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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

T ECHN I CAL MAN UAL

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FIELD MAINTENANCE

CAL.. 30 BROWNING
AUTOl\1ATIC RIFLE
Ml918A2

DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY AND THE AIR FORCE


FEBRUARY 1957

This manual is correct to 22 J anuary 1957


*TM 9- 2111-1 TO 11W3-5-3-122

1\I A ' UAL l


No . 9- 2111- 1

TECEINLCAL

T ECIINI CAL ORDER

No. 11W3- 5- 3- 122

DEPARTl\IENTS OF THE ARl\IY AND


THE AIR FOR 'E
W ASH L'\ GTOX 25, D. C ., /8 Febmary 1957

CAL. .30 BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE Ml918A2

C' II AI'TER

, 't~1 t ion
C HAPTER

'crtion

CHAPTER

l N TRODUC'T I0:\1' __ _ _________ ______ ___ __ ____ __ _

I.

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2.

3.
I.
II.
III.
IV.

Parng-raJ1h~ Pn!!f"'

1- 3
4,5

PARTS, SPE 'l AL TOOLS. A~D EQlfiPl\IENT


FOR FIELD MAlNTENAXCE_ ______________ _
I N. PECTIONS _____ ___________________________ _

6- 9

GeneraL __________________ __________________ __ _


Inspection of materiel in hands of t roops ___________ _
Preembarkation inspection _____________________ __ _
I nsp ection of materi el received in ordnance shops ___ _

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10- 12
13-27
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30,3 1

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4. REPAIR ____________________ ________________ __ _

GeneraL _______ _____ ____ ______________________ _


II. Trigger guard assembly ___________________ _______ _
lll . Barrel and reC"eiver group ________________________ _
IV. Bolt group _________ _____ _______________________ _
v. Butt stock, bufl'er, and actua to r grou p ____________ _
lideand pisto n group ____ _______ ____ _________ __ _
VI.

32- 43
44- 49
50- 53
54-5
59- 62
63-66
VII. Gas cylinder and forearm group _-- -------- - - ------ 67- 70
VIII. Rear sight assemb ly ____ -------- _____________ ---_ 71- 75
IX. l\l agazine assembly __________ _____ ___________ ___ _ 76-79
X. Bipod assembly ________________________________ _ Q-4
'a.l. .30 jointed cleanin g rocll\1L _________________ _ 5, 6
XI.
5. F INAL I N~PE "riO N _________________________ _ 87, 8
C HAPTER
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D e. r ription and data ____________________________ _

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*This manual supersedes TM 9-1211, 15 September 1947, and those portions of


TB ORD 507, 1 April 1953, and TB ORD 587, 20 December 1954, pertaining to the
equipm ent described in this manual.

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3.

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

Section I.
1.

GENERAL

Scope

a. These instructions are published for the use of personnel responsible


for field maintenance of t his materiel. They contain information on
maintenance which is beyond the scope of the tools, equipment, or
supplies normally available t o using organizat ion . This publication
doe. not contain information which i intended primarily for the using
organization sin ce uch information is avai lable to ordnance maintenance
per onnel in FM 23- 15.
b. This publication contains a description of and procedures for removal, di a. sembly, inspection, repair and assembly of the cal. .30
Browning automatic rille M1918A2. The appendix contain s a list of
current references, including supply and technical manuals form s, and
other available publications applicable to the cal. .30 Browning automatic rille 11918A2.
c. FM 23-15 contains operating and lubricating instructions for t he
materiel and all maintenance operation allocated to using organizations
in performing maintenance work within their scope.
d. This publication differ from TM 9- 1211, a follow :
(1) Adds information on(a) Inspections.
(b) Cal. .30 jointed cleaning rod n.
(2) Revises information on(a) Field maintenan ce allocation.
(b) Forms, records, and r ports.
(c) Parts, special tools, and equipm ent for field maintenance.
(d) Repair of the weapon.

Field Maintenance Allocation


The publication of instructions for complete disas embly is not to be
construed as aut hority for the perfo rmance by field maintenance units
of tho e fllllctions which have been restricted to depot shops and arsenals.
In general, the pre cribed maintenance responsibilities will apply as reflected in the allocation of maintenance parts listed in the appropriate
columns of ORD 8 S JL A-4. Instructions for depot maintenance are
to b u eel by maintenance companies in the field only when the tactical
ituation makes the repair function imperative. Provision of parts
listed in the depot guide column of ORD 8 supply manual will be made
to field maintenance only when the maintenance to be performed has
been certified by a respon ible officer of the req uisitioning organization .

Forms, Records, and Reports

a. General. Responsibi li ty for the proper execution of forms, records,


and reports rests upon the officers of all units maintaining t his equipment. However , the value of accurate records must be fully appreciated
by all persons respon ible for compilation maintenance, and use. Records, reports, and a ut horized forms are normally utilized to indicate the
type, quantity, and condition of materiel to be in pected, repaired, or
used in repair. Properly executed forms convey authorization and serve
as records for repair or replacement of materiel in the hands of troops and
for delivery of materiel requiring further repair to ordnance shops. The
forms, record , and reports e tablish the work required the progress of
the work within the shops, and the status of the materiel upon completion
of its repair.
b. Authorized Forms. The forms generally applicable t o units maintaining these weapons are li ted io the appendix. For a complete listing
of all forms, see DA Pam 310- 2. For instructions on u of t hese forms,
refer to FM 9- 10.
c. Field Report of Accidents.
(1) I nju1y to ]Jersonnel or damage to materiel. The reports necessary
to comply with t he requirements of the Army afety program
are pre cribed in detail in SR 385- 10- 40. These report are
required whenever accidents involving inj w-y to personnel or
dan1age to materiel occw-.
(2) Ammunition. w henever an accident or malfunction involving
the use of ammunition occurs, firing of t he lot which malfwlctions will be immecliately discontinued. In addition to any
applicable reports required in (1) abov , details of the accident
or malfllllction will be reported as prescribed in SR 700--45-6 .
d. Report of nsatisf actory Eqt~iprnent or lvfaterials. Any deficiencies
detected in the equipment covered herein, which occur under t he circum stances inclicated in AR 700- 38 should be immediately reported in
accordance with the applicable instructions in cited regulation.

Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA

2.

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4. Description
(figs . 1 and 2)
a. The cal. .30 Browning automatic rifle .r 1J918A2 is an air-cooled,
gas-operated , magazine-fed, shoulder-type weapon. It i primarily composed of a barrel and receiver group, trigger guard assembly, gas cylinder
and forearm group, slide and piston group, rear sight assembly, buffer
group, hinged butt plate assembly, magazine a sembly, bipod assembly,
and bolt group.
b. The trigger guard a .embly, located on the bottom of the receiver,
acts as a housing for the trigger mechanism, ejector, magazine catch,
and cyclic change lever.
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c. On the front of the receiver, just below the barrel, is the gas cylinder
and forearm group, within which the slide and piston group reciprocates,
actuated by gas pressure and the recoil spring.
d. The rear sight assembly is located on the top of the receiver just
forward of the butt stock.
e. Inside t he butt stock is the buffer tube , which houses the buffer
group, composed of alternate cones and cups, and the actuator which,
combined with the actuator spring, operates in the passage formed by
t he actuator tube.
f. The rear end of the stock is closed by the hinged butt plate assembly.
g. The magazine assembly, located on the bottom of the receiver towards the front, holds 20 rounds.
h. The bipod assembly is mounted with the fl ash hider and bipod
bearing on the front of the barrel.
i . The bolt group, housing the firing pin and extractor, operates inside
the receiver .
j. The rifle is furnished with a cyclic rate mechanism housed in the butt
stock with a trigger guard mechanism . The cycli c rate mechanism allows two rates of automatic fire, 550 rounds per minute (normal cyclic
rate) and 350 rounds per minute (slow cyclic rate) .
5.

Weight (complete with bipod a nd magazine


assemblies) ______ ______________ ______ l 9.4lb
Weight (less bipod) ___ _______ ______ _____ 17lb
Weight of bipod assem bly ___ ___ ___________ 2.38 lb
Weight of magazine assembly __________ __ 0.44lb
Weight of moving part s ___________ _____ _ 2.25lb
Weight of barrel_ _________ _____ ____ ___ _ 3.65 lb
Length of rifl e ____ __ ___ _____ _____ _____ _ 47.8 in.
Length of barrel_ ___ __ __ _________ _____ _ 24.07 in.
Length of rifling ___ ___ __ _______________ 71.1 cal. (21.41 in .)

Rate of fue _____ _______ ______ ___ ___ ___ _


Cooling system ___ __ _____ __ _________ __ _
Sight radius ________ ___ _____ _____ _____ _
Trigger pull _____________ ____ ____ ______
Ammunition types ____ __ ____ _____ ___ ___

PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT FOR


FIELD MAINTENANCE
6.

General

Tools and equipment and maintenance part over and a bove those
available to the using orga nization are supplied to ordnance fi eld maintenance units for maintaining a nd repairing t he materiel.

7.

Parts

Maintenance pa rts are listed in ORD 8 S L A-4, which i:s the authority
for requisit ioning replacements.

8.

Common Tools and Equipment

Standard and commonly used tools and equipment having general application to this materiel are listed in ORD 6 SNL's J - 8 Section 6 and
J- 10, Section 2, and are authorized by TA and TOE.

9.

Special Tools and Equipment

The special tools and equipment tabulated in table I are li:sted in ORD
6 St-.TL J- 12. This tabulation contains only those special tools and
eq uipment necessary to perform the operations described in this publication, is included for information only, and is not to be used as a basis for
req uisitions.

Tabulated Data

Rifling:
umber of grooves ___ ____ _____ _____
Right-hand ed twist (o ne t urn in ) _____
Depth of grooves __ __ ______________
Cross-sectional a rea of bore ______________
T ype of mechanism_ _ _ ______ _____ ___ __ _
Feeding device ___ ____ __ _____ ___________
Capacity of feeding device ______________

CHAPTER 2

Note. Special tool sets in ORO 6 SNL J- 12, in audition lo ~pcciaJ tools, a l o
con tain sta ndard a nd co mmonl y used tools and equipm ent specifica lly app licable to
this materiel.
Table I . Special Tools and Eqtt-ipmenl f or Field Maintenauce

4
33.3 cal. (10 in .)
0.0040 in.
0.0740 sq in.
gas-operated
magazine
20 rds
500 to 650 rds per min (fast a utom atic)
{ 300 to 450 rd s per min (slow a utom atic)
air
31.125 in.
10 lb max; 6 lb min
ball; AP; tracer

AGO 4471B

R eferences
Identify ing
No.

Item

F ig.

Usc
P ar.

50a(2)

bbl

6316006

4, 10

cleaning,
BRUSH,
chamber, cal. .30,
Ml.
EXTRACTOR, ruptwed cartridge case,
cal. .30, Mk II.
FILLER, magaz ine,
cal. .30.

6528362

5507912

--- - - - - -- - -- For extractiug ruptured


cartridges.

5507913

--------- ---

BLOCK, vise,
holding, S.

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T o provide positive reten tion a ud prevent


di stortion of barrel
wh en clamped in vise.
-- - - - ------- To clean the cha mber.

T o aiel in loadjx1g magazine ra pid ly.

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Special 'l'ool" and Eq1tipment for Field Maintenance- continued

H cfcrt"nces

IdcntifyiUJ< , _

Hom

No.

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Fil(.

_ __ _ _
Par.

Use

--------- 1---------------GAGE, breech bore,


cal. .30.

556-13~:3

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5 l a(2J(c J,
88

GAGE,
heads pace,
cal. .:30, 1.9.J.O in.

i3 199-14

3, 5

27b( 1), 88

headspacc,
GAGE,
cal. .30, 1.!J50 in.

7:3 19H5-I

:3, 5

27b(2), 88

GAGE, plug, NO GO,


gas cyl, cal. .30,
dia 0.053.
GAGE, ring, OGO,
piston dia, cal. .30,
clia 0.-!94.
REFLECTOR, bbl,
cal .. 30.

"07720-1

3, 2

2:3.f, 68b(3 ),
8

ROLL, tool, canvas


empty, i\Il2.
TOOL,
a linement,
buffer tube, cal. .30.
Composed of:
PARALLEL. ____
PLUG ____ _____ _
SPACER ________
TOOL, clean ing, gas

5077201

3, 25

20b, 64c(2 J,
88

726578

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51a(2l (b)

631G00 1

-!,

7ll3327
7113326
7113328

4, 16
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-!, 13,
20
3, 27

53a(2)
53a(2)
50r(5),
53a(2)
23.f, 65a,
68b(2)

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G7b(-l), 69c,

726 211

TOOL, comb _______ _ 72G6-!50

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53a(:2)

70a

CAL. .30 PISTON


DIA NO GO RING
GAGE-507720 1

To provide a ligh t reflecting surface for vis


ual inspection of rifle
bore without removing
th e barrel from re
cc ivcr.

CAL .30 BREECH BORE


.
GAGE-5564343

GAS CYLINDER
CLEANING TOOL7268211

1.940-IN. CAL .30


HEADSPACE GAGE7319944

G5U7:38!J

c~ lind er.

WRENCH
single,
open end, receiver
and bbl.

To gage the lands at the


breech end of the bar
rei to detcrn:tine its
serviceability.
To gage t he distance be
tween the ~houlder o
the chn.m l or and the
face of the bolt.
To gage the di stance be
tween the shou lder o
the chamber and the
face of the bolt.
To gage the in ide cliam
eter of the gas cyl
inder.
To gage the diameter of
the piston.

G:316005

4, 10

50a(2)

To position the buffc


tube in receiver so tha
one of eigh t grooves ir
bead of buffer tube lie
centrally
horizonta
\l"ith top of receiver.

CAL. .30 GAS CYLINDER NO GO


PLUG GAGE-5077204

1.950-IN. CAL. .30


HEADSPACE GAGE7319954
RA PD 917520

Figure 3. SJJeciol tools for Jield maintenance.

To remove carbon from


gas cylinder and face
of piston.
To assemble and disas
semble weapon (F:\
23- 15) .
To remove receiver from
barrel.

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CHAPTER 3
INSPECTIONS
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Section I.

