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I have been tinkering around with getting all NM parts for one of my SA Loaded M1A's. Recently, I ordered a NM Spring Guide from Fulton Armory and when I received it, I noticed that it looked like the Brookfield spring guide that I think I saw posted before.

Is there any significant difference between the two? Should this guide be greased as well?

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Fulton's spring guides sure look like they are patterened after Brookfield's, at least in theory. I have a Brookfield in one of my 14's and Fulton's in the others. As far as greasing goes, right or wrong I always grease mine. I don't like to see 2 pieces of metal rubbing against each other without lubrication. We're not talking combat here. I don't think you would want a Brookfield in a combat situation, it could hold onto too much dirt. I think the military spring guides with the holes in them were the best for shedding dirt. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Oxmix:

I don't see any harm in greasing the guide either. I would think that any metal to metal contact, especially in this case, should be lubricated. I thought that it looked similar to the Brookfield but I wasn't sure... 8O

As for combat, I really do not know which would be best and how it would affect combat performance... Maybe Hawk would know... :wink:

I am slowly acquiring NM parts for my Loaded... I think this is about it... Cool. Heck, I forgot about the NM rear sight hooded aperture, oh well... :lol:

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I grease the heck out of my M1A'a that I shoot. All metal to metal bearing surfaces get a ton of grease. Just keep the grease out of the chamber. I never had a problem. Since I'm not taking it into combat, it is cheaper to by grease then to replace some of the parts. Just my two cents. :roll:
 

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tom/guys :
i have not yet figured out how to send a pic to the site but i will download it to hawk and have him post it. ok.this will be the detail and materials data for how to make the oprod guide its made from a cut end stem from a regular issue guide with 1/4" over hang and the guide is made from drill rod stock and the its machined tapered drilled slotted pinned and then finally brazed. brookfield madea solid one from titanium but they are tough to get.
bill ricca has them he is close buds with the guy from brookfield. happy holidays .jeff
 

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Thank You Jeff,

The information is much appreciated!!! Looking forward to getting the info from Hawk... Cool!

Hey, Merry Christmas!

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dighawaii said:
Oxmix:

IAs for combat, I really do not know which would be best and how it would affect combat performance... Maybe Hawk would know... :wink:

IAloha and Happy Holidays,

Tom O.
I would have to ask my buddies who have been in combat, that one....Unless ya want to call running around through the swamps and boonies of NC Combat type conditions...however, I don't believe it would hurt to add a bit of grease to the oprod guide. especially for damp/wet/muddy conditions
 
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