Where you finding all of this? Good stuff. I'd like to make training posters. If anyone still had to take an M1 clinic anymore, these would be very helpful. Now all you have to do is have a Hunter's Ed card to purchase from the CMP.
Couple years back we had to turn away people from Garand clinics at SWGC...not anymore.
I knew somebody who needed to see this about 10 years ago.... Friend of mine got a Garand, was having cycling issues. Took it to a gunsmith he knew who proclaimed "The op rod is bent! There's your problem!" and he messed it up further. When I was told this, I pulled up a diagram similar to this one and told him "It was supposed to be the way it was". Never heard the conclusion of it all though.