GENERAL

10. Scope
Paragraphs 10 through 31 provide specific instructions for the technical inspection by ordnance maintenance personnel of materiel either in
the hands of troops or when received for repair in ordnance shops. It
also briefly describes the in-proce s inspection of materiel during repair
and the final inspection after repair has been completed . Troubleshooting information is incorporated wherever applicable as a normal phase
of inspection.
11. Purpose of Inspections
Inspections are made for the purposes of (1) determining the condition
of an item as to serviceability, (2) recognizing conditions that would
cause failure, (3) assuring proper application of maintenance policies at
prescribed levels, and (4) determining the ability of a unit to accomplish
its maintenance and supply mis. ions.
12. Categories of Inspection
In general, five categories of inspection are performed by ordnance
maintenance personnel.
a. Overall I nspection. This is a periodic overall inspection performed
by a contact party on materiel in the hands of troops and an inspection
performed by maintenance company personnel when materiel is evacuated to the ordnance company . The inspection of evacuated materiel
is more thorough and includes check and repair of minor points that
should not be required in the inspection performed by a contact party.
b. Preembcakation I nspection. This inspection is conducted on materiel
in alerted units sched uled for oversea duty, to insure that such materiel
will not become unserviceable or n~orn out in a relatively short t ime. It
prescribes a higher percentage of remaining usable life in serviceable
materiel to meet a specific need beyond minimum serviceability.
c. I n-P1ocess I nspections. These are inspections performed in the
process of repairing the materiel. This is to insm e that all parts conform to the prescribed standards, that the workmanship is in accordance
with approved methods and procedures, and that defi ciencies not disclosed 1:: r the preliminary inspection are found and corrected. Detailed
inst ructio s are contained in chapter 4.
d. Final I nspection. This is an acceptance inspection performed by a
final inspector after repair has been completed, to insure that the materiel
is acceptable for return to user according to the standards establi heel .
Detailed instructions are contained in chapter 5.
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e. Spot-Check In specti on. This is a periodic overall inspection performed on on ly a percent age of t he materiel in each unit, to determin e
the adequacy and effectiveness of organizational and field maintenance.

Section II.

13.

INSPECTION OF MATERIEL IN HANDS OF TROOPS

Precautions

Before starting a t echni cal inspection, be sure t o clear t he weapon. Do


not touch the trigger until the weapon has been cleared . Inspect the
bore and hamber to insure that they are empty and check to see that
no ammunition is in position to be in troduced. Avoid hav ing live ammunit ion in the vicini ty of the work.

14.

General

a. R efer toT 1 9- 1100 for responsibilities and fundamental duties of


in pecting personnel, the neces ary notice and preparations t o be made,
forms to be used, and general procedmes and methods to be followed by
in pectors. Mat eriel t o be inspected includes organizational spare parts
and equipment and the stocks of cleaning and preserving materi als.
b. Check to see that the weapon ha been cleaned of all corrosionprevent ive compound, grease, excessive oil , dirt, or foreign matter whi ch
might interfere with proper fun ctioni ng or obscure t he true condi tion of
the parts.
c. f ake an overall in pection of t he weapon for general appearance,
condit ion, operation, and manual fun ctioning. U. e dummy or drill
car tridge .
d . D etermi ne serviceabili ty, i. e., the degree of serviceability, completene , and reacliness for immediate use, with pecial reference to safe
and proper functioning of the materi el. If t he ma teriel is found serviceable it "ill be ont inued in service. In the event it is found un ervi ea ble or incipient failmes are discl o eel , t he defi ciencies will be corrected
on t he pot or advice given a: to corrective measm es when applicable,
or, if nece ary, the materiel \\ill be tagged for delivery to and repair by,
ordnance maintenance per onnel.

e. Determine causes of mechani cal and ftmctional difficulties that


troops may be experi encing and check for apparent re ults of lack of
lrno,Yleclge mi inform ati on neglect , improper handling and storage, secmity , and preservation.

f. Check on a pplication of all urgen t modifications, and if any unauthOLized alterations have been made, or if work beyond the a uthorized
scope of the unit is bein g attempted 'l:WO ORD A4- W6 which provides
the rifle with the late:t gas cylinder assembly is considered mandatory;
however, a] o check DA P am 310- 4 and the current modification \\"Ork
order file for any additional work orders promulgated ubsequent to
t his printing.
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g. In -true!; the using personnel in proper preventive-maintenan ce


procedmes where fow1d in adequate.
h. Check on completene s of the organizational maintenance allowan ces and procedures for obtaining repleni hments.
i . Satisfactory metal fini shes for weapon s range from dense black to
medium light gray.
'ertain smal l a rm weapons are manufactured with
an unusual hade of neut ral gray fini h. Since t h is fini sh (gray zin c
phosph ate) is an accepted D epartment of t he Army standard , t hese
weapons will not be reject ed by in pec tors or t roop for this condition.
Rigid restri ctions on shiny metal smfaces \vil1 not be carried to an extreme. A "orn surface is obj ectionable from the standpoint of visibility
when it is capa ble of reflectin g light, ome,Yha t as a mirror does. Check
to see t hat all rear sigh ts have a dull black or gray fini h on all smfaces.
.f. Wooden components must not be cracked in such a way as to interfere with the structw-al strength. Surface cracks bruises, or dents that
do not affect t heir strength hould not cau e rejection.
k. Ligh t pit ting of the barrel, even t hough plainly visible, is not cause
for rejecting a weapon. I t does not affect t he accuracy materi ally, but
i a disadvan tage because it interferes wit h subsequent cleanings. A
barrel that is Ulliformly pitted out wit h the edges of the lands sharp is
accepta ble, provided the breech bore readin g of the barrel is ~atisfactory .
Only t ho e barrel ho\Ying developed pits or pits cutting int o the la nd
are unsatisfactory . Pits in the chamber large enough to cause extraction
difficulties \viii be cau e for rejection. Ringed bore or bores ringed sufficient ly to bulge t he out. ide surface a re cause for rejection.
l. Loosene. and play in uch components as sigh ts, gas cylinders, etc.,
may be cau. e for rejection. In many ca e , hO\Yever, the importance of
such defects is exaggerated. Loo. ene a nd play must be considera ble
to affect t he accm acy of a weapon beyond it natural eli persian . All
weapons, especially aut om ati c guns, must have play between working
components t o permit them to operate in localities where sand and dust
are prevalent . A "' eapon may be completely useless if its working parts
are fit ted 1\ith insufficien t clearan ce.
.
m . Minor defects in metal components do not normally affect t heir
being accept ab le. Sera ches and tool m ark on barrels a re ordin arily of
no importance.

15 . Rifle
a. Hand-operate and check assemblies and parts for functioning and
smoot hne s of operation.
b. Inspect fit of m agazine in receiver and functioning of magazine
cat ch and catch release with magazine.
c. Using magazine and dwnmy cart ridges, test the loacling function of
bolt and flm ctioning of the extractor and t he ejector. "\\ Then inspecting,
use a sen r. il'eable magazine, as a worn retaining lug on t he magazine may
allow mag .zine to drop , thus affecting the feed fun ction of t he bolt.
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d. Inspeet locking action of bolt lock and bolt.


e. Fire several rounds of service ammLmition, and examine primers of
fired casings. If primer shows indications of being set back in firing pin

hole of bolt, due to an enlarged fi ring pin h ole or re essive weat of bolt
face, replace the bolt.
Warnin g: Test-fire when and where conditions permit, considering
safety and expediency.

16. SIGHTS
a. Check front sight base for looseness on the barrel, and check blade
for looseness in the base.
b. B lade must be straight and top of the blade square and properly
darkened.
c. In pect rear sight base for looseness on receiver.
d. Inspect windage scale for looseness on base.
e. Check spring for functioning.
f. Inspect fun ctioning of elevat ing :>crew and leaf with sli de. Both
must operate freely a nd retain setting .
g. Windage knob will turn freely by hanrl and retain set. An acceptable dull finish is required on all parts.
17.

Bipod Group

a. Inspect bipod assembly for proper fit on flash hider bearing.


b. Inspect bipod assembly for looseness on barrel.
c. Inspect for missing or broken friction washer an d sight cover.
d. Sliding legs will move readily to any position and wil l be locked and
held by the bipod leg thumbscrews.
18.
Note .
checks.

Barrel and Receiver Group


Weapon must be field-stripped (FM 23-15) to perform pertinent gage

a. Inspect headspace as described in paragraph 27.


b. Check breech bore dim ension, using breech bore gage 556-3-3
(fig . 3). Insert the gage into the chamber. Looking through the ejection port and using the calibrated scale of the gage, read indi cation that
appears just flush 'i\rith the rear face of the barrel. It should be 0.3 10
in ch or less.
c. Inspect receiver for wear, burs, rust, and foreign matter.
d. Inspect for loose bolt supports.
e. Inspect bolt lock recess in top of receiver. Check especiall y where
lock seats when bolt is locked . Burs here will affect headspace.
f . Inspect operating handle for functioning and free movement in
slideways. Inspect plunger for free movement and spring tension.
g. Top plate should not be loose and a drive fit is required.
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19.

Bolt Group

a. Inspect firing pin hole for out-of-round.


It should be approximately three
thirty-seconds inch.
c. Check firing pin for broken point, wear, bms, and fracture.
d. Remove extractor. Check spring for set or fracture, and check lips
of extractor for wear.
e. Check bolt link and lock for excessive wear, burs, and galling.
Check holes for out-of-row1d.
b. Check firing pin protrusion.

20.

Slide and Piston Group

a. Check fit between piston and slide.


b. Total endplay of piston should approximate one-eighth inch in any
direction and face of piston must not strike gas cylinder body when slide
is in fully forward position. Gage piston, using NO GO gage 5077201
(fig. 3) . Piston h ead should not enter gage. To gage, first clean piston
thoroughly of all carbon and fouling, and determine that surfaces of head
ring are smooth and polished. Wipe piston head and gage with a slightly
oiled doth and try to pass gage over piston head . (Only light pressure
should be exerted on gage.)
c. Inspect slide for burs, deformation, galling, or battered rear end.
d. Check hammer pin hole for out -of-round .
21.

Trigger Guard Assembly

a. Check functioning by hand operation.


b. Check change lever for movement in all po:;ition. a ucl a bility to retain setting.
c. 'heck ejector for bws fracture , or clefonnat,iou.
ct. Check all springs for tension and set.
e. Check magazine release and catch for proper furtctioning .

22 .

Buffer and Actuator Group

a. Check actuator for free movement in actuator tube.


b. Check actuator spring for kinks, rust, and free length.
c. Check buffer head assembly for burs, missing key , and sear release
for free movement and correct assembly. Check cones a nd cups for set
and proper assembly .
23 .

Gas Cylinder Group

a. Inspect gas cylinder for dents, cracks, deformat ion, and distortion.
b. Check gas port in the gas cylinder body to be swe it is free of carbon or other foreign matter.
c. Check gas cylinder body for burred or stripped threads.
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15

d. Check the three ga ports in the gas regulator for carbon or other
foreign matter.
e. Be sure that dust bield is present.
f. Inspect, gas cylinder body for wear, using gas cylinder gage 507720
(fig. 3). This is a N 0 GO gag and boule! not enter the gas cylinder
body. Before gaging t he cylinder clean thoroughly to remove all carbon depo its and foreign matter, using ga cylinder cleaning tool 7268211
(fig. 4). Use crocus cloth to polish , and if nece sary, wipe cylinder and
gage with a slightly oiled cloth and try to insert gage into cylinder. If
the gage enters, it is unserviceable. (Only light pre ure should be exerted on gage.)

24.

26.

Equipment

a. Make lue all spare parts and equ.i pm ent, are on hand and in good
eonclition.
b. Slings will be compl 'te a semblies with keepers, frog, and hooks
attached. Leather sling wi ll be .oft and pliable. When the sling is
bent double over a l -inch rolU1cl bar, there should be no cracking of the
leather. Leather slings will not be issued when the pre ent supply is
dep leted. Web lings wi 11 not be rotted or baclly tainecl . Special
attention should be given to the point at which metal is attached, to
see that rust has not weakened the sling.
lightly soiled web slings may
be crubbed with a mild ' ' o. However, care should be taken to preserve the olive-dmb colo'

Stock and Forearm Grou p

a. Butt plate 11-ill fit properly and scre11s will not be stripped or have
mutilated beads.
b. Butt swivel ll'ill be secme, screws \\ill not be mutilated, and wivel
screw will be tight and taked.
c. Butt stocks will be checked for warping loose fit, and crack .
d. Forearm will be in pected in accordance with instructions in paragraph 14j.

27.

Headspace

b. In testing trigger pllll of rifles, the inspector will use two weight ,
one of 6 pounds and one of 10 pollnds.
c. Check to insure that the change lever is set at the A or F position
and that the rifle is cocked . Rest the trigger "eight on the floor or
ground, and insert the hook of trigger weight wire through the trigger
guard body bow to bear on the trigger, so that pressme is applied onequarter inch from the lower end or tip of trigger. With the barrel of the
rifle held at a 30 angle to the vertical, carefully rai e the weight from t he
floor. If the 6-pound weight pulls or the 10-pound weight fails to pull
the trigger to rel ease the slide, correct (par. 6e). Exercise care during
the test to determine that the wire ontacts the trigger only bat it
does not rub against the trigger guard body or stock, and tha wire and
axis of bore are parallel and perpendicular.

a. Geneml.
(1) Definition. Headspace 01
' cal. .30 Brmvning automatic rifle
l\l1918A2 is the clistance between the shoulder of the chamber
and the face of the bolt when the bolt is in " locked position. "
(2) E.f)'ect of heaclspace on operation. If heaclspace is insufficient, the
bolt does not fu lly lock behind the cartridge IYithout being
forced. If headspace is exce. sive, the cartridge ha too much
play in the chamber when the bolt i locked behind it. Either
conclition i liD afe.
(3) Cause of variation in heaclspace. A component parts of the rifie
are manufactm d to close tolerances and headspaee is carefully
checked at manufacture, a variation usually i due to wear,
cau ing exces iv head pace to develop. However, assembly
of parts with maximum tolerances results in either excessive or
in suffi cient headspace. Exces ive heaclspace due to wear is
caused by advanced chamber shoulder in the barrel, worn face
of bolt, 1vorn locking boulder of bolt lock or worn locking
reces in receiver.
b. Gaging Headspace (fig. 5). Headspace is gaged with the firing pin
and extractor removed from the bolt, reco il spring and gllicle remov cJ
from the slide and piston group, operating handle removed from the receiver, and the trigger guard a embly removed from the rifle. With the
inspector's bore reflector, examine the chamber to mak certain that it is
clean. Place the bolt a sembly (minus firing pin and extractor), with
bolt link assembled, in the receiver. Then install the slide and piston
group (min us spring and guide), and fit the hammer into its seat in .!ide
and in. ert hamm r pin. Work the slide back and forth several times by
hand to il1sUJ'e that the part~; are co rrectly as embled. In tall the ga.
cylinder and forearm group and lock it in position with ga cylinder retaining pin. \Yith slide pu heel fully fonmrd note the relative position
of the hamm er pin with reference to the fonmrcl part of its lot inside of.

