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#1 big brother

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:24 PM

Hi,

What were the accessories issued in the buttstock trap of a M1A1? I assume there was a cleaning rod? Oiler? Anything else? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:45 AM

PhilOhio has this exactly right. I'd only add that the oiler is the later cylindrical M1 / M1A1 version, made of steel, rather than the earlier flat-sided brass oiler with spout. You'll need two of the felt washers, which go in the bottom of the storage hole in the butt. The washers have holes, and so can be used with the '28A1 oiler as well. These will compress slightly with the trap door closed, preventing rattling. These were availiable through IMA, but I haven't checked recently. I got two very nice unused blued original M1A1 oilers from Marstar (Canada) recently. They were $9.95 each. Good luck!
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#3 big brother

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:42 PM

Thanks a lot PhilOhio and TSMGguy for a prompt reply, I really appreciate.

And yes, I am the real Big Brother but since I am on vacation I am not watching you anymore...
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