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    M1 Carbine Loose Gas Cylinder

    Hey guys, I need help with something.

    I just bought an original Inland M1icon Carbine. It has a flip sight, type 1 band, etc.

    I test fired 10 rounds through it the other day and it functioned fine.

    However, I forgot that I had previously noticed the swaged gas cylinder was loose. It has a small amount of rotational play, but no play in the axis of the bore.

    Does anyone know if there is a fix for this, or a gunsmith with a decent turn around time who would do a good job with it, and at a decent price? I know...it’s hard to find cheap fast and good, haha.

    Any ideas about what I should do? Or is the only option to rebarrel?

    Thanks
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    Call up Bruce Dow in Dade City, FL. He should be able to help.

    Tel: (352) 567-9800
    Email: dowarms@earthlink.net

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    I tried to fix a loose cylinder once without good result. There were NOS ones available some time ago too but installing them without the correct press could be a problem and then you need to roll the front into the recess... As Brian suggests, if there's a guy that does them then save worry about your original old carbine...send it to the right guy.
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    Being so little movement.... Gotta be some way to save it.
    May be able to use a punch and stake the loose swaged area.
    I wonder if one of those pipe crimping tools (Like the plumbers use) would work.. IDK
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    Good question for Manteo or BobG.

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