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Trigger Pull

a. Test trigger pull for smoothness and pre sm e exerted. Trigger pull
should be clean, without creep, and smooth in action. The for e exerted
to relea. e slide is no le than 6 pound , nor more than 10 pow1ds. If the
pull i rough, not within pecified limit or excessive creep i present,
check for 1vear or bws on ear and slide notch or for interference between
trigger and housing.
ole. The word " creep" is in terpreted to mean any peiceptiblc movement in the
lrigger pull bet\\'een the time the slack is taken up and the !ide is relea ed, with
pressure applied at a uniform rate of increase over a period of not les than 10 seconds.

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receiver. It will be found that there is a clearance of from one thirtysecond to three sixty-fourths inch between the hammer pin and t he forward part of the slot. This position of the hammer pin is referred to as
the "locked position. "
POSI T ION OF HAMMER PIN WITH HEAD
SPACE GAGE-7319954 IN CHAMBER
SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN
3/8 INCH FROM "LOCKED POSITION "

POSITION OF HAMMER PIN WHEN IN


"LOCKED POSI TION" WITH HEADSPACE
GAGE-7319944 IN CHAMBER SHOULD
BE FROM 1/32 TO 3/64 INCH

29.

Examine all spare parts, tools, and equipment for completeness and
serviceability. Rep lace any defective items. It is not normally necessary to inspect items in sealed packages, siuce they have been inspected
for serviceabili ty prior to packaging and dW'iug ' torage.

Section IV.

30.

l /32 IN. TO 3/64 IN

Organizational Spare Parts, Tools, and Equipment

INSPECTION OF MATERIEL RECEIVED IN


ORDNANCE SHOPS

General

A techni caJ inspection imilar to that in paragraphs lei: through 27 i:.;


performed. In addition, the e:deut of repa.irs necessary is determiuecl
and an estimate is made of the parts required. A troubleshooting iuspection i performed, as necessary, to localize malfunction and apply corrective measmes.

31.
RA PD 909308

Fig ure 5 .

Gaging heads pace.

Troubleshooting

Table II li. ts mali'unction. , their probable causes and proposed corrective actions. For troubleshooting information " 'ithin the scope of
organizational maintenance, see FJ\I 23- 15.

(1) JYfinimum headspace. To test for minimLm1 headspace, place the

1.9-0-inch headspace gage 73199H (fig. 3) in the chamber and


move the slide forward. Note the po ition of the hammer pin .
It should be in the locked position (fig. 5) . If the hammer pin
is in the locked position, the minimum headspace is correct.
If the hammer pin i. stopped before reachil:tg the locked position, t he headspace is insufficient and should be corrected
by depot maintenance.
Note.

Never use force again t the gage to obtain locked position .

(2) Maximwn headspace. To test for maximLLm heaclspace, place


the 1.950-inch headspace gage 7319954 (fig. 3) in the chamber
and move the slide forward until stopped by the gage. Note
position of hammer pin. It should be not less than three-eighths
inch from the locked position (fig. 5). If the hammer pin is not
stopped on or before it i in tb.is position, the headspace i. excessive and should be corrected by depot maintenance.

Section Ill.

28.

PREEMBARKA TION INSPECTION

Rifle

a. Proceed as in paragraphs 13 through 27 and in b and c below.


b. Do not reject the rifle for oversea use unl ess exterior parts have a
distinct shine; also, bright rear sights \"Vi ii not be permitted on weapons
for oversea u. e.
r.. The breech bore dimension (par. l8b) should be 0.306 inch or less.
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Table II.
Malfunction

Troubleshooting

Probable causes

Correeti \"e action

Failure to feed _____ _____ _ Dirty or dented magazine


body.
\Yeak or broken magazine spring.
\\' orn or broken magaziuc
catc h.
Damaged sear or sea r
Failu re or slide to cock
no tc h in lide.
Broken sear spring __ ____ _

R eplace magazine (pa rs. 76


anJ 79) .
Replace magazine (pars. 76
and 79).
Heplace magaz ine ca tch
(par' . H an d -+7 ).
Replace slid e or sear (pars.
-+.J a nd -+7 ).
R eplace sear -pring (pars.
-lA and 47 ) .
Clean a nd remov.e bur~
(pars. 44 a nd .J7 l.
Correct (pars. ,J-1 a nd .J7 ).

Burs or foreign matter iu


sear notc h.
Failure of bolt lo retract
suffici ently.
Failme to tire ________ __ _ W eak recoil spring ___ ___ _ Heplace recoil spring (p:1rs.
63 a nti 66 ) .
\\' orn or broken !iring Replace fuing pin (pa rs. 5-l
pin.
nnd 57).
\Y orn or broken sea1 H.eplace se~u spring (p:.tr~. -1-1
pring.
a nd 47).
Defective sear or ha mm e1 Replace sca r (pars. -+-+ mHI
-l7 ) or ha mmer (par . 54
w1d 57) .

Weak ejection__ ________ _ \'Yarn ejector_ __________ _ R epai r ejecto r (pars . .J -1 and
1

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Table II.
Malfunction

CHAPTER 4

T1oubleshooting-continued
Probable cause

Corrective aclion

Failure to eject ________ __ JJirLy or clogged ga ports _ Clean and properly adjust
cylinder assembly
ga
(pars. 67 a nd 70).
Broken ejector _____ ____ _ Replace ejector (pars. 4<1 and
47).
Weak or broken ejector Rep lace ejector lock a nd/ or
spring (pars. 44 an d 47 ) .
lo k and / or ejector
lock pring.
Failure to extract ___ ____ _ Damaged or broken ex- Replace extractor (pars. 54
and 57).
tractor claw.
Broken or missing ex- Rep lace extractor spring
(pars. 5-l and 57).
tractor pring.
Failme to pull off with Sear pring not correctly Reposition ear spring (pru .
44 and 47).
positioned.
change lever set at For
A. Muzzle depre sed.

REPAIR
Section I.
32.

General

General

a. Information and instru ctions contained herein are supplem entary


to instruction fo r the using organization contained in FM 23- 15.
b. In tltis publi cation, the main group of th weapon are d.i sassemblecl,
inspected , replaced or repaired , and a ... em bled. For information on elisa sem bly of the weapon permitted by organizational maintenance peronnel, refer to FM 23- 15.
33.

Cleaning and Lubrication

a. General. R efer to FM 23- 15 for using arm information on cleaning,


cleaning agents, and precautions to be ob erved in cleaning. Inform ation for ordnance personnel is given in b through e below.
b. Cleaning JYI ateriel R eceived From Storage.
(1) Materiel received in or lnance hops from storage \'\rill be cleaned
by any available applicable cleaning process (TM 9- 1005).
(2) If some time is to elap e before t he .tart of repair or rebuild
operations apply a light grade of preservative oil to all polished
metal surfaces t o prevent ru ting.
c. Cleaning Ajte1 Repai1. After repair operation and prior to assembly remove sh op dirt and other foreign matter from al l m etal surfaces by any avai labl applicable cleaning proces: (TM 9- 1005).
d. Cleaning After hop I nspection. After in-proress shop inspections
clip parts in a tank containing fingerprint remover oil (type A), remove
(use rubber gloves) , and dry thoroughly with dry, ompressed air (provided with moi t ure filter trap.) or by wiping \\ith clean, unt -free , dry
cloths.
pply preservatives a soon as possible after cleaning.
e. Lubrication. Oil and lubricate the rifle in accordan ce wi.th instructions in F f 23- 15. General in t ructions on lubri cation a re covered in
TM 9- 2835. Lubri cating materials are listed in ORD 3 NL I - 1 and
t heir uses are explained in Tl\II 9- 850.

34.

General Repair Methods

a. Disas embly and As embly Procedwes.


(1) In disassembung a unit, remove the major subassembues a nd
a semblies whenever possible. Subassembli es may then be elisa sembled, a necessary, into indi vidual pa rts .
(2) Dwing a. :cm bly, uba semblies hould be a:sem lled first and
then in tallecl to form a complete unit .
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21

(3)

omplete disassembly of a w1it is not always necessary in order


to make a required repair or replacement. Good judgment
bould be exercised to keep el i. assembly operations to a min imum .
b. Replacement of Parts.
( I) Un erviceable and unrepairable as. emblie will be broken down
into items of issue and serviceable part s wi ll be returned to
stock. Parts or a semblie Lhat cannoL be repaired or reclaimed to the .tandards et forth in thi. pub lication will be rep laced as indicated.
(2) \\<hen assembling a unit, rep lace taper pins and cotter pin with
new one , if possible. If scre\YS or nuts are damaged they
should be replaced.
(3) All. prings should be replaced if they are broken, kinked , cracked,
or fail to f\m ction properly.
(4) If a r quired tPW part is not avail able, recondition ing of the
old part i. req uired. Such parts should b examined carefully
after reconditioning to determine their serviceability.

C se of Tools.
(1) Care mu t be exercised to use tool that are suitable fo r the task
Lo be performed , in order to avoid mutilation of parts and / or
damage to tool..
(2) Special tools (ch . 2) are provided for maintenance of the rifle.
These tool should be used only for the purpo e for \Yhich they
are intended.
d. W elding and Ri1 Lin g. For v-elcling instruction and weldi ng material , refer to Tl\1 9-2852 and ORD 3 S -L K- 2.
e. Repairing Damaged Th rea ds. Damaged thread should be repaired
by use of a th read restorer or by chasing on a lathe.
f. Fini8hed 8wjaces. Repain al l urface on wbjch paint has deteriorated or become damaged (TM 9-285 1) .
c.

35.

Removal of Excessive Carbon and Rust

Light rus and carbon may generally be removed with a cloth moistened
with ugh oil or rifle-! ore cleaner olvent cleaning compound. If t his
does not suffice crocu. cloth or fine abrasive cloth may be u eel.
are
should be observed not to scratch or alter surface cleaned and to t horoughly remove all dirt and abrasive before assembling the parts. Avoid
t he u c of any abra. ive that may remove phosphate coating, zinc p lating,
or cadmium plating.

36.

Removal of Burs From Threads, Screwheads, and Working


Surfaces

screwheads, threads, and like surfaces should be removed 1viih a fine file.
B w-s or roughness on working sw{aces hould be removed with a fine
sharpening stone.
Caution: Care shoul I be observed to sLone and file evenly and lightly
a nd not to remove more metal than is ab. olutely necessary and to maintain correct contow of .-urfaces worked on. P art or a semblie hou ld
never be altered in any way that would affect interchangeability of parts.

37.

Wooden Components

D ents or m ut ilations that do not affect trength or general appearance


may be sanded out.. Wood dough (plastic wood ub titute) may be
u eel, if practi cable. Unvarnished \\ooden component , such as hand
gua rds will be anded all over. Patching is pemitted where strength
is not affected. Components cracked in such a manner that strength is
affected will be replaced. Unvarnished wooden components .-hould b
t reated with fungicide solution G-4 (powdered form) mixed in linseed oi l
mixtme.

38.

Repair of Damaged Machined and Polished Surfaces

Rough sp ots, cores, bur , galling, and gouges will be moothed so that
t he part will efficiently perfo rm its normal fLm ction. The finish of th
repaired part will apprm.:imate that of Lhe original finish. In performing
any of these operations, riti cal dimensions will not be altered.

39.

Barrels

a. Barrel \l"ill be free of cono ion, powder fouling , bu lges, and rings.
M uz7iles will be hee of bur. Fine pits are allowed if they do not affect
the sbarpnes of lands materially. Pits are allmved in the chamber if
they a re nol large enough to cause extraction difficulties. Barrels wi ll
be replaced if lands are worn to the extent that accuracy is affected or ir
pits are as wide as the lands, grooves, or are more than three-eigh lh.in ch long.
b. P owder burns, exterior irregularitie . and deformation not affecting
t he functimung or appearance are acceptable.
40.

Springs

Replace a ll spri ngs that are corroded, weak, or

41.

Test all man ually operated safety feaLwcs for satisfactory operation.

42.

Function-Firing

a. Foll owin g repair, fire each rifle as follow. if facilities are available
i11 t hird or fou rth echelon:
Rounds

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torLccl.

Functioning of Safeties

During t he entire life of the weapon, polishing and stoning are necessary to relieve fri ction and to remove bws set up by firing. B urs on
22

c[j

20
20
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Gas port

Medium
Medium

C flange le-ver position

Full Automatic
Reduced uutomut.ic

23

If weapons do not function satisfactorily , additional rounds are authorized. Weapons that fail to meet the test are to be corrected by replacement of defective component or by performjng such repair as required.
b. All weapons will be cleaned as soon as possible after all firing tests
have been completed and each day thereafter for 3 days making a total
of -! consecutive days. An alternate method of scheduling cleaning operations is to clean al l weapons immediately after function-firing and two
successive times following the fust cleaning; cleaning intervals should
be at least 16 hours 1\ith not more than 72 hours between any two successive cleanings.
c. Special care should be taken to insure that bolt faees, pistons,
breech end of receiver, and other parts subjected to burned powder residues are thoroughly cleaned. These parts should be scrubbed with a
bristle brush moistened with rifle-bore cleaner solvent cleanillg compound .
d. A single cleaning of the bore and chamber of function-fued weapons
with steam or hot water (not less than 200 F.) is acceptable in Lieu of the
cleaning in b above . The steam or hot water may be applied by hand
or machine and the bore and chamber air-dried. The bore and chamber
will then be scrubbed with a snug-fitting wire brush dipped in rifle-bore
cleaner solvent cleanillg ompound. Three my patches will then be
passed through the bore and chamber, followed by one patch saturated
with prescribed oil.

43.

Table III.

Operation
No.

9
10

11
12
13
1-!
15
16
17
18

19
20
21
22
23
24
25

The information in table III illustrates the sequence of operations necessary dming repair of the weapon. Special machines, tools, and gages
required for an operation are indicated opposite the operation.
Operations Ra ttle Sheet for Cal ..SO Browning Automatic Rifle

Operation

No.

Operation

?>lachine

--------- \------------------------------

1
2

Tools

5
6
7
8

26
27
28
29

44.

