter), and after number eight went off, the clip always hit me on top of the head.


Wild Ed said...

Everytime you post this stuff I lose a bunch of time going over there. You can't watch just one video and then they keep showing you related ones. :)

EDGE said...

Still...they're more fun to shoot.


The Czar of Muscovy said...

Actually, it can be even easier.

The gas tube should only be removed when absolutely necessary. That's a step you usually can skip.

Ditto for the cleaning rod. We never learned to take that out for disassembly...only for cleaning. That's another step you can skip.

Actually, I was surprised to see how much trouble it was giving him (such as when he removed the bolt carrier). Maybe it was because he was working at odd angles for the benefit of the camera, but generally the pieces always came straight out, smoothly.