SERVICES OFFERED AND COSTS ARE:
$48.00 ~ standard replacement (M1 & M1 "Tanker", Beretta BM-59)
$53.00 ~ replacement for op rods with piston tips demilled*
$68.00 ~ replacement for op rods with piston tips demilled, longer-cut*
$70.00 ~ extended length (M1, Beretta BM-59))
reduce oversized to .5260" dia. (M1 & "Tanker", Beretta BM-59)
Guide Lug (M1, M1
"Tanker", M1-Carbine & M14, Beretta BM-59)
$48.00 ~ Receiver guide lug rebuild**
Gauge Check, Straightening and Tilt Test (M1 & "Tanker" op rod only)
This service will always be performed when mechanical repairs are made to
an M1 Garand, or M1 "Tanker" op rod. This service is not
available for the other types at this time.
$19.00 ~ following other repairs
$35.00 ~ without
$30.00 ~ remanufactured op rod, following other repairs***
$55.00 ~ remanufactured op rod, without other repairs***
Bolt Cam Slot Tip (M1, M1 "Tanker", M1-Carbine
& M14, Beretta BM-59)
$26.00 ~ Bolt cam slot tip repair
Oversize Gas Cylinder (M1 &
$115.00 ~ 1st or 2nd oversize hone out-of-spec gas cylinder
supplied, and install new piston tip on op rod supplied, to match
Build "Tanker" M1 Op Rod
$120.00 ~ Build "Tanker" M1 op rod from supplied
Standard M1 op rod
(Op rods supplied for conversion will need to be evaluated
for other repairs. Other recommended repairs will be in addition to this
charge to convert a standard op rod into a “Tanker”.)
Re-contouring M1 Op Rod for Beretta-style Low Gas Cylinder
$40 ~ Literally straighten a standard M1 op rod for use with Beretta-style low gas cylinder. Includes tilt test to ensure function with the drop-style gas cylinders.
$7.50 per op rod ~ Over the years, we have been sent op rods coated in cosmoline, heavy dried grease, and generally heavily soiled oil and grease when coming out of long term storage. When it is necessary, we are happy to clean op rods like this prior to repairs, but they will be subject to a cleaning charge. To avoid this fee, please make sure the rods are clean prior to shipping to us.
$18.00 ~ UPS or USPS insured for $250 per op rod. We return in the same packaging and typically using the same shipping method as op rods are received. More than one op rod may incur additional
Prices are subject to change without notice.
* Piston Tip Repairs
There are surplus op rods available in the market where the rods have been demilled by cutting through the piston. There will be an extra charge to fill the notches the cut leaves in the tube. Some of the cuts leave notches which are significantly longer, those tubes can also be repaired for an additional charge.
** Guide Lug Rebuilds
For guide lug rebuilds, there will be a minimal visibly
affected area of Parkerizing. When your rifle is assembled, this is visible
to the very rear of the rod where the handle meets the guide lug and is
from final hand finishing of the machining. There will be other areas of
the Parkerizing affected, but they are to the inside toward the receiver
and the very bottom toward the guide lug slot. We do not currently offer
*** Remanufactured Op Rods
Remanufactured op rods are op rods which have had the original tube replaced with a new tube, then refinished, giving the appearance of a “new” rod. In most cases, these rods are not even close to being able to mount in an M1, so they require more time to properly contour. Pistons also appear to have been left oversized. As a result, completing these rods takes more work than a standard repair. These op rods will incur additional cost for gauge check, straightening and tilt test. The final fitting and tilt test to one of these rods will be $30 with another repair, or $55 as a standalone repair, even if there are multiple rods to be contoured. Sizing an oversized piston will be the same at $20 each.
The photos below provide examples to help identify remanufactured op rods. The irregular coloring just forward of the original weld adjacent to the saddle is the weld attaching the new tube. This example has been finished off smoothly in that area and reparkerized.
Please feel free to contact Mike Stacey if you would like more information.