Unpack.
D egrease________________________ _ See Tl\1
R ecord seri al numbers.
Di assembl e into ubassemb lies ______ ----- - --- 7:266-50
Disasseml le subasse mblies ______ ____ --- ---- - - 7:266-50
Clean al l parts.
Inspect wooden com ponents.
Inspect metal components:
Inspect for excessive "ear in
bolt lock shoulder in receiver.
Inspect bolt assemb ly.
Inspect gas cylinder_ _______ ___ ---- -- ---- ~ 556-~ 1 --l5077204
Inspect gas pi ton ___________ __ - -------- ------- - - -- 5077201

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1\ 1o.chi ne

Tools

Gages

Inspect a ll other parts for serviceability.


R emove barrel from receiver if Vise ___ _
necessary.
Inspect barrel and receiver:
Inspect barrel visuall.' for pits
aucl dents.
Inspect bore _________________ _
Assemble barrel to receiver or re- Vise____
ba rrel if neces ary.
Do necessary repai ring or part. nR
req uired.
Inspect.
Do necessary polishing of pru'tR aR
required.
Inspect.
R epair and sand stoc k and forearms.
Inspect.
Sandblast parts requiring refin ishing.
R efini sh.
Inspect.
Assemb.le subassemb lies ________________ _____
Assemble subassemblies to ri.fie ______ --------Inspect.
Function-fire.
Do necessary repairing.

6316006,
6316005
7265788
55643-J-3
6316006,
6316005

7266-50
7266450

Clean rifle.
Final inspection.
Record serial uumher.
Pre erve and pack.

Gages

9- 1005.

Operation

Note. D o operations 23 anU 2-J again if


repair is performed.

~119/B.ri :J

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Operations Route Sheet

Table III.

Operations Route Sheet jo1 Cal .. 30 B1o wning ilutomatic Rifie


M19181Hi- continued

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Section II. TRIGGER GU ARD ASSEMBLY


Removal and disassembly

Refer to FM 23- 15 for removal and clisas embly of the trigger guard
assembly (fig. 6).

45.

Inspection

a. Geneml. In spect all parts for damage and excessive wear that
might cause malfunction , burs, rust foreign matter in recesses, deformation, and free action with mating parts.
b. TTi ggeT (Riveted) (figs. 6 and 7). Inspect trigger for full action on
pin with respect to guard. In pect com1ector pin to see if it is riveted
securely in place. Rear proj ections at the h eel of trigger must be free
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25

SEAR-5564299

L1-!Jib..

COUNTERRECOi
SPRING--:-5 153133!

\SEAR RELEASE STOP


~IJ.VER-6147487

EJ ECTOR-60 19639

/;,_

MAGAZINE CATCH SPRING-5153 130

EJECTOR

~TRIGGER CONNECTOR-6019636

LOCK-~ ~

5022225~

~~

EJECTOR LOCK ' /


SPRING-5153132 f /

>

MAGAZINE RELEASE-5022242

"
0

RA PD 134734

Figure 6.

Trigger (Jnnrrl rts-Selli.bly- xplorled view.

>

"0
MAGAZINE CATCH 5022216

TRIGGER
CONNECTOR6019636

TRIGGER ASSY6019684

88 DEG

SEAR-5564299

SEAR RELEASE STOP


LEVER-6147487

CHANGE LEVER5509Q71

EJECTOR-6019639

Figure 7.

SEAR CARRIER
-6147499

Tmpo1tant point to be inspected on trigger gumd assembly pa-rts.

RAPD 917550

of wear that would affect operation of safety. Top rear corner should
be sharp, not beveled, at point where it enters the notch in change lever.
Inspect heel and tip for sufficient clearance with bore of guard for full
retraction.
c. Trigger Connector (figs. 6 and 7). Inspect top bearing surface of
trigger connector where it contacts sear and sear rel ease stop lever. This
is a critical surface, as excessive wear or burs may affect function of sear
and stop lever. Inspect rear toe of connector where it contacts tongue
in change lever apertme and fron t sloping surface (sear carrier ramp) for
>Tear and burs. Profile must be clearly defined and all operating and
camming surfaces free of excessive wear that may affect functioning.
d. Sear (figs. 6 and 7). Inspect sear for looseness orr pin. Inspect sear
pin for urrclue wear at ends and for burs. (Vi ear of pin at end is increased clue to movement in elongated hole in t rigger guard.) Inspect
sear for deformation, wear, and burs on forward lower camming smface
contacting connector and on rear upper camming surface contacting sear
release. Rear beveled camming smface must be perfectly smooth.
Inspect sear notch faces (rear and top) for wear and bms. Sear notch
should be smooth and free from lm ife or wire edge.
No te. Sea r pin holes in trigger guard and t rigger pin holes in sear carrier are
elonga ted to allow play of mec hanism, relative to counterrecoil spring, to absorb jar
of counterrecoil on t he mechanism.

e. Sear Spring (fig. 8).


(1) D etermine if sear spring is of latest design. Modify sear springs
of ea rly manufacture, which do not have the %'2-inch notch
at the rear end, to conform to the latest design (par. 46g).
(2) Inspect sear spring for functioning \Tit h sear and connector,
looseness in retaining slots in trigger guard body, deformation,
fracture, and ''ear. The two side prongs of spring should bear
evenly on shoulders on fonYarcl end of sear. Center prong lies
below forward end of stop lever and bears on forward ramp of
connector. Prongs are even when at rest and curved down\rard. Forward end of spring should be well seated in its lateral
notch in trigger guard body.
f. Sear R elease Stop L ever (figs. 6 and 7) . Inspect sear release stop
lever for \Year and burs on forward lower surface where it contact s conn ector and on rear smface where sear release strikes. Rear nose may
become expanded clue to action of sear release and thus bind in sear.
g. Sear Carrier (R iveted) (figs. G and 7). Inspect sear carrier for loose,
fractured , worn, or burred connector stop (riveted on right end) . Inspect
connector caroming surface for wear a nd burs.
h. Change L ever (figs. G and 7) . Inspect change lever for functioning
with connector and trigger, deformation, and free movement in trigger
guard body (should be close fit). The change lever moves freely in its
various positions, operates as inten ded , and remains in the selected
position.

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i. Change and Stop L ever Spring (Riveted) (fig. 6). Inspect change and
stop lever spring for functioning with change lever ( houlcl bear fi1mly in
notches) and sear release stop lever, deformation, and cracks. Inspect
stop lever prong for fracture, looseness on rivet, and excessive deformation, causing weak action on stop lever.
j. Magazine Catch (figs. G and 7) . Inspect nose of catch for wear and
burs (edge should be sharp) . Catch must securely hold a loaded magazine.
lc. ~Magazine Catch R elease (fig. 6). Inspect magazine cat ch release for
free movement in trigger guard body and catch, deformation, and fractured nose.
l. E.iectoT (figs. 6 and 7). Inspect nose of ejector for deformation wear
and bms. Upper forward corner of nose should be well defi..11~d. If
nose is bent or worn, it fails to eject properly ; if too long, it binds on
bolt and causes weak ejection. It must fit the trigger guard body. It
must fit the trigger guard with sufficient freedom to permit normal removal without perceptible looseness.
m . Ejector Lock (fig. 6) . Inspect ejector lork for free movement in
well in trigger guard housing.
n . T rigger Guard Body (fig. G) . Inspect tri gger guard body for deformation, for worn and burred spring retaining grooves, and receiver retenLion groove (rear end). Trigger guard body assembles freely to the receiver without apparent looseness or sideplay.
o. Counterrecoil, Ejector Lock, and nfagazine Catch Sp1ings (fig. G).
Inspect springs for function and fracture.
46.

Repair

a. General. Replace all broken, "'01'11, or othenYise unservi ceable


parts. R emove bms and rust as explained in paragraphs 35 and 3G.
b. W ealc Ejection. Weak ejection of cartridge case is caused by the
neck of ejector scraping on bolt, the neck being bent or too short, or the
nose being worn. To correct, grind off nose, being careful to maintain
angle; straighten or replace ejector. Space between ejector and bolt is
not more than on e thirty-second inch.
c. Slide Fai ls to Coclc. This condition is clue to damaged sear, broken
sear spring, bms, foreign matter in sear notch in slide, or failure of bolt
to move far enough to the rear on recoil movement to cock the slide.
Examine parts; clean and replace if necessary.
d. Stoning Nose of SeaT. If nose of sear or sear notch in slide becomes
worn or burred , stone llghtly with a fine-grained sharpening stone. Exercise care to maintain retentive angle and stone to polish only. If too
mu ch metal is removed from top face of sear, the face becomes too shallow to retain slide, clue to interference of rear end of sear (release cam
extension) with th e slide, t hus hol cllng sear notch out of engagement.
Test sear retentive action after stoning, and if found questionable, replace sear. Dress in slide in like manner.
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29

e. Correcting Trigger Pull.


(1) uight t1igger pull. Light trigger pull is caused by foreign matter
or burs in sear notch of slide or nose of ear. Such burs or
foreign matter prevent nose of sear from seating fully in sear
notch in slide. To correct, remove fo reign matter or stone
burred surfaces as m.rplained in d above. Replace badly burred
or damaged parts . A light pull is also due to a weak or broken
sear spring that does not seat the sear fully in the notch in
slide; correct by replacing sear spring.
(2) Excessive trigger pull. Excessive trigger pull is caused by binding on components of trigger group foreign matter in trigger
guard body, or bw-s on t rigger, connector, sear pin, or sear;
correct by removing foreign matter and stoning bw-red surfaces.

48.

Functional Check

a. Inspect trigger guard a:. embly for looseness, fw1ctioning, and cofunctioning of its a sem blies and parts. Trigger guard assembly assembles freely to receiver without apparent looseness or sideplay.
b. Check function of trigger, cmmector, and sear spring with trigger
guard assembly held horizontal, tipped forward, and tipped back. If
sear spring is not bearing properly on forward shoulders of sear and
center prong on connector, the connector will not ftmction properly
when trigger guard assembly is tipped . Check functioning of trigger,
ear, and stop lever, when change lever is set at A position (normal cyclic
rate), F po.-ition (slow cyclic rate), and S position (safe) (fig. 9).

f. Fitting New Trigger Gumd. In fitting new trigger guard to receiver,


it may be found that trigger guard retaining pin holes in trigger guard
body and receiver are not concentric. In such event, stone off rear
beveled surface of trigger guard or mating lug on receiver slightly to
aline holes. Use fine-grained sharpening stone.
g. Jl!Iodifying Sea1 Spring . File row1ded notch in sear spring with
small rattail (Swiss pattern) file to the dimensions prescribed in figme 8.
The notch facilitates removal and redu es breakage of sear spring.

RAPD 910448

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Figure 8.

47.

fi'igwe 9.

Filing notch in senr sp1ing.

Assembly

Refer to Fl\11 23- 15 for assembly of the trigger guard assembly (fig. 6).
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AGO 4471B

Various posilio11s of change lever on assembled trigger guard assembly.

hange lever set at A (vertical position) (fig. 9). When change


lever i set at A position and tligger is retracted, the connector
rai es the for\Ya.rd end of sear and sear release stop lever together and holds them up as long as trigger is held fu lly retracted. Thus the rear end of the sear is depressed and held
from engagement with sear notch in slide, while the rear end of
sear release stop lever is also depressed, preventing sear release
from stri king caroming smface on rear end of sear. When
trigger is released, sear and sear release stop lever both return
to their normal positions.
(2) Change lever set at fi' (fonuaTd position) (fig. 9). When change
lever is set at F po ition and trigger partially retracted, the
connector raises the fonYard end of sear and sear relea e stop
lever together. As trigger is further retracted, the connector,
still rising, is caromed from under front of sear by camming
surface on sear carrier, and continues to raise forward end of
sear release stop lever, and holds it in rai. eel position as long as
(1)

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31

trigger is held fully retracted. Therefore, the sear is free to


function when acted upon by the sear release, willie the rear
end of the ear release stop lever is depres ed to a point when~
it will not block the action of the sear release upon the carnming swface of rear end of sear. Thi s action produces the slow
cyclic rate of fire.
(3) Change lever set at S (rear position) (fig. 9). When change lever
i . et at S po ition, the trigger is blocked by t he change lever
and prevented from ri sing, lifting t he connecto r and disengaging the scar.

49.

Installation

HPfer Lo Fl\I 23- 15 for installation of t he trigger guard assembly.

Section Ill.
50.

BARREL AND RECEIVER GROUP

Removal and Disassembly

a. RemoL'al of Barrel Fr01n Receiver (fig. 10).


( I ) Only remove the barrel from the receiver when replacement is

necessary or for gaging depth of chamber.


(2 ) Place barre l in barrel holding vi. e block 6316006 (fig. 4) and
elamp in vi e. Fit receiver and barrel open end "Tench 6316005
(fig. 4) on receiver, and unscrew (right hand thread) receJver
from barreL

b. Disassembly of Barrel Assembly (fig. 11).


(1) Kever remo\'e components attached to barrel except 11hen re-

placements are nece ary or for the purpose of salvaging.


(2) Drive off front sight blade, if neces ary to replace.
(3) Drive out the front ight key pin , chive the front sight base off
to the front and remove the front sight key.
(4) Drive out ga cylinder tub bracket pin and d rive gas cy linder
tube bracket off to the front .

c. Disa. sembly of ReceiveT Group (fig. 12) .


!ide the operating handle out of its guides on the receiver.
Press
in on the operating handle plunger and push out t he op(2)
erating handle plunger pin toward the countersunk ide of the
plw1ger. Then remove the plunger and spring.
Lift
the bolt guide sprin g out of its seat in t he bolt guide with
(3)
the rim of a cartridge. Remove the guid and spring from the
rece1ver.
(-!) Depress change lever sto.p spring assembly until clear of groove
in change lever stop spring retaining pin, hake pin from receiver , rotate pring down and push stop from apert m e lJl
receiver.

(1)

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r - -- ----BARREL ASSY-6508769-------..

FRONT SIGHT BASE-6019630


FRONT SIGHT KEY PIN-5022230
GAS CYL TUBE BRACKET--6019634
GAS CYL TUBE BRACKET PIN-502223 1

RECEIVER GROUP (SEE FIG 16)

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SUPPORT6019663

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RIVET- 5022243

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PLUNGER PIN-5022236

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Figttre 12 .

R eceiver gro up-exploded view.

