M1 Rear Handguard Coming Loose. I recently bought an M1 Garand from the CMP and after taking it shooting a few times, I noticed that the rear handguard kept coming loose, making me to field strip the rifle on order to put the retaining clip back in place. At first I thought the retaining clip was broken, but after further investigation, it appears that the wood underneath the retaining clip has come been eaten away slightly Photos.
Hey all, I have a m1 carbine with the type II barrel band, and for the life of me, I cannot get the thing to lock up tight around the handguard. It quite annoyingly rocks back and forth on the barrel, rattling with every move. I understand there is supposed to be some play with the handguard, but not as much as I have.