Here is some helpful information when dealing with the Garand rifle.
This video shows how to field strip the Garand rifle.
You may remove the operating rod without removing the gas chamber/front sight assembly.
- Remove trigger group,
- Remove operating spring,
- Pull operating handle to the rear where it will come out of notch on upper edge of slot,
- Pull operating rod back and out of gas chamber.
Thank you, – V.S.