(5) Buffer tube is threaded into receiver and is never removed except for replacement or repair. To remove, clamp receiver in
vise with leath er jaws, first inserting buffer tube alinement tool
spacer 7113328 (fig. 4) inside faces of receiver walls to prevent
sp ringing of the receiver, and then unscrew buffer tube with
strap wrench (fig. 13) .

- - - STRAP WRENCH

BUFFER TUBE All NEMENT


TOOL SPACER-7113328

RA PD 91399C

Fig ure 18 .

Removing btt:ffer tube.

(6) If necessary, remove top plate of receiver by driving out of

grooves to front of receiver, using a block of hardwood as shown


in figure 14.

51. Inspection
a. Banel.
(1) General inspection. Inspec barrel for deformation, alinement in
receiver, crossed threads, rust, corrosion, wear , burs, and foreign matter in gas port and extractor aperture. Barrel must
aline exactly with receiver 'vhen assembled, in order that rear
end of gas cylinder tube will fit mating slot in receiver; front
sight will aline properly; and extractor aperture will be correctly
positioned, drilled, and pinned during manufacture of the rifle
after barrel is assembled to receiver. A draw mark is then
placed in barrel and receiver for proper alinement upon assembly. If draw marks do not qualify, fashion a shim from
shim metal.
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37

If barrel and buffer tube are removed , inspect for crossed threads.

(3)
(-) Inspect bolt lock recess in top of receiver for wavy.

(2) Inspection .foT sen iceability.


(a) General. In pect the barrel (fig. 11) as a whole from th~
tandpoint of servi ceabili ty. Before in pecting the barrel, all
metal and other fouling must be removed a nd the barrel
" -i peel dry. Accuracy of fire is the main point to con:ider
when inspecting a barrel. Accuracy is reduced in varying
degrees by bulge , ero ion, and pits in the bore. The extent
to which these defects " ill reduce accuracy is determined by
two methods; namely, vi ual in spection and bore gaging.

(b) l 'i ual inspection. For visuaJ inspection, using barrel reflector
7265788 (fig. -1), hold t he barrel so that its interior is illuminated and examine the bore. If the barrel is not bent or
other"-i e deformed, if t he bore appears free from bulge and
large pit , a nd if the land are sharp and uniformly distinct,
it is ervi ceable providing it i in good condition othenvi e.
A bulge i. indicated by a h adowy depres ion or a ring in the
bore. It may often be detected al o by a bulge or raised
ring on t he e:-.'terior surface. If the barrel is pitted to the extent that the sha rpness of t he lands i affected or if it has a
pit or pits in the lands or grooves large enough to perm it
pa age of ga a round t he bullet (that is, a pit the width of a
land or groove and thr ee-eighth inch lon g or longer) t he
barrel will be scrapped.
(c) Bore gaging . Barrel inspected and found erviceable by visual
test will be bore-gaged, u ing breech bore gage 5564343 (fig.
3) . Barrel will be replaced if gage reading exceeds 0.310
in ch in hands of troops in field or 0 .306 inch at preembarkation inspection.
b. Gas Cylinder T ube Bmclcet (fig. 11). Inspect ga cylinder t ube
bracket for looseness on barrel, missing or loose pin, alinement of gas
port with barrel port, and for worn or burred dovetailed mating grooves.
(Bracket is a drive-fit on barrel and gas port is drilled t hrough bracket
and barrel after assembly at manufactme.)

c. Fmnt Sight (}roup (fig. 11 ). Inspect front sight base for looseness on
barrel ; mi ing, loose, or buned key; and worn keyway (on barrel).
Inspect for mi sing front sight key pin, looseness of pin in ba e, and for
looseness with key . Inspect front sight blade for position (stakes) ,
looseness in base mating dovetail, worn or burred dovetail (mal and
female), deformation, and shine.
cl. Receiver (fig. 12).
(1) Inspect receiver for excessive wear, deformation (pinched sides
due to squeezing in vise), burs, rust, and foreign matter in recesses.
(2) In pee for loose rivets in bolt supports and for cracks in barrel
end and bridge.

must contain eight ]Jlines.


.
. h ld
(7) Inspect receiver for recess cut (fig. 15) Th~ recess cut s. ou . t
be chilled by depot maintenan e on all recmver. not hav111g I
in accordance with dra\\ing D 6i:i3i:i373.

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-FiguTe 15.

WITH RECESS

Compmison of -receiver with and without recess cut.

e. Operating Handle Group (fig. ~2). ~1spect operating handle. for


functioning a nd free movement in 1ts slideway . Inspect plun~er for
functioning and free movement in well. Inspect plunger spnng for
.
functioning and fractm e.
f. Bolt Guide Group (fig. 12) . Inspect bolt guide for s~sta.med f~nc~
tioning with bolt, looseness with pring looseness of pnng m rece1ver

apertme and weak spring action.


g Ch~nge L ever Stop Group (fig. 12) . Inspect change l~ver ~top for
fun~tioning with spring, wear, and bms, loosenes~ on sp1.'mg (nveted) ,
and weak spring. Inspect spring for looseness m recmver aperture.
Inspect pin for looseness.
. .
.
.
.
h. Gas Cylinder Tube Retaining Pin. ~1 spect re~lill1lg p1~ for spr.mg
retention with depression in receiver, locking functwn of ~ey ~ unde1cut

(left s1"de) Inspect spring for looseness on pm (nveted), dem rece1ver

f
r .
formation, or fracture. If spring becomes loose from pm , pm o ear 1e1
39
AGO 4471B

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~urface ,

wear and burs especia lly where lock seats when bolt J.s locked .
Insp~ct surface by refl ecting lig.h ~ on it from a small ml rror or a
bright too1. This surfa e i cnt1cal a nd afie?ts headspace.
(5) Inspect top plate for looseness ( hould be dtwe-fit)
(6) Inspect buffer t ube for t ightnes. on receiver. It sho~ld be free
of dents t hat would cause buffer cones and cups t o freeze and

manufactme cannot be rotated to be withdrawn from receiver; however,


pin 5022232 of latest manufactme has a screwdriver slot on end for removal of pin when spring breaks.

52.

Repair

53.

Assembly and Installation

a. A embly of Receiver Group (fig. 12).


(1) Install top plate, being careful no to deform the dovetail.
(2) Install buffer tube on receiver as sho\\'n in figure 20, being sure
that one of the eight groove in the head of the tube li e centrally horizontal with the top of the receiver with nose down.
'lamp receiver in vise, first inserting the pacer 7113328 (fig. 4)
of the buffer tube alinement tool 6316001 between inside faces
or receiver walls to prevent queezing of receiver, and insert
parallel 7113327 (fig. 4) of buffer tube alinement tool into receiver, \Yith keyed end toward buffer tube end of receiver a.
shown in figure 16. 'tart the buffer tube into the ends of the
receiver and inser plug 7113326 (fig. -) of buffer tube alin ement tool as shom1 in figure 16. Tighten buffer tube with
:trap \Yrench until plug engages keyed end of parallel.

a. General. Replace all broken, worn, or otherwise unserviceabl e parts.


Remove burs and r ust as explained in paragraphs 35 and 36.
b. R eplacing Unserviceable Barrel.
(1) Disassemble barrel from receiver (par. 50).
(2) Assemble new barrel assembly, which includes front sight base
and gas cylinder tube bracket. Screw up barrel until draw
marks on barrel and receiver register. Assemble gas cylinder
tube to bracket; then check fit and alinement of rea r tang and
retaining pin holes in tang and receiver. If tang of tube does
not mate without binding, turn barrel until this is accompli bed.
Barrel hould draw up tightly to receiver so there is no possibility of vibrating loose. If there is no draw mark on barrel,
draw up until tube alines as above and check position of extractor cut by assembling bolt with extractor assembled.
(3) If barrel does not draw up to proper position, chess rear face of
shoulder in a lathe.
(4) Never alter the receiver to obtain draw-fit. When barrel is
alined, check alinement of gas cylinder tube, front sight, and
extractor cut. If barrel requires much shimming or dressing
to aline, headspace may be affected.
c. Front Sight Blade Out of Alinement. This is usually due to enlarged
dovetailed aperture in base. Peen lightly along upper edges aline sight
blade (by eye), and stake, using old stake mark. Base pin may be missing; if so, replace and aline blade.
d. Rough or Wavy Swface of Bolt Locking Recess in R eceiver. If surface
of bolt locking rece s in receiver is bmred or wavy, correct by removing
top plate (par. 50c(6)) and -toning rough or wavy surface smooth with a
fu1e-grained sharpening stone Exercise care to stone evenly and remove
as little metal as possible, as this surface affects headspace. Check
headspace (par. 27) after stoning.
e. Loose Spring on Gas Cyl-inder Tube Retaining Pin. If spring becomes
loose hom body of pin, it may be impossible to withdraw pin by ordinary
methods for replacement. In such event, attempt to revolve and shake
pin out of aperture or pull out with needle-nosed pliers.
f. Dents in Bu.tfer Tube. Shallow dents in buffer tube are often removed by reaming with an expansion reamer et to the original inside
diameter of tube. Larger dents may be swaged out, first by using rod
the size of inside diameter of tube and then reaming. If dents are deep
enough to cause possible weakening of wall of tube due to this procedure,
replace the tube. Test components in tube after repair for free movement.

c. Installing Barrel Into Receiver (fig. 10). When installing the barrel,
always be certain that it is tight enough in the receiver never to work
loose. Screw the barrel into the receiver until he draw line matches
that of the receiver. Then assemble the gas cylinder tube to determine
whether the gas cylinder tube bracket on t he banel alines properly with
the receiver, so gas cylinder tube rear tang slides easily into its aperture
in receiver. If it does not, turn the barrel slightly until the alinement is
correct. "'hen assembled, check extractor cut in rear face of barrel for
position. For assembling new barrel, refer to paragraph 52.

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AGO 4471B

Note . BufJer tube mu t be at tightest possible position at which the


plug and pamllel 1\i.ll engage, u ing shim or h.ims, if ne es ary.

(3) In tall change lever stop pril1g assembly in re eiver and ecure
with change lever stop pring retaining pin.
(4) Insert the longer turned-over end of bolt guide pring in its hole
inside the receiver. Then install the bolt guide and hold it
while the spring is pushed over lmtil the horter t urned-over
end engages the groove in bolt guide.
(5) In tall operating handle plunger spring (0.263-in. 0 D, 5 coil )
in the operating handle. Insert operating handle plunger and
ecure with operating hanclle plunger pin. Be sme pin is installed with ridge in colmter unk si de of plunger.
(6) Inser operating handle group in Licleway on receiver.
b. Assembly of Barrel Assembly (fig. 11).
(1) Install gas cylinder tube bracket, being sure to aline gas port
holes. Secure bracket in place \\ith gas cylinder tube bracket
pin (0.1257 x 0.855).
(2) Po ition front sight key in groove on barrel and install front
ight base. Secure them in place " ith the fron ight key pin
(0.0907 X 0.505) .
(3) Install front sight blade and realine ights.

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11 33 27 ~- AUNEMENT
113326 ITOOL-6316001

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!BOLT, ASSY)601 9695

FIRING PIN-6019652

EXTRACTOR-5509090
RA PD 134737
Figure 17 .

Boll gronp-ex ploded m:ew.

Section IV.

BOLT GROUP

54. Removal and Disassembly


Refer to FNI 23-15 for rcmo\'al and disa cmb ly of the bolt group
(fi g. 17).
55. Inspection
a. General. Inspect parts for damage, excessive \Year which might
cause malfunction, burs, ru t, fo reign matter in recesses, deformation,
and free action with mating parts . Figure ] shows im portant points
to be inspected.

{SIDE YIEWJ
BOLT -5509068

(END YIEWl

c. Bolt Lock (fig. 18). I nspect rear top shoulder where lock contacts
receiver locking aperture for wear and burs. This is an important surface, as it affects headspace (par. 27). Inspect lower rear cam surface
where lock rides up on bolt supports and firing pin camming surface for
wear and burs.
d. ExtracloT (fig. 18). Insp ect extractor spring for fracture, weak
action, and looseness in extractor body. Claw nose and retaining
shoulder are square, not beveled .
e. Firing Pin (fig. 18). Firing pin should slide freely in well and protrusion of nose from forward face of bolt should be approximately three
thirty-seconds inch. If firing pin protrudes too far, it will result in
punctmed primers. Inspect firing pin nose for pits. Nose must be
smooth and round. The camming surface contacted by the bolt lock
and rear surface contacted by the hammer must be free of wear that
would affect action of firing pin.
f. Bolt Link and Bolt Link Pin (fig. 18). Inspect link for excessive
looseness with bolt lock and hammer . When assembled, the link bears
on rear camming face of bolt lock.
g. Hammer and HammeT Pin (fig. 18). Inspect hammer for excessive
looseness with link and slide. Inspect center rib of hammer \vhich strikes
head of firing pin for wear and bms. Hammer pin must fit snugly in the
hammer and bolt link.

56.
FIRING PIN-6019652

EXTRACTOR-5509090

Repair

a. General. R eplace all broken, worn, or othenvise unserviceable parts.


Remove burs and rust as explained in paragraphs 35 and 36.
b. Bolt Assembly. If it is necessary to replace one of the parts of the
bolt assembly, drive out the bolt lock pin, using a suitable drift. This is
a headed pin riveted on one side when assembled . After replacing the
unserviceable par t , install a new pin and rivet in plaoe.

'I

57.

Assembly and Installation

R efer to FM 23-15 for assembly and installation of bolt group (fig. 17).

58.
BOLT LOCK-5509072
HAMMER6019643

RA PD 917568

Ji'iguTe 18.

Inspection points on bolt group pa.Tls.

b. Bolt (fig . 17). Inspect bolt for excessive sideplay and looseness with
bolt lock and bolt lock pin (riveted). Inspect firing pin hole for enlargement, and inspect face for corrosion and recessive wear. Firing pin holes
a re gaged by fifth echelon organizations. Inspect lower smfaces contacting bolt supports and center feed rib for wear and burs.
AGO 4471B

Functional Check

Check free movement of bolt, bolt lock, link, and hamm er attached t o
slide and piston, but with rer.oil spring disassembled.
a. RearwaTd Movement. When bolt is locked, the hammer pin should
be approximately 0.1 9 inch in advance of the linlc pin and the center rib
of hammer slightly in the rear of head of firing pin. When slide is ret racted, it impa rts no motion to t he bolt until it has t raveled back 0.19
inch from extreme forward position. At this point, the ha mmer pin
should be directly under t he bolt linlc pin. From t his point, the bolt
and bolt lock start to move, and by the t ime the slide bas t raveled 1.20
inches, the bolt shou ld be drawn completely dmvn out of th e locking re-

cess and away from locking shoulder of the receiver. AB bolt lock revolves down from locked position, it shou ld cam the firing pin from the
face of the bolt. Slide should continue back until it strikes buffer and
then rebound 0.10 inch before engaging sear notch.
b. Forward M overnent. On forward movem ent, when slide is about 2
inches from its forvvard position, bolt lock should begin to r ide over rear
shoulders of bolt supports which cam up its rear end. The bolt link pin
passes over dead center, v>ith respect to bolt lock pin and hammer pin,
and the bolt lock is forced up by link into locking recess in receiver and
t hus levers bolt home; the hammer pin passes dead center under bolt
link pin. At this point, t he firing pin should be released from its slot in
the tmder side of bolt lock and in a position to be struck by the hammer;
the hamm er moves forward 0.10 inch a nd strikes firing pin head and then
should move forward another one-sixteenth inch, driving the firing pin
to its fully forward posit ion.

