By adjusting the volume of gas in the cylinder it changes the speed of the op-rod and controls the harmonic vibration of the barrel. Our plug softens the blows on your op-rod and wear on the bolt lugs. Made specifically for use with heavier bullet weights and hotter reloads. Even if you only shoot your M1 once in a while make it last a second lifetime. Made from Hardened Tool Steel & Parkerized. Service rifle legal. Same appearance and configuration as the original. Conforms to CMP 12th Edition Rule 6.1.2. NOT legal for "as-issued" matches.
To make installation of your gas plug extra simple use our new M1 Wrench Set.
READ THIS FIRST: Unload firearm before making any adjustments! You will notice that the setscrew in the Gas Plug may be very tight and will not easily turn by hand. Once installed in the rifle it will become much easier. The setscrew comes at a factory set position, air will easily blow through it. The rifle WILL NOT FUNCTION at this position. Use it as a starting point, then screw in as necessary until rifle begins to function.
Installation: Remove existing gas plug, and replace with your new adjustable gas plug. Start with setscrew at the factory preset position. Turning the screw about ¼ turn at a time, tighten screw, and fire until the rifle functions reliably with your particular load. If the adjusting screws seems to loosen, install the hollow locking screw and tighten against the original setscrew locking it in place. Locating your Rifle’s sweet spot requires some trial and error. Once rifle is functioning properly, try turning the setscrew 1/8 of a turn at a time and fire a few rounds. Repeat until best group is found. Some shooters like to scribe a small line on the setscrew itself, and use it as a marker for identifying plug position (i.e. 3 o clock).
*Since handloading operations are beyond our control, we disclaim all liability for any damages which may result.
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Posted by Jacob on 12th Oct 2016
I purchased this plug to give myself the capacity to tune my M1 Garand. This plug allows me to reduce the recoil for my wife, turn the firearm into a single-shot by opening the set screw for training new shooters, and shoot modern ammo safely. It does that job as advertised, looks good, and feels well designed. End of story.
Posted by Zachary on 1st Jan 2016
Perfect fit and look, I have yet to test it out though. The package came wrapped well with a personalized hand written message and a handful of Christmas mints. Thoughtful details that speak to the caliber of company.