I agree. The Garands have a free-floating firing pin that can occasionally spark off a soft primer. And yes, I have seen it happen first hand.texasaggie2010:
. If the ammo you used was commercial, then I would definitely look at the firing pin. If it was reloads, check to make sure the primers are seated properly.
Normally I'd recommend Deans Gun Restoration, The CMP Custom Shop, Fulton Armory, Tony Giacobbe (The Garand Guy), Orion 7, or any of the other dealers on our website, but the closest M1 dealer we have to the Houston area is Warbird's Custom Guns in Crockett, TX.Looking for an M1 Garand Gunsmith in the Houston area
Rebarreling my Garand and looking for someone that can actually do the job and has actually done it before, a lot!