Section V.
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BUTT STOCK, BUFFER, AND ACTUATOR GROUP

Removal and Disassembly

R efer to FM 23-15 for rem oval and disassembly of butt stock, buffer,
and actuator group (figs. 19 and 20) .

60.

Inspection

a. General. Inspect parts for damage, excessive wear that might cause
malfunction, burs , rust, foreign m atter in recesses, deformation, stripped
threads on screws and in screw holes, and free action with m ating parts.
b. Butt Stock (fig. 19 or 20). Inspect butt stocks for cracks, scoring,
and smfaces protruding beyond m etal. Inspect butt stocks for stripped
threads in the butt plate and swivel scr ew holes.
c. Hinged B u tt Plate fl ssernbly (fig. 19 or 20). Inspect hinged butt
plate assembly for deform ation and free action. The hinged butt plate
must work freely when it is rotated and mu st be securely held in its open
position by the bearing ball in the i1mer butt plate.
d. Bu:fJer and Sear R elease Group.
(1) Inspect reciprocation of buffer h ead and buffer spring and for
free movement in buffer tube. Inspect tube for posit ion and
looseness in receiver and worn or burred head keyways. Buffer
tube and receiver are qualified at assembly so that keyways
aline properly with receiver. One of the eight k eyways in forward end of buffer tube should be vertically alin cl with centerline of bore and receiver so as to posit ion sear r elease vertically,
with nose clown, "hen buffer head is assembled and limit the
horizontal for"-ard movement of scar release.
(2) Inspect buffer head and fom friction cups a nd cones (fig. 21 )
for free action in tube. L1spect cones for expansion seating in

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LOCK SPRING
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INNER BUTT PLATE--5613688

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Figure 21.

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mating cups (cones should not seat fully in cups when at rest)
and for cracks. Cup and cones must be free of any burs or
wear that '\\-ould cau e them to freeze together.
(3) Inspect protrusion of buffer head from face of tube. Thi.
dimension should be approximately on -eighth inch . Inspect
bufier spring for fLmctioning, fracture and et.
(-) Inspect sear release (fig. 21) for free movement in buffer head
( houlcl be flu h with forward face of buffer head when retracted) and for binding in notch. Inspect camming face of
no. e for wear and burs. Lower fonmrd edge of nose should be
slightly beveled and perfectly smooth.
e. AcluaioT Group (fig. 21). Inspect actuator and sear relea e for cofunction under spring action. In pect actuator tube for loosene in
buffer cap (cap brazed to tube). Tube should be smooth and polished
inside. Inspect free movement of actuator in actuator tube (should
slide freely). Assemble actuator with blunt end fonmrcl. Inspect
actuator spring for functioning, fra ture, and set.
f. Stock Retm'rzng Sleeve Grou7J (fig. 21). In pect tock retaining sleeve
for clearance \\ith actuator tube ancl loo. eness of stop in sleeve and collar
on leeve. Stop and collar are both brazed on sleeve. Stock r taining
slee e screws on actuator t ube by means of mating threads on stop and
in t ube. Hole in stop is air com pre sion relief vent. In pect stock
retaining sleeve lock wa her for locking funcliou and erack:s.

61.

WELD HERE

Repair

a. Gen eral. Rep lace all broken \\orn, or otherll'i e unservi eeable
parts. Remove burs and ru t a explained in paragraphs 35 and 3G.
b. Butt lock.
(1) tripped threads are often encountered in the screw hole located
in the heel of the butt stock using inner butt plate of early
manufactme (fig. 20) due to freq uent removal of the butt plate
assembly. If the butt stock i found unserviceable, clue to the
above mentioned thread. being stripped, the stock may be
utilized by eliminating t he requirement of a screw. This is
accomplished in the manner described in (a) through (c) below :
(a) 'lachine a tee! pin to the climension shown in figure 22.
(b) Tack-\\eld pin to lug in butt plate as shown in figw-e 22.
(c) Finish off, if necessary, with a fine file.
(2) To reduce stripping of threads, remove the large screw from the
inner butt plate assembly before removing small screw in heel
of the butt stock. Install the small crew first when assembli ng.
(3) se beli coi l screw thread inserts to repair stripped threads in
the butt plate screw holes and/ or the swivel screw hole on butt
stocks.
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AGO 4471B
AGO 4471B

51

c. Aduator Tube.
(1) Shallow dents in actuator tube are often removed by reaming
wi th an expansion reamer set to original insicl diameter of tube.
If dents cannot be removed with an expansion reamer, t ube will
be rejected. Test components in tube for free movement after
repairing.
(2) Remove rust and cl an foreign matter from in side of actuator
ube in accordance with instructions in paragraph 35.
d. Frozen Btt.f}"er. If buffer head becomes frozen in buffer t ube clue to
broken cups, reuwve operating group, trigger mechanism , butt stock ,
actuator tube with cap, and buffer spring. Soak jammed parts with drycleaning solvent, mineral-spirits paint t hinner , or special preservative
lubri cating oil and drive out from front of buffer, using a hardwood plug.
If parts do not dislodge easily, remove buffer tube from receiver (par.
50c(5)) , place on hardwood block, and drive out parts as above. If cups
and cones are frozen together, soak in dry-cleaning solvent or mineralspirits paint thinner and tap edge of cup until loose. Clean parts thoroughly, test, oil, and install.

62. Assembly and Installation


R efer oF I[ 23- 15 for assembly and installation of butt stock, buffer,
and actuator group (figs. 19 and 20).

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Section VI.

SLIDE AND PISTON GROUP

63.

Removal and Disassembly


a. Removal FTOm Rifle. Refer to Fl'vi 23- 15 for removal of slide and
piston group (fig. 23 or 24).
b. Disassembly of Slide Assembly.
(l ) Remove pin securing piston to slide (fig. 23 or 2-:1-) and unscrew
piston.
(2) On rifles of early manufactme where a plug i . crewed in to the
head of the piston remove the plug.

64.

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a. General. Inspect free action of piston and slide with respect to gas
cylinder tube and receiver. Piston and slide should slide freely in gas
cylinder tube and receiver when rifle is tilted with recoil spring disassembled. Inspect piston retaining pin for loosenes in slide and wear
in piston and slide. A loose fit is provided between piston and slide,
when assembled, to insure proper alinement and free movement of slide
in receiver. Total end-play of piston in any direction hould be approximately one-eighth inch.
b. Slide (fig. 23 or 2-) . Inspect slide for deformation of ides by pinching or springing, wllicb may cause binding with operating mechanism or
receiver, badly dented rear end (indicating frozen buffer), and worn
hammer pin hole.
52

AGO 4471B

AGO 4471B

53

c. Piston
(1) reneml. Inspect piston (fig. 23 or 2-1:) for deformation, wear, and
bms on head of pi ton and on gas check bearing ring . Inspect
body for mi . ing or fractmed bu hing. Bu hing i held by ligbL
driv -fit against forward boulder of counlerborc in pi ton body
and is not to be removed. If damaged r place piston. In pect
pi ton for carbon or ru t.

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lies below face of piston, inspect for carbo n in recess.

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gage. To gage, fir t clean piston thoroughly of all carbon and
fouling and determine that surfacE's of head ring are mooth and
pohshed. \ripe pi. ton head and gage \Vith a slightly oiled cloth
and try to pa . gag O\ er piston head. If pi. ton enter gage,
it is un erviceable. Pi ton mu t not be oval in . hape, and
there musL be no sign s of light bet\Yeen gage and piston head
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d. Recoil Spring and Guid . In pect recoil pring for functioning, fracture, kink and t. In pect pring guide for deformat ion loo e bead
(riveted), fit, and retention in retaining shoulder: in rcrci,er.
54

AGO 4471B

AGO 4471B

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65.

Repair

a. General. Replace all broken, bad ly worn , or otherwise un ervicea ble


parts. Remove rust, carbon , and burs as explained in paragraphs 35
and 36. Remove carbon from piston rings with drift of gas cylinder
cleaning tool 7268211 (fig. 3) .
b. Ali nement of Piston and S li de. The piston and slide are assembled
to a loose fit at manufacture. The pi ton is scre1Yed in to lide a nd
backed off sufficiently to allow some play in union ; slide and piston are
then tested for free sliding fit in receiver and gas cy linder tube. If satisfactory, pinhole is drilled and pin inserted . Pinhole is enlarged to give
the Ys-inch play described (par. 6-!a) .

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be unservicea ble, replace t he entire assembly consi ting of the slide a nd pisto n. lf
the piston is still serviceable, remove and alvage for f wther use.
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c. Frozen P iston . Vinen piston becomes locked or frozen" in gas cylinder, submerge barrel in dry-cleaning solvent or mineral-spirits p ain t
thinner until gas cylinder is covered and soak for 1 hour. If this docs
not loosen pi ton, place btttt stock on solid surface. and , with wooden
block, tap lightly on opera ting handle. Often, considerable force is required to loosen piston. Clean rust and corrosion from piston, gas cylinder, and tube; po1ish and oil. R emove all dry-cleaning solvent or
mineral-spirits paint thinner with a clean cloth.
d. Def ormed Side Rails of Slide. Side mil of slide may become bent in
or out, causing bincling with operating mechani sm or receiver. Rails
can be spread or sprung in by using wooden wedges, clamping in vise
with copper jaws, or ''ith the hands. T est lide after repair for free
sliding movement by t ilting rifle.
e. Undersized Piston . l ndersized pistons are salvaged by fifth echelon
organizations by chrome plating.

66.

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a. A ssembly of S li de A ssembly .
(1) Insert gas piston plug (fig. 24) in piston on rifl es of early ma nufactw-e.
(2) Insert gas piston retaining pin (0.1257 x 0.7-! straight pin) (fig.
24) for early manufacture or spring pin (Ys x 1:.{6) (fig. 33)
for present ma nufact ure.
b. Installati on on R ifle. Refer to FM 23- 15 for installat ion of slide and
piston group (fig. 23 or 2-!).

Section VII.

67.

GAS CYLINDER

AND FOREARM GROUP

Removal and Disassembly

a. R emoval of Gas Cylinder Group. R efer to FM 23- 15 for removal of


gas cylinder group.
b. Disassembly of Gas Cylinder Grou p (fig. 26).
(1) Slide forearm shield to rear and remove.
56

AGO 447 1B

AGO 44 71B

57

(2) Unscrew the short and long forearm screws, and remove the
screws, the forearm screw washer, and the forearm from the gas
cylinder t ube. The long forearm screw is staked to the escutcheon. Never remove the forearm escutcheon except for
repair; to remove, insert the screw and pull out.
(3) If replacement is necessary, remove the bracket swivel screw
and bracket swivel. Spring the front swivel bracket off over
the gas cylinder tube.
(4) Observe regulator setting to determine position of gas cylinder
regulator. Unscrew gas cylinder assembly, remove gas cylinder key and, with combination tool 7266450 (fig. 4), remove
gas cylinder body.

68.

Inspection

a. Gas Cylinder Tube (fig. 26). Inspect gas pad for alinement with port
in rifle barrel bracket and for carbon . If barrel is not alined properly
with receiver or if tube is deformed, the tang will not slide into aperture
freely. Inspect interior and exterior of tube for dents and rust. Tube
should be smooth and polished on inside. Inspect the six gas escape ports
for foreign matter.
b. Gas Cylinder Assemblies.
(1) Inspect gas ports for carbon and foreign matter and cylinder for
crossed t lu-eads wear, and burs. Inspect gas pressw-e relief
vent in gas cylinder regulator (fig. 26) for carbon ancr foreign
matter.
(2) Clean the gas cylinder assembly as prescribed in (a) through
(e) below.
(a) Insert the large recess cutter of the gas cylinder cleanin g tool
7268211 (fig. 3) into the la rge recess of the gas cylinder body
(A, fig. 27) and rotate the tool.
(b) Insert the long recess cutter of the tool 7268211 into t he regulator recess of the gas cylinder body (B, fig . 27) and rotate
the tool.
Caution: Always insert the tool through t he large unthreaded opening to avoid damage to the threads in the body.
(c) Insert the short recess cutter of the tool 7268211 into the recess
of the gas cylinder regulator assembly (C, fig. 27) and rotate
the tool.
(d) Insert the drift of the tool 7268211 into the gas ports of the
gas cylinder regulator assembly (D, fig . 27) and rotate the
tool.
(e) Clean all parts with a cloth saturated with rifle-bore cleaner
solvent cleaning compOlmd. Inspect ports fo r cleanliness.
Dry parts but do not oil the inside of the body or the outside
of the regulator assembly.

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AGO 4471B

GAS CYLINDER
REGULATOR
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Figure 27.

AGO 4471B

Cleaning the gas cylinder assembly.

59

(3) Inspect gas cylinder body for wear, using 0.503-inch gas cylinder
p lug gage 507720- (fig. 28). This is a 0 GO gage and should
not enter the gas cylinder body. Wipe cylinder body and gage
with a slightly oiled cloth a nd try to insert the gage into the
cy linder body (fig. 28) . If the gage enters cylinder body, it is
un servi ceable and is to be replaced. (Only light pressure should
be exerted on gage.)

CAL .. 30 GAS CYLINDE R


NO GO PLUG GAGE-5077204
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Figu1'e 28.

Gaging gas cylinder body.

