Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Gun Shoulder Stock GroupMagazine Cap
Barrel and Bayonet Band As;
Trigger Guard Pin
Trigger Guard Group
. . .Slide
Arm Bridge Retaining
Fore End Group
Breech Bolt Group
B-before operationD-during operation
Warning: Before starting inspection, make certain that weapon iscleared. Inspect the chamber and magazine tube to insure that bothare empty. Determine that no ammunition is in position to be
Weekly and monthly inspections apply only if weapon is used drily.
Clean and lubricate
Check for missing parts, proper assembly of weapon and if majorgroups and assemblies are properly secured.Determine that sling is secured to gun shoulder stock group and
bayonet band assembly.
Stock cannot be cracked or loose. Structural strength must not be
Check for burs, stripped threads, and if properly secured to
Bayonet band assembly must be secured to barrel assembly. Check for
unusual pits or damage to bore of barrel assembly. Assure that boreis dry and free of obstructions before firing.Check for burs and if bent or loose
. . . . . . . .
Check hammer, safety and trigger for proper operation. Actuatedisconnector assembly for proper functioning. Check left hand andright hand slide arm support for being bent or other damage. Check carrier assembly for freedom of movement.Check for stripped threads and damaged screw slot. Determine thatslide arm bridge is secured to bolt slide.Check for proper functioning and cracks in fore end. Structuralstrength must not be impaired. Check slide arm extensions for ex-cessive wear, burs or being bent. Slide arm extension cap mustbe secure to the slide arm extension. Check assembly slots on capfor burrs.Cam pin must be free of burrs. Breech bolt must have free movementin
of receiver. Check protrusion of firing pin. Check ex-tractor claw for damage. Check component for visible rust or
Check for burrs or being bent. Test weapon with dummy round oronce-fired empty round to insure proper ejection of cartridge. Check ejector support pin for being secure in receiver and if damaged.
Tables 3-3, 34Figure 2-lTable 3-l and fig.B-2
Figure 6-2Figure 5-lFigure 3-l
Figure 3-2Figure 5-3Figures
5-8and 5-9Figure 5-4Figure 5-10Figures 5-11, 5-12Figures 5-5, 5-6