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This conclusion to the three Threads is for the M1A owner that wants the most out of his rifle and is willing to put in the time.

There are four places in the Gas System that are subject to battering. The Front end of the piston, the Tail end of the Piston Stem, and the rear end of the Gas Plug. Also the inside of the Gas Cylinder on the backside of the D hole.

I use a White stone to work the edges of both ends of the Piston ..The impact during firing is heavy on both of these surfaces, and the edges can become batterer somewhat. With oil and the White stone work the edges and flat surfaces to a smooth finish. The bevel on the stem end is east to follow, but be careful not to round the edge on the front of the Piston, work the flats surface last. The inside surface of the D hole, you can not see this, also can get battered edges. I use a small file to smooth the inside edges, this is not easy to do, but it is worth the work. art
 
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