(+) Inspect the gas cylinder regulator (fig. 26) for ea e in installing
in body, clogged port holes carbon depo it, bms or wear ; illspect t he body key for di stortions that would affect functioning
and for burs or wear; in.spect body pin for serviceability.
c. Forearm Group (fig. 26). Inspect wooden forearm for loose escutcheon, scoring, and racks. Inspect shield grooves for cracks and inspect
shield for deformat ion. Inspect escutcheon for worn threads.
d. Front Swivel Bracket (fig. 26). L1spect front swivel bracket for
looseness on gas cylinder tube. It should be positioned fum ly just ahead
of forearm .

69.

Repair

Note. The gas cylinder tube bracket pin hole is drilled at manufacture after the
barrel is a]jned to receiver with respect to extractor cut, to insure aEnement of gas
cylinder t ube bracket and tube with receiver, together with extractor cut and front
sight base. This fact should be taken into consideration when assembling new parts.

c. Frozen Gas Cylinder Body . If gas cylinder body is frozen in gas cylinder tube, remove tube from rifle, clamp in -.;rise with copper jaw, and
1.mscrew gas cylinder body with combination tool 7266450 (fig. 4).
d. R emoving Rust From Gas Cylinde1 T ube. R emove rust, if light, with
rifle-bore cleaner solvent cleaning compound and a clean cloth or with a
fine abra ive or crocus cloth. Wipe surface with a slightly oiled cloth
after rust is removed . To clean gas cylinder tube, use rifle cleaning rod
and patches. Clean sam e as rifle bore. If necessary, use crocus cloth.
e. Dents in Gas Cylinder T ube. D ents may be removed from gas cylinder tube in th e sam e manner as described in paragraph 61c for rem oving
dents from actuator t ube. Correct edges of retaining slots in receiver
for tang of gas cylinder tube, if damaged, and replace damaged retaining
pin assembly.
f. Fittin g New Ga.s Cylinder Tube to R eceiver. In fitting new gas cylinder tube t o receiver , it may be found that pinholes in tang of tube and
receiver are not concentric. In such event, stone rear tang on gas cylinder tube t o fit, u sing fine-grained sharpening stone. Make certain
t ube is properly alin ecl before attempting to fit (b a boYe).
g. Cmcked Forearm . R eplace the forearm if cracked sufficiently to
"eaken or if it indicates t hat t he crack may spread. Oftentimes, a
starting crack is checked by drilling a small hole just ahead of it. If slide
grooyes in forearm shmY superficial cracks, the section m ay, if not too
great, be dressed out and smoothed with a sharp blade. If cracks are
in areas where strength of forearm "ill not be affected, repair as prescr ibed
in (1) through (5) belo"
(1) P lace forearm in a vise or under pres ure so that the cracks are
drawn together.
(2) Drm holes, using a No. 55 drill (0.052 in.) for the reinforcing
scre"~s (B021- 7190954).
(3) Install reinforcing screws by gripping in t he chnck of a hand
drm.
(+) Cut off screw and file flush so that no rough edges protrude.
(5) Inspect for general appearance. Determine that strength of
forearm bas not been affected.

a. Gene:ral. Replace all broken, worn, or otherffise unserviceable parts.


R emove burs and rust as explained in paragraphs 35 and 36.
b. Gas Cylinder T ube Out-of-Line W ith Receiver. If gas cylinder tube
is out-of-line with receiver, it may be caused by one of severa l factors: a
deformed tube, a missing gas cylinder tube bracket retaining pin, or the
barrel being improperly assembled to rece iver. To correct, straighten
the tube, replace pin, and / or reposit ion barrel ,.,ith receiver (par. 52b).
T est functioning of slide and piston \lit h tube after repairs.

h. Dried-Out Wood of Forear n. In dry climate, the wood of the forearm is apt to chy out and shrink. Occasional applications of raw linseed
oil help keep wood in condition. Apply oil to wood only, allow to remain
a fe>v hours to be absorbed, t hen wipe off a nd polish with a clean, dry
cloth. Exercise care not to a llo" linseed oil o get into crevices or
mechanisms, as it " ill "gum up" when dry.

60

AGO 4471B

AGO 4471B

No te. If reinforcing sc rews are not avai lable through normal supply
channels, they can be fabricated a. shown in figure 29.

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i. Loose Escutcheon in F01earm. If escutcheon becomes loose in wood


of forearm and wood is "chewed up" so new eating cannot be made,
coat bottom and sides of aperture with plastic natural wood substitute,
reseat escutcheon while plastic wood is still moist, and allow to harden
before tightening screw. If plastic wood is not available, apply glue or
shellac and insert escutcheon.
70.

Assembly and Installation


a. Assembly of Gas Cylinder and Foreann G1oup (fig. 26).
(1) Using combination tool 7266450 (fig. 4), screw the gas cylinder
body into the gas piston tube until tight; unscrew tmtil key
notch alines with notch of tube directly beneath t he barrel.
Install gas cylinder key (fig. 26) to lock the body to the gas
piston. Screw the gas cylinder regulator assembly into the
body as far as possib le. Adjust regulator assembly to the setting ob erved at time of disassembly.
(2) Snap front swivel bracket back onto tube and, with the bracket
swivel in position, install the bracket wive! screw .
(3) Install forearm escutcheon and set the gas cylinder tube in position in the forearm. Install the long forearm screw. Position
the forearm screw >Yasher and install the short forearm screw.
(4) Slide forearm shield into slots in wood, concave face up (aperture
to rear for shield of early manufacture).
b. I nstallation. Refer to FM 23-15 for installation of gas cylinder and
forearm group.

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a. Removal of Rear Sight Assembly From Receiver. R emove the rear
sight assembly from receiver by first unscrewing the base setscrew and
then, using a block of hardwood, driving the base out of the receiver to
the rear (fig. 30).
b. Disassembly of Rear Sight Assembly.
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The key letters shown below in parentheses refer to figure 31.

(1) Drive out windage screw knob pin (D) from windage screw knob
(E) and remove knob from windage screw. Remove windage
screw knob click plunger (G) and spring (F).
(2) Unscrew windage screw (A) to the left, and remove leaf assembly
(C) and base spring (H) . R emove windage scale screws (J)
and windage scale (K) .
(3) Drive out elevating screw knob pin (Cl) from elevating screw
knob (C2) and remove knob from elevating screw (C3). Remove elevating screw knob click plunger (C4) and spring (C5).
Drive out elevating screw retaining pin (C7) and unscrew elevating screw from leaf (C8) . Remove slide (C6) from top front
of leaf.

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72.

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B-BASE SETSCREW--5013158
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Inspection

a. Genera l. Inspect parts for damage, exce sive \\'ear, bur , ru L, foreign matter in reces e , deformation, and for free action with mating
part . lnsp ct . crews and screw ho les for stripped threads.
b. Base (JToup. Inspect rear sight base for loo enes on receiver. Inspect windage scale for loosene son ba e. In pect pring for weak fwlct ion and fracture.
c. W indage Screw GToup . In spect cli ck plunger for fw1ctioning with
knob. In pect click plunger spring for functioning and fracture .
d. L eaf Group. In pect ftmctioning of elevating crew in leaf and with
slide. In p ct click plunger for functioning. In. pect screw for missing
or loose retainer pin . Inspect plw1ger vring for functimung and fracture .

73.

Repair

R eplace all broken, worn, or other"i e unserviceable parts. R emove


burs and rust a explai ned in paragraphs 35 and 36 .

74.

Assembly and Installation

Note.

a.

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A ssembly of Rem Sight Assembly.


(1) Install lide (CG) in leaf (CS) and in ert elevating sc rew ( '3);
then ecure in place with th e elevating screw retaining pin
(0.512 x 0.200) (C7). Insert el vating screw knob click plunger
(Cl-) and pring (0.071-in . 0 D , 5 coi ls) (C5) in hole on top of
leaf. Place elevating screw knob (C'2) on elevating sc rew and
sec ure with elevating . crew knob pin (0.512 x 0.37) (C l ).

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F--WINDAGE SCREW KNOB CLICK PLUNGER SPRING-5013154
G--WINDAGE SCREW KNOB CLICK PLUNGER-5013155
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AGO 4471B
AGO 4471B

65

(2) Install base spring (H ) a nd windage scale (K) on sight base


(L ); then secure windage scale with two windage scale screws
(J). Position leaf assembly (C) and screw windage screw (A)
in place.
(3) Insert windage screw knob cli ck plunger (G) and spring (0.118in. 0 D, IOY2 coils) (F) in hole in windage lmob screw (E) and
place knob on end of windage screw. Secure knob with a windage screw knob pin (0.0635 x %, stght) (D ).
b. Installation of Rear Sight Assembly on R eceiver. Drive sight base
onto receiver and then e ure with t he base setscrew (B) .

75.

FOLLOWER-60 19641

Functional Check

a. Check hinge and locking fun ction of leaf assembly with windage
screw and base spring.
b. Check functioning of elevating and windage crews and click
m echanism.
c. Check 0 setting of windage scale for front sight al inement (aline by
eye) .

Section IX.
76.

MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY

Removal and Disassembly

Refer to FM 23- 15 for removal an d elisa. sembly of magazine assembly


(fig . 32).

77.

Inspection

(fig . 32.)
a. T ttbe. In spect magazine tube for dents, deformed or burred lips,
and worn or burred catch lug. If lug or catch is \YOrn sufficiently to
allow magazine to chop slightly after insertion, feeding of cartridges may
be affected.
b. Base. Inspect base for looseness in tube.
c. Follower. In spect follower for binding in tube under spring tension.
Follower w:itb , pring assembled slides smoothly up and clown tube when
depressed and released by a blLmt instrument or cartridges. When inspecting, bear on ent ire top smface of follower , not at one point only .
d. Spring. Inspect spring for deformation , fractme, and set.
e. Niagazirze and P aTis. Inspect magazine and parts for rust and corrosion and interior of tube for foreign m atter.

78.

SPRING-5509077/

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BASE-60 19631

Repair

a. The magazine is expendabl e and is replaced as an assembly . Io replacement spare parts a re furnished for repair.
b. If catch lug on magazin e is worn to the extent where proper retention is doubtful, scrap the magazine.
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79. Assembly and Installation


Hefer to Fl\'I 23- 15 for assembly a nd install a tion of magazine assembly
(fig. 32)
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Section X.
80.

BIPOD ASSEMBLY

Removal and Disassembly

R efer to FM 23 15 for removal and di sas.-e mbly of the bipo l as:::; m bl.v
(fig. 33)
0

Inspection
(fig. 33)
a. fT a her, Thwnbscrews, and K eys . Inspect for loose or broken wa her
spring on \\asher body (tack-weldrd). Inspect clamping t humb. crews
for tripped threads. In. pect keys for fractLU'e and deformation .
b. Body. Inspect bipod body for deformation of cylinder and leglockin g slot for wear, cracks, and burs.
c. BizJocl L egs. Inspect leg joints for looseness on tubes (brazed), loose
fi t in body mating apertures, locking action, wear and bm . In pee
t ube for deformation and for burs and foreign matter in keyways.
d. S liding L eg. (LH and RH) . Inspect clamps for looseness on t ube
(brazed), pring action, and stripped or burred threads. Inspect fo r
loo e an d deformed feet (welded) . Inspect tiding legs for binding or
exce sive loosenes on leg tube ; they hould slide freely without binding
or shake.

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81.

82. Repair
a. When rebuilding rifl es replace bipod assemblie. of early manufacture
(fig. 45) with bipod assemblie. conforming to late. t design (fig. 33):
b. R eplace all broken, 'Torn or otherwi e un. erviceable part . Remove burs and rust as explained in paragraphs 35 and 3G.
83.

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Refer to FM 23-15 for a sem bly and installation of the bipod assembly
(fig. 33).

84.

Functional Check

Check bipod as embly for looseness on flash hider (bearing); should be


" lip on" fit . Check spring washer for functioning with bipod assemb ly.
Washer is as embled to barrel with spring forward. Check locking
fun ction of t humb. crew , folding and locking action of legs, and locking
of licling legs.

Section XI.

CAL .. 30 JOINTED CLEANING ROD M 1

85. Inspection
Inspect the cleaning patch ection (fig. 3-J.) of the cal. .30 jointed
cleaning rod Ml for deformat ion or other signs of unserviceability.
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/ r CLEAN ING ROD HANDLE-6147612

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FINAL INSPECTION

FIRST SECT ION- 60 17664

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86.

Materiel to be returned to use r must meet th e standards and tolerances prescribed in chapter -.

88. Inspection Guide


Table IV is provided a. a guide for the final inspection of weapons
after repair and before return to the u er .

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General

T able IV .
Point to be inspected

Ji'inal im;prct io n

Cal ..30 jointed cleaning rod ~!1 -e.t]Jloded view.

FINISH ______ _____ ________ ____


FOREAR:\L _____ ___ ___ __ ___ __

Replacement

If the cleaning patch sect ion is unserYiceab le, replace .

BUTT STOCK (PLASTIC)__ ___


BORE _________ ________ ___ ____
BREECH BORE __ ___ _____ ____
FRONT SIGHT __ __ ___ ____ ____
REAR SI GHT __ ___ __________ __

HAMMEJ'~ PIN ____ __ ___ ____ _ _


BOLT LOCK ____ ____ _______ ___
BOLT LINK PI ____ __ ____ ___ _

BIPOD ASSY - --- --- - ---- - --- HEADSPACE ______ _______ __ __


PISTON DIA ____ ______ ___ ___ __
SLIDE ASSL __ ___ __ ___ ______ _
GAS CYLI DER DIA ___ _____ _
TRIGGER PULL___ _____ _____ _
FIRING PIN HOLE __ ___ _____ _
FIRING PI I PROTRUSIO I _ _

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Dull enough to prevent glare.


flea soned crack. , sma ll d ent~, a nd insignifi rant
cracks are acceptal lc.
Cracks that are not at critical points are acceptable.
Fine uniform pitting but with sha rp lands is
acceptab le.
l\fa.ximum 0.306 inch. Use gage 5564343.
SecUJely assembled with no burs or malformat ions.
l\Iu t be secme on receiver. E levation and
windage scales to function smoot hly throughout range. Graduations to he legible.
No check.
No check
~o check.
Refer to figs. 44 and 45 to see if bipod assembly
is of la test design.
Min.imum 1.940 inch . Use gage 731994-!.
l\faximum 1.950 inch . Use gage 7319954-.
}Iinimum 0.494 inch. Use gage 5077201.
Check fo r out--of-round of ham mer pin hole.
Check sear notch for wear.
l\laximum 0.503 inch. Use gage 5077204.
1initmun G pounds. Ma.,imum 10 pounds.
No chec k.
Approximately % inch.

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APPENDIX
REFERENCES
1.

