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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bleg for Spare Parts Lists/Vendors

In light of current events, it would be a huge help -- both personally and for our readers -- to have a concise list of spare parts needed to keep most probable Resistance rifles running for the duration. As the saying goes, without the right spare parts, that fancy rifle becomes an expensive, unwieldy club.

So let me turn to the audience and ask for your advice for the specific spare parts you recommend to acquire and store for each of the following longarms:

M1 Garand
HK91/93/G3 and clones
AK 47/74
M1 Carbine
Mauser 98

Mosin-Nagant 91/38/44 series
Enfield No 1 Mk III series
Enfield No 4 series
US Enfield 1917
Springfield 1903
Springfield 1903A3
Remington 700
Savage 110
Winchester Model 70
Remington 870
Remington 1100/11-87
Mossberg 500

Please include in your responses approximate prices (if known) and links or snailmail addresses for all vendors. Finally, please include any recommended weapon-specific tools or accessories without which one would not choose to deploy.

Thank you in advance for helping us all keep our rigs running.

Tempus fugit.


Blogger Crustyrusty said...

For the SKS, other than maybe getting the "SKS Survival Kit" (18.00) from Sarco, Inc., I would first get Murray's firing pin to replace the stock item. Murray's has a spring to return the firing pin to position and prevent slamfires.



August 6, 2009 at 4:20 AM  
Anonymous A Texan said...

You might want to add the Mosin-Nagant 91 series, as well as the M38 and M44. Lots of these very cheap and very durable rifles have been sold in the last few years - maybe more have them than the Enfields?

Here's a great site for info on surplus rifles: http://www.surplusrifle.com/index.asp

LOTS of links here: http://www.surplusrifle.com/links.asp

Excellent source of parts: http://www.buymilsurp.com/

M1A/M14 spares: http://www.fulton-armory.com/M14Spares.htm

Fulton also has similar pages for the Garand and AR-15 - just go to the FAQ page to find them. Lots of other information there, as well.

August 6, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Tx gents.

A Texan: Tx for the MN suggestion. I have added it to the list.

August 6, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Waiting in WV said...

What about the H&K G3/HK91 and assorted clones?

They're not as popular as the Stoner-style 5.56x45mm NATO assault rifles, but it seems like they should be included along with the M14 and FN-FAL 7.62x51mm NATO battle rifles.

August 6, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

You're right. Fixed.

August 6, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parts need to keep a Mosin-Nagant running.

Another Mosin-Nagant....

Then you will have two that will most likely never break

August 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The easiest way to have complete spares is to have a second arm of the same type. Have 2 to keep 1 running.

August 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Perhaps you might add the K31 to your list. It shoots aterrific MON, (minute of Nazi).

August 6, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Canuck Threepers, Western Gun Parts in Edmonton has a varying inventory. eMail wants to wgp@westerngunparts.com to see if they have what you need on hand at the time. There is also Marstar. You can contact them for parts availability at service@marstar.ca. I'd recommend over-the-counter cash buying JIC.

Private to P: Hello?

August 6, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edited to add: don't forget the 1911!

August 6, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Jay Stang said...

The obvious source for FAL parts is DS Arms.


I have also received good FAL parts from Interordnance.

August 6, 2009 at 6:30 PM  
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August 8, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broken shell extractor for the AR. Will rapidly and efficiently turn it back into a weapon.

August 9, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Anonymous MPA-III said...

For Garand & M-14 parts, the best prices are at US Armory. http://www.usarmory.com/

They also have M-1 Carbine and some AR parts.

August 10, 2009 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Well, since:

-Two is One


-One is None

I prefer to have:

A pair and a spare.

Thus buy your serious guns in threes is my advice. What more could a IIIper do? ;-)

Keep your powder dry,

Atlas Shrug (who has a personalfondness for the Garand)

August 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AR-15/M-16/M-4 expert Dan Agakian @ Suarez International recommends the following for your poodle-shooter:

Spare Bolt Assembly
Spare Firing Pin
Spare Firing pin retainer
Spare Charging handle.
Spare Buffer spring
Spare Bolt Carrier (Maybe)
Spare Fire control group pins (Maybe)


August 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

I own a mosin-nagant that is dated from 1941. I found that the action had a flaw, which may be caused by earlier design or by chance. In the front part of the action, the small space between the bolt head and the bottom slider was wide enough to catch consistently on the rims of 7.62x54R cartridges. After working the action many, many times, the two pieces bent slightly together, closing off the space. It now works perfectly. My brother's mosin-nagant was made in 1943 and had no such issue. If your mosin was made in or before 1941, you might want to check to see if the problem exists, and/or replace the action.

August 13, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

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