Originally Posted by hstout1143
May 2012 when I picked it up from my father-in-law and took it to the range. I haven't had garand thumb yet.
It hurts.. I took it on the pinky the second time it ever happend to me. I was showing my brother how to load a Garand (he was holding the rifle and I was standing to his left) and I reached across and showed him how to seat the enbloc with the 4 fingers on my right hand. it seated, clicked, and the bolt started haulin ass forward. my pinky didnt quite make it. pinched the tip end of it between the bolt and breech. Had a nice blood blister.
First time it ever happend i was defeating the cartridge follower to release the bolt. that time it got my whole thumb.