Publication Indexes

Department of the Army pamphlets of the 310-series and DA Pam


108- 1 sholllcl be consulted frequently for latest changes or revisions of
references given in this appendix and for new publi cation s relat ing to
materi el covered in thi publication.

2.

Supply Manuals

The following manuals of the Department of the \.rmy supply manual


pertain o this materiel:
a. Destruction to Prevent Enemy se.
Ammunition Explosive , Bulk Propella nt: a nd
Explosive Devices ____________ ___________ , l\ I 9- 5- 1375
Pyro technics, 1\Iilita.ry, All Type ________ ___ Sl\I 9- 5- 1370
Land Mines and Components ___ ____________ 81\I 9- 5- 13-1-5
b. General.
Index of Supply Manuals; Ordnance Corps __ DA Pam 310- 29
In t rod uction and Index ______ __ ____________ ORD 1
c. Repair and R ebuild.
Abra ive , AdhesiYe , Cleaners, Preservative ,
RecoilFluicls,SpecialOils, andRelatedltems _
Soldering, 1\Ietallizing, Brazing, and W elcling
Materials; Ga es and R lated Items ____ ___
Lubricating Equipment, Acces ories, and Related Dispensers ________ __ __ ____________
Misce llaneous H ardware ___ ____ ________ ____
Shop Set, Smail Arm , Field Maintenance ____
Special Tool Sets for Small Arms and Automatic Weapon (S L Group A and B) ____
Standard H ardware ____ __ _________________
Tool Set, Armorers' (l\IOS 0511 ) ____________
Tool Set, Small Arms Repairman (Ordnance)
( 'lOS 0903) ___ _________________________

ORD 3 S L K- 1
ORD 3 S L K- 2
ORD (*) SNL I(-3
ORD 5 SNL H - 2
ORD 6 S JL J-8, Sec. 6
ORD 6 SNL J- 12
ORD 5 SNL H- 1
ORD 6 SNL J- 10, Sec. 1
ORD 6 S JL J- 10, Sec. 2

d. n -eapon.
Rifie, Automatic, Cal. .30, BrmYning,
11918A2 ______________________________ ORD (*) 'NL A-!

3.

Forms
Tb e follow ing form s pertain Lo th is materiel:

ee DA Pam 3 10- 29. Index of Supply ?IJ au uals ; Ordna nce Corp , for published types of manuals of
the Ordnance section of the D epu rllll Cll l of the Army su pply manual.

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DA Form 9- 71 , Locator and luventory Control Card


DA Form. 9-77, Job Order R egister
DA Form 9- 7 , Job Order
DA Form 9- 79, Parts R equi ition
DA Form 9- 0, J ()b Order File
DA Form 9- 1, Exchange Part of Uni - Identification Tag
D Form 421, Stock R ecord Card
DA Form 468, Un atisfaetory Equipment R eport
DA Form 811 , Work Reque t and J ob Order
DA Form 828, Job Tim Ti cket-Individual
DA Form 829, Rejection Iemorandum
DA Form 865, Work Order
DA Form 866, Con olidation of Par ts
DA Form 67, Status of Modification ~ ork Order
DD Form 6, Report of Damaged or Improper Shipment

4.

Other Publications

The following publi cations contain information pertinent to this materiel and associated equipment:
a. Camouflage.
Camouflage, Ba ic Principles ______ ____ ___ ___________ F 'l5- 20
Camouflage of IncliYiduals and Infantry \\capons ______ Fl\I 5-20A
b. D econtamination.
D econtamination __________________________________ TM 3-220
Defense Against CBR Attack_ ___________ ______ ______ FM 21--10
c. Destruction lo P1evenl Enemy [.,'se .
Explosives and Demolit ion ----------- - - ----------- - FlVI 5-25
Ordl1ance Servi ce in t he Field ______________ _________ _ FM 9-5
d. General .
Common Classification Code ______ __________________
Inspection of Ordnance Materiel in t he H and of
Troops __ ___ _____ _____________________ ____ ____ __
Accident R eporting ______________ ____ ______________
Unsatisfactory Equipment R eport_ _________ ______ ____
e. Operation.
Ftmdamentals of mall rms __________________ ______
Small Arms Hatcriel and Associated Equipment _______
f. Re7Jair and Rebuild.
Abrasive, Cleaning, Preserving, Sealing, Adhesive, and
R elated Materials Issued for Ordnance 1Iateri eL ___
"' elding Theory and Appli cation _______________ ______
Lubrication _____________________ _______ ___________
R esearch and D evelopme nt, Type Clas ification, i\Iodernization Cod ing, and l\Jodification of MatNiel _ _ ___
Ordnance Maintenance and General Supply in the Field _

AR 711- 50
TM 9-1100
SR 385-10--10
AR 700-3
TM 9-2205
T ti 9-2200

TM 9-850
Tl\I 9-2852
T i\II 9-2835
\ R 705-5
FM 9- 10

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Painting Instructions for Field Use ______ ________ ___ __


Rebuild Standards for Small Arms MaterieL __________
g. Shipment and Limited Storage.
Army Shipping Document_ _________________________
Field Inspection and Servi ceability Standards for Small
Arms MaterieL __ ________ _______________________
Ordnance Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Storage,
and Shipping ______________ ___ _____ ______________
Marking of Oversea Supply __________________ _______
Ordnance Storage and Shipment Chart Group A Major
Items and Major Combinations of Group A ________
Twin Cal. .50 Machine Gun Pedestal Mounts M46 and
M65 ___ __ ____ __ ___ _____ _________________ ________

INDEX

TM 9-2851
TB ORD 366
TM 38-705
TB ORD 587
TM 9-1 005
SR 746-30-5
TB 9-CSSC- A
TM 9-230

Report of Damaged or Improper Shipment_ ___________ AR 700-58


h. Weapon .
Browning Automatic Rifle, Caliber .30, M1918A2 ______ FM 23-15
Packaging of Small Arms Materiel With Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor CVCI) ____ __ __ __ __ __ ____________ __ TB ORD 623

Paragraphs

Accidents, field report _________________________________ _


Actuator. (See Butt stock, buffer, and ar tuator group. )

53
18, 51
50
52
39

41
14, 36
32
40
23

83
84
81
80
82
17

68
68
68
68
68
14

57
58
19, 55
54
56

45
45
15, 4!

36

22

62
22, 60
59
61

52
15, 46
46
50

Carbon and rust removaL ________________ --------- - ---Clearling ________________________ ___________ _________ _
Cleaning rod ML ______________________________ ___ ___ _
Cyclic rate mechan ism ______________ _____________ -----_
Cylinder. (See Gas cylinder group. )

35
33
85, 86
4j

22
21
68, 70
6

Data, tabulated ____ ___ ___________ ____ ___ ------------ -D escription of rifle Ml918A2 _____________________ _____ _

6
3

Barrel and receiver group:


Assembl y and installation ___ __ ____________ -- ---- - -_______________ _________ ________ _______ _
In s p ec~on

R emoval and disassembly _______________ ---_-- __ --R epair_ _______________________________________ __ _


Barrels, repair ____________________ __ __________ ______ __
Bipod assembly:
Assembly and installation _________ ___ ___________ __ _
Functional check _________________ ______________ --Inspection _______________________________________ _
Removal and disassembly ______________________ ___ _
R epair ____________________ ___ ___________________ _
Bipod group, in pection in hands of troop ________ - ___ _-Bolt group:
Assemb ly and installation _________ ___ _____________ _
Functional check________________________________ __
Inspection _____ __ __________________________ ______ _
R emoval and disassembly _______________ --------- -R epair_ __________ ___ _____ ______________________ __
Buffer . (See Butt stock, buffer, and actuator group. )
Burs, removal ____________________________ -------- ----Butt tock, buffer, and actuator group:
Assemb ly and insta llation _______ _____ ---------- - --In spection _______________________ ___ - - - ---- - ----- R emoval and d isassembly ______________ ------- - ---R epair_ _____________________________ - ------------

Equipment.

Gas cylinder and forearm group:


Assembly and installation _____ ___________ --- ______ _
Inspection ____________________ __ _______ __ ________ _
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45

(See Tools and equipment.)

Final inspection:
D escription ______________________________________ _
Instructions (table IV) ______ ______________________ _
Forearm. (See Gas cy linder and forearm group and Stock
and forearm gro up .)
Forms, record , and reports __________ ------------------Function-fu-ing _____________________ - ------------------

74

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3c

J2d

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87, 88

71

3
42

3
23

76
23, 68

66
15, 58

75

R emoval a nd disassembly ____ __ ___ _______ ___ ______ _


R epair ____________________________ ____ __________ _
R eaclspace, inspection in ha nds of troops _____ ___________ _
Inspections:
Categories ________ _________________________ ______ _
Final _______ ___ _____________________________ ----iVl ateri el:
In han ds of Lroops _______ _____ ______ __________ _
Received by ordoan ce shop __________ ______ ____ _
Preemba rkation _________________________________ - _
Purpo e __ __ _____________________________________ _
Scope ___________________________________________ _
Jointed cleaniog rod :\IL _____ __________ ________ ------Lubrication ___ __________ ________ ___ _________ __ __ --- __ _

67
69
27
12
l2, P-7, 88

56
60
17
ll

11 , 7 l

28, 2!)

12
19
1.8, 19

Jl

11

10

ll

85, 86

68, 70

l :l '27
30, :3 1

33

21

assembl y:
Assembly and installation _________________________ _
Inspection _______________________________________ _
Removal and disassembly ____ ____ ___ _______ _______ _
Repair ___ ______________________________________ __
Maintenance allocation ______ ________ _____ ________ ____ _

7!1
71
76
78
2

68
66
6G

Operations route sheet (ta ble III) ___ ____________ _______ _

43

~I agaz in e

Parts:
Inspection __________ ___ __________ __ ________ ______ _
29
R eplacement _______________ ________ ________ ___ __ __
3u
R equisitioning ___________________________________ _
7
Pisto n. (See Sli de a nd piston group. )
Preembarkation inspection ____ ___________________ ------ 12b, 28, 29
R ear sight assembly:
A sembly and installation __ _ _____________________ _
Functional check_ __ _______ _____________________ _
I nspection _____________ ________________ __________ _
R emoval and disassembly _______________ _____ -----R epair_ _________________________ - ________ --- - --- R eceiver. (See Barrel and receiver group.)
R ecords and reports __________________________________ _
R epair _______ ____________________________________ ---R epair m ethods ______________________________________ _
Rifle inspection i n hands of troops ______________________ _
Riveting _______ ___ _____ ____________________ _____ ____ _
Ru st removaL _______________________________________ _
Safeties _____________________________________________ _
Scope___ _______ __________________________________ ___ _
Sig hts, inspection in hands of troops ____________________ _
Slide and piston group:
Assemb ly and installation _________________________ _
Inspection __________ _____________________________ _
Removal and elisa sembly _________________________ _
Repair_ ______________ - ____________________ ------Springs, repair ____________ ______ _____________________ _
Stock and forearm group, inspection in hands of troops ___ _

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75
72

71
73
3
32- 86
3
15

66

2
24
19
22
7
11, 18, 19

71

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31
5
34e

19
6

22

26, 29

17, 19

9
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34c

7
3

47
4-

8
21, 45
9
4
46

25
31

22
30
25
31

15, 25
32
25
29
16
19

Unsatisfactory equipment report _______________ ____ - _---

3d

\Velcling __ ____ ___ __ ___ - ------------------------------\\"ooclen components, repair_ ___ _____ --------------------

3-d

22
23

37

3
21

23
2
14

66

56
15, 52
52
56
2:l
16

88

41
1
16

40

Trigger guard assembly:


Assembly ______ ____ ___ _________________ __ _____ ___ _
Disassembly ________ __ _____________________ ______ _
Functional check____ ______________________ _______ _
Inspection _____ _______ _____________________ ______ _
Installation _________ ________________ ---- - -------- R emoval ________________________________________ _
Repair ___________________________________ __ __ ---Trigger pull, inspection in hands of troops ______ _________ _
Troubleshooting (table II ) ___________________ ___ ______ __

22
23

GG
6
63

35

20, G
6:3
65

T ab les:
Final inspection (table IV ) ________________________ _
Operations route sheet for ca l. .30 Bro1miJ1g automatic
rifle J\Il918A2 (table 111 )_ ________________ _______ _
Special tools and equipmenL for field maintenance
(table I ) ___ _____ _____________________________ - _
Troub leshooting (table II )_ ____ ____________ ------ --Tabulated data __________ __ __________________________ _
Threads, repair_ _____________________________ ---- - - - -Too ls an d equipment:
Common ______ __________________________ ________ _
Inspection ___ _____ _______________ __________ ____ __ _
Specia l (table I ) __________________________________ _
nsatisfactory eq uipment report_ __________________ _
Use of tools ______________________ _____ ________ ___ _

38

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22

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Surfaces, repair :
Finished _________________ --- ______________ ___ ---Machined and polished _____ ____________ ___ ________ _

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[AG 474.2 (28 Jan. 57)]

BY ORDER OF THE

E RET ARIES OF THE ARi\IT A 1 D THE AIR FORCE:

MAXWELL D. T YLOR,
General United , late Army.
Chief of taff.

OFFICIAL:

HERBERT M. JONE ,
Major General, United State Army,
The Adjutant General.

N. F. TWINING ,
OFFICIAL:

Chief of Sta:f)", [ nited tales Air Force.

HARLES M. McDERlVIOTT
Colonel, [;nited Stales Air Force,
Acting Air Adjutant General.
Di tribution:
Aclite .lrmy:

C GB

Pl\IST r Div Ord nits


Orel Ammo Comd
Gen Depot
Orcl Sec, Gen Depot
Orel Depots
POE (OS)
Trans Terminal Cornel
Army Termin al
0
up Agencie
Orcl PG
Ord Arsenal
i\lil Di t
Ord Proc Dist
l\IIAAG
i\[j I l\llsn
JBUSJ\IC
JUSi\IAG (Greece)
Fld Comd, AFSWP

ASA
Tee Svc, DA
Orel Bel
Hq CO~ARC
CO~ ARC Bel
Army AA Cornel
0 ;\laj Cornel
OS Ba, e Cornel
Log Cornel
i\lD\V
Armies
Corp
Div
Orel Gp
Orel Bn
Ord Co
Ft.& Cp
Gen & Br vc cb
XG: 'late AG ; units-smne as Active Army.

S tlR: Xone.

For expla nation of abbreviation used, see R 320- 50- l.


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