Readers have asked for a complete parts list for Reid Coffield’s recent .22 rimfire Garand project. It is as follows, along with some of the photos from that project.
.22 Rimfire Garand Parts:
1. Complete M1 Garand stock assembly along with all metal hardware, sling loops, buttplate, etc.
2. Used Garand barrel
3. Garand gas cylinder (junk or worn-out parts for the gas assembly are fine as these are not functional)
4. Garand gas cylinder lock
5. Garand gas cylinder lock screw
6. Garand front sight and locking screw
7. Rear half of a demilled Garand receiver
8. Complete Garand rear sight assembly
9. Garand trigger housing (only use the floorplate section)
10. Front 12 inches or so of a ruined Garand op rod
11. Ruger 10/22 action assembly, including magazine, barrel “V” block retainer and screws, and takedown screw
12. .22 barrel liner
13. Spacer block to be fitted between the gas cylinder and the front sight (individual guns can vary as to how high this spacer block should be)
14. Web or leather sling
Quite a few M1 Garand parts are needed for this project, but junk parts work very well.
The only parts of the Ruger 10/22 you’ll need are the action and the magazine.
10/22 (top) and M1 Garand barrel shanks are different. The Garand’s barrel shank has to have the threads removed and the diameter reduced in order to slide into the 10/22 receiver.
A modified drill is used to bore out the Garand barrel for installation of the Brownells .22 bore liner.
Several cuts are made to the Garand stock, and then a simple butt joint with epoxy is used to join the two parts together. Wooden dowels are then used to strengthen and reinforce the joint between the two parts of the stock.
Extra walnut slabs are added to the opening created at the front of the magazine well and also to raise the height of the stock around the receiver.
Special touches include making sure the safety button can function properly.
Once all stock modifications have been made, the barreled receiver should pivot on the ferrule as the receiver is fitted to the Garand stock.
A demilled Garand receiver is halved, two thin plates are TIG welded in place, and the assembly is fitted over the 10/22’s receiver to make the rear sight look more authentic.
A bit of sanding, some tung oil on the buttstock, and final assembly bring the .22 rimfire Garand project to a close.