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My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:58 pm
by Jonas_Salk
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EDIT: Hopefully the link works now.

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 pm
by Jonas_Salk
I thought that pic would be larger, hmm. Still getting used to the forum again. Click the picture to enlarge.

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:39 pm
by Ghoulardi
picture doesn't show. a M1 Garand Disassembly Mat, Graphic Training Aid (GTA) 9-58, would be the one that lets you put the parts on the mat . size of the mat is appox 38" x28 ", parts may not fit exactly, the GTA is used for soldiers to identify parts by nomenclature


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Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:32 am
by Jonas_Salk
Image should work now.

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:26 am
by Ghoulardi
OK. now it comes come up. what you bought is a work bench rubber mat that has a diagram of a dissembled M1 Garand, to the smallest pin, with numbers of all the parts that corresponds to what the parts are . it was never meant to be a lay out mat where the parts fit on the drawing,


if you want a disassembly mat, where you can lay the parts out, you need the large U.S. Army lay out chart, the one I put in my previous post. it's printed on paper sometime vinyl, WW2 ones are printed on cloth

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:14 pm
by Jonas_Salk
It was a joke, not meant to be a serious statement that I thought it'd be larger. Sorry, that doesn't come through with text very well. Thanks for your comments, however!

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:28 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
Jonas_Salk wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:14 pm
It was a joke, not meant to be a serious statement that I thought it'd be larger. Sorry, that doesn't come through with text very well. Thanks for your comments, however!
:) i am very sarcastic, snarky etc in person. Text rarely captures it well, so i slap a smeley or happy face on it.

Re: My M1 Garand doesn't fit the TekMat...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:29 pm
by steamer
I thought a good come-back might have been: 'Obviously time to trade your Garand in for the infamous "Tanker" model'! :lol: