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SW370-A2-OPI-010

SOFWEP-04-G10-0003-83-00

OPERATOR’S MANUAL for RIFLE, 7.62MM MK 14 MOD 0, Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR)

for RIFLE, 7.62MM MK 14 MOD 0, Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) Distribution Statement D: Distribution author

Distribution Statement D: Distribution authorized to the DoD and DoD contractors only; due to Specific Authority (Public Law 90-629-ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT AND DoD 5230.25 WITHHOLDING OF); 1 October 2002. Other requests shall be referred to Commander, Code 4081 NSWC, 300 Highway 361, Crane, Indiana 47522-5001.

Destruction Notice: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of this document.

Warnings

1. Be sure to clear weapon before disassembling,

cleaning, inspecting, transporting or storing.

2. Stay clear of muzzle and always keep weapon

pointed downrange.

3. Keep safety on until ready to fire.

4. Never open the weapon’s action if the barrel is

extremely hot and you suspect there is a live round in chamber.

5. Always look into chamber to ensure it is empty

after clearing weapon.

6. When ammunition and weapon are exposed to

the sun on a hot sunny day, a cook-off can occur within 150 rounds of continuous firing.

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7.

Do not allow cartridge primer to hit any hard

surface or it may fire. Dispose of live rounds appropriately.

8. Ensure that the action is closed before

beginning disassembly.

9. All personnel shall wear approved single

hearing protection devices during training

exercises.

10. Ensure there are no obstructions in the barrel.

Cautions Do not interchange bolt, gas cylinder, and trigger group with other weapons.

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SW370-A2 -OPI-010

SOFWEP-04-G10-0003-83-00

Operator’s Manual for RIFLE, 7.62MM MK 14 MOD 0, Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR)

Distribution Statement D: Distribution authorized to DoD and DoD contractors only; due to specific Authority (PUBLIC LAW 90-629-ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT AND DoD 5230.25 WITHHOLDING OF) 1 October 2002. Other requests shall be referred to Commander, Code 4081 NAVSURFWARCENDIV, 300 Highway 361, Crane, Indiana 47522-5001.

Destruction Notice: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of this document.

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Table of Contents

WARNINGS

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CAUTIONS

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

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Section I

General Information

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Scope

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Corrosion, Prevention, and Control (CPC)

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Reporting Equipment Improvement

Recommendations (EIR)

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Section II

Equipment Description

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1-4

Equipment Characteristics,

Capabilities and Features

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Location and Description of Major Components 1-8

1-6

Equipment Data

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CHAPTER 2

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Section I

Preventive Maintenance Checks

and Services (PMCS)

2-1

2-1 PMCS Procedures

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Section II

Operation

Under Usual Conditions

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2-2

Operation of the Weapon

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2-3

Install Magazine

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CHAPTER 3

MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

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Section I

Inspection

and Lubrication

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3-1

Inspection

Guide

3-1

3-2

Lubrication Guide

3-2

Section II

Troubleshooting Procedures

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3-3

Troubleshooting

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3-4

Disassembly Procedures (Field Stripping)

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3-5

Cleaning, Inspection, and Repairs

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Section III

Inspection Instructions

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3-6

Reassembly Procedures

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3-7

Scope Mounting (as required)

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Day Optic Sight Removal

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3-9

Function Check

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CHAPTER 4

MAINTENANCE OF

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

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4-1

Clean Bipod Assembly

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CHAPTER 5

AMMUNITION

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5-1

Ammunition

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APPENDIX A

BASIC ISSUE ITEMS (BII) LIST

A-1

Section

I Introduction

A-1

A-1 Scope A-1

A-2

Basic Issue Items (BII) List

A-1

A-3

Explanation of Columns

A-2

Section II

Basic Issue Items

A-4

APPENDIX B

ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZED LIST

B-1

Section

I Introduction

B-1

B-1 Scope B-1

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B-2

General

B-1

B-3

Explanation of Listing

B-1

B-4

Explanation of Columns

B-2

APPENDIX C

EXPENDABLE/DURABLE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS LIST

C-1

Section I Introduction

C-1

C-1

Scope

C-1

C-2

Explanation of Columns

C-1

Section II

Expendable/Durable Supplies &

Requirements List

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Section I. General Information

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Section I. General Information 1-1

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F i g u r e 1 - 1 . Rifle, 7.62mm, MK14 MOD 0

Figure 1-1. Rifle, 7.62mm, MK14 MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR).

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SCOPE.

a. Type of Manual: Operator’s Manual.

b. Model number and equipment name: Rifle, 7.62mm, MK 14

MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR).

c. Purpose of Equipment: The purpose of the rifle is to provide

personnel an offensive/defensive capability to engage enemy targets.

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The adapter rails allow the operator the capability to mount various accessories on the MK 14 EBR.

1-2.

CORROSION, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL (CPC).

CPC of material is a continuing concern. It is important any corrosion issues be reported so that corrections/improvements can be made. While corrosion is typically associated with rusting metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials such as rubber or plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a result of corrosion.

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1-3.

REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).

If your rifles or this manual need improvement, let us know. You, as the users, are the primary source of information on what needs improvement. Let us know what improvements in design or performance are needed. A reply will be furnished directly to you. Report to:

Commander Crane Division Naval Surface Warfare Center Attn: Code 4081, Bldg. 2521 300 Highway 361 Crane, Indiana 47522-5001

or use NSWC Code 4081 Form SMW-ECP and fill in blocks 1-6 and submit to David.Armstrong@navy.mil and copy Ron.Webster@navy.mil.

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Section II. Equipment Description

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EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES.

a. CHARACTERISTICS:

The 7.62mm MK 14 MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) is a lightweight, air-cooled, gas operated, magazine fed weapon, used primarily for semi-automatic fire.

b. CAPABILITIES:

The MK 14 MOD 0 EBR will be used to engage target at ranges out to 600 yards for point targets and 1000 yards for area targets. The MK 14 MOD 0 EBR deliberately capitalizes on prior shooting and maintenance skills of individuals trained and proficient with M14 type rifles, and provides an inherently more versatile and precision arm. The EBR is equipped with multiple MIL-STD-1913 rails to facilitate the

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mounting of various accessories for tailoring to operational requirements.

c.

FEATURES:

The MK 14 MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle consists of a rifle housed in a chassis stock system, vertical grip, improved iron sights, vortex flash suppressor, see-through scope rings, bipod with mount, tactical sling, maintenance kit and two magazines in a discreet soft case.

MK 14 enhancements versus the M14 are a sage chassis stock system to include replacement operating rod guide and stripper guide, replacement rail, larger rear aperature, H&K style ring front sight on a replacement gas lock, and a vortex flash suppressor on a shorter 18 inch barrel (versus standard 22 inch unit).

The Chassis Stock System of the EBR allows for compatibility with a number of currently fielded accessories to include many of those in the SOPMOD Kit for the M4A1 Carbine: Universal Pocket Scope Mount – on rear short rail (can hold AN/PVS-18, M68 AimPoint,

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AN/PVS-14 depending on adapter), AN/PEQ-5, AN/PEQ-2 on any of the 4 front rails, Universal Night Sight or AN/PVS-22 (in front of a day optic on top rail), various rail mountable flashlights and bipods. Mounts have been prototyped to allow mounting of the AN/PVS-17 Series Mini Night Vision Sight (MNVS) as well (let your command know if there is interest). The Kydex fore-end heat shield has 1/8 inch holes to allow for zip ties etc. to be use to secure remote pressure switches as required. Any available 30mm Optics can be used with the see through rings provided (adapters would be required for 1” tube scopes).

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LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS.

1-5. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS. Figure 1-2. 7.62mm MK14 MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle

Figure 1-2. 7.62mm MK14 MOD 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle Major Components.

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a. Bolt Assembly (1)

b. Barrel/Receiver Group (2)

c. Operating Rod and Connector

Group (3)

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The bolt assembly feeds and locks the round in the chamber. The firing pin detonates the primer to fire the round. The spent cartridge case is removed from the chamber by the extractor.

The barrel houses cartridges for firing and the receiver assembly serves as the support for all the major groups and assemblies of the weapon.

The operating rod and connector group drives the recoil parts of the weapon. This group consists of the recoiling parts of the weapon. It includes the operating rod, operating rod spring and guide, as well as the connector assembly.

d. Chassis Stock System (4)

e. Firing Mechanism (5)

f. Magazine (6)

The chassis stock system is comprised of a top cover with integral rail, and a grip/base assembly which houses a telescoping buttstock with adjustable cheek rest. The system includes MIL-STD-1913 rails for accessory mounting.

The firing mechanism houses the components required to provide locking, firing, and safety functions of the weapon.

The magazine assembly consists of the magazine box, magazine spring, and magazine follower. The magazine capacity for the MK 14 EBR is 20 rounds of ammunition.

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g. Vertical Grip (7)

h. Fore-grip (8)

The vertical grip attaches to the rail interface system and provides added support and control for firing and quicker handling with additional components attached to the weapon.

The fore-grip is secured to the bottom rail by 2 ¼-20 screws (and or the vertical grip). It provides a secure front gripping area and protects the user’s hand from heat during rapid fire.

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EQUIPMENT DATA.

Weights

MK14 EBR (Iron Sights/no magazine)

11.0

lbs

MK14 EBR (empty magazine, sling and vertical grip)

12.4

lbs

Magazine (empty)

0.52

lbs

Magazine (full)

1.6 lbs

Bipod w/mount

0.74

lbs

 

Sling

0.57

lbs

Vertical Grip

0.3 lbs

Length

EBR with Stock collapsed

34.9

inches

EBR with Stock fully extended

40.9

inches

Ballistics

 

M80 Ball muzzle velocity

2675

fps

M118LR muzzle velocity

2511

fps

Rate of Fire (auto)

750 rpm

(approx)

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CHAPTER 2

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

2-1.

Section I.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)

PMCS PROCEDURES.

WARNING BEFORE STARTING AN INSPECTION, BE SURE TO CLEAR THE WEAPON. DO NOT KEEP LIVE AMMUNITION NEAR WORK AREA.

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

   

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

 

Procedure

Capable If:

1

Before

Rifle, 7.62mm

Visually check for missing or damaged

All basic

EBR

items of

issue not

components.

present.

Before/

a.

Inspect for

Includes:

After

dents, cracks,

1.

Manual,

burrs, fouling,

Operator’s

foreign matter,

2.

Magazine,

looseness and

(2 each)

defective

3.

Otis

components.

Cleaning Kit

Before

b.

Hand function

4. Lubricant

operating rod and

5. Bore

bolt assembly. They should not

Snake

bind.

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

   

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

 

Procedure

Capable If:

1

During

 

c.

Check to

6.

Combination

(Cont’d)

see that

Tool.

moving parts

7.

MK 14 EBR

function

folding tool.

smoothly.

8.

Tactical

Before/

d.

Inspect for

Sling.

After

proper

9.

Bipod

installation.

w/mount.

Before/

e.

Clean,

10. Discreet

After

wipe dry to remove oil, dirt and other

case.

foreign matter.

Before/

f.

Lubricate

After

 
 

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

 

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

 

Procedure

Capable If:

2

Before

Bolt Group

While

Bolt Group binds in the receiver.

charging

weapon,

confirm bolt

 

group moves

freely without

binding.

Before

a.

Remove

and inspect

for excessive

wear cracks or

breaks.

Before/

b.

Clean and

After

lubricate.

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

 

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

 

Procedure

Capable If:

3

Before/

Barrel &

a.

Inspect

An obstruction in barrel bore cannot be removed.

After

Receiver Group

barrel bore and chamber for presence of carbon and

foreign matter.

 

Before/

b.

Clean, wipe

After

dry & lubricate.

4

Before/

Firing

Hand function

Firing mechanism does not function properly or binds. Safety engages with hammer forward.

After

Mechanism

mechanism for

proper

operation per

para 3-9

function check.

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

 

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

Procedure

Capable If:

4

   

Safety will

 

(Cont’d)

not engage

when

hammer is

forward.

5 Before/

Gas Cylinder

Check gas

Gas cylinder plug not properly installed or has missing gas cylinder plug.

After

cylinder plug

for proper

installation.

6 Before

Rear Sight

Actuate

Rear sight

windage

windage knob

knob and

and elevation

elevation

pinion binds.

pinion

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

 

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

 

Procedure

Capable If:

6

   

assembly of

 

(Cont’d)

rear sight. Make certain they do not

bind.

7

Before/

Magazine

a.

Inspect

If damage has occurred.

After

magazine for

damage.

 

Before

b.

Check to

see if

magazine

inserts and locks in rifle

properly.

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Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Cont’d).

B=Before Operation, D=During Operation, A=After Operation

   

Location Item

 

Not Fully

to

Mission

Item

Interval

Check/Service

Procedure

Capable If:

8

Before

Stock

Inspect for

Parts are missing from stock assembly.

Assembly

damage and

for missing

parts.

 

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Section II. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS

2-2.

OPERATION OF THE WEAPON.

a. Adjusting Cheekrest And Barrel Tension.

(1) Cheekrest Adjustment

(a) The height of the cheek rest may be adjusted by first

rotating lock wrench up until it stops. Then, use a bullet tip to depress

the plunger/detent to allow for movement of one-quarter inch increment at a time. The cheek rest has two inches of travel. The lock wrench is then closed against the side of the buttstock to secure the adjustment when finished.

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Figure 2-1. MK 14 Mod 0 Cheek Rest Adjustment. (b) The buttpad can be removed

Figure 2-1. MK 14 Mod 0 Cheek Rest Adjustment.

(b) The buttpad can be removed to allow for

repositioning of the wrench which secures the cheek rest adjustment by removing two hex head screws and pulling the buttpad and aluminum spacer plate to the rear and off of the stock system. The

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lock wrench can now be repositioned by removing it to the rear off of the nut it turns, and then replace it in a position that secures the cheek rest firmly in position when closed, yet allows it to move freely when open.

rest firmly in position when cl osed, yet allows it to move freely when open. Figure

Figure 2-2. Lock Lever Adjustment.

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(c)

The length of the stock is adjusted by depressing the

lock lever using your thumb from under the cheek rest (with hand on rear grip). This unlocks the lock bar and allows for collapsing or extending the buttstock. When the desired position is reached, release the lever and push and pull on the stock to ensure the lock- bar is fully engaged.

the lever and push and pull on the stock to ensure the lock- bar is fully

Figure 2-3. Stock Adjustment.

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(d)

At the very front of the top rail unit is a barrel

tensioning screw which can be turned in to contact the barrel to the desired pressure and locked in position by either a lock nut underneath (on early models) or a set screw installed from the front or side.

If any vertical stringing occurs when the rifle is very hot, this screw can be used to eliminate it.

The holes in the top are threaded to 1/4-20 to allow for direct installation of the AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser pointer/illuminator using the low mount.

installation of the AN/PEQ-2 IR Las er pointer/illuminator using the low mount. Figure 2-4. Barrel Tensioning

Figure 2-4. Barrel Tensioning Screw.

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b.

Loading.

(1) Move the SAFETY to the safe position.

(2) Insert a loaded magazine into the magazine well until the operating spring guide engages the magazine at the front.

(3) Rotate rear of magazine up until the magazine latch snaps into position. A click will be heard to indicate that the magazine is fully seated.

(4) If bolt is closed, pull back completely on the operating rod handle and release the handle to allow the bolt to strip, feed, and chamber the top cartridge from the magazine. Do not “ride” the handle forward or the round may not completely chamber.

(5) If bolt is already open, pull back on the operating rod handle and release it or press the top of the bolt stop to release it chambering the top round.

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Figure 2-5. Operating Rod Handle. 2-15

Figure 2-5. Operating Rod Handle.

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c.

Clearing.

WARNING To be considered SAFE before disassembly, cleaning, inspecting, transporting, or storing, the weapon must be cleared.

(1) Make certain fingers are outside the trigger guard and the rifle is pointed in a safe direction.

(2) Remove magazine.

(3) Pull the operating rod handle all the way to the rear.

(4) Inspect the receiver and chamber to ensure no cartridges are present.

(5) Close bolt (don’t allow bolt to slam forward).

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d.

Battlesight Zero.

(1) Zeroing Procedures. It is recommended to zero for a 300 yard POA/POI (Point of Aim/Point of Impact) as a battlefield or battlesight zero so that any targets within 400 yards will be hit by a center of mass aimed shot based on a 22 inch “kill” zone defined as +7 inches (above) to – 15 inches (below) with respect to the center of mass aiming point. A 300 yard zero would provide for a 350 yard battlefield zero based on a smaller 13-14 inch high “kill” zone. The bullet reaches its maximum height above line of sight at 150-175 yards at approximately 7 inches and drops to 6 inches below line of sight at 350 yards. A 100 yard zero can also be set. Sight adjustments would then be made for targets beyond 300 yards (where the bullet is already 16-18 inches below line of sight). If initial zeroing is to be done at a 25 yard range then the bullets should hit approximately 1 inch above line of sight (aimpoint) for a 300 yard zero or 0.5 inches below line of sight for a 100 yard zero. Any easily seen target can be used. A stable shooting position must be used for zeroing to assure that 3 round groups can be fired within about 2 MOA (1/2 inch ES at 25 yards). Iron sight zeroing is essentially the

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same for M80 and M118LR as can be seen from the ballistic chart in Figure 2-6.

MK14 MOD 0 Ballistic Info.

18 in. barrel/Standard Conditions

M80 Ball muzzle vel. = 2675 fps

M118LR muzzle vel. = 2511 fps

 

Impact vs. Line of Sight (LOS)

 

300 yd

M80

M118LR

100 yd

M80

M118LR

ZERO

Path

Path

ZERO

Path

Path

Yards

Inches

Inches

Yards

Inches

Inches

0

-1.2

-1.2

0

-1.2

-1.2

25

0.9

1.1

25

-0.4

-0.4

50

2.8

3.1

50

0.1

0.1

75

4.3

4.7

75

0.2

0.3

100

5.4

5.9

100

0

0

125

6.2

6.7

125

-0.6

-0.7

150

6.7

7.1

150

-1.5

-1.8

175

6.7

7.1

175

-2.9

-3.3

200

6.2

6.6

200

-4.6

-5.2

225

5.4

5.7

225

-6.9

-7.7

250

4.1

4.3

250

-9.5

-10.6

Figure 2-6. Ballistics Chart (Sheet 1 of 2)

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MK14 MOD 0 Ballistic Info.

18 in. barrel/Standard Conditions

M80 Ball muzzle vel. = 2675 fps

M118LR muzzle vel. = 2511 fps

 

Impact vs. Line of Sight (LOS)

 

300 yd

M80

M118LR

100 yd

M80

M118LR

ZERO

Path

Path

ZERO

Path

Path

Yards

Inches

Inches

Yards

Inches

Inches

275

2.3

2.4

275

-12.7

-13.9

300

0

0

300

-16.3

-17.8

325

-2.7

-2.8

325

-20.4

-22.1

350

-6

--6.3

350

-25.1

-27

375

-10

-10.3

375

-30.4

-32.6

400

-14.7

-15.1

400

-36.5

-38.8

425

-20

-20.5

425

-43.2

-45.7

450

-26.1

-26.6

450

-50.6

-53.3

475

-33

-33.4

475

-58.9

-61.6

500

-40.6

-41

500

-67.8

-70.6

Figure 2-6. Ballistics Chart (Sheet 2 of 2).

(2) Either of the two most stable firing positions, the foxhole or prone supported, may be used for obtaining the battlesight zero.

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However, the position selected should be located on the prescribed 25-meter firing range.

(3) Elevation Adjustment – Rear Sight Only – The sight elevation of the aperture is adjusted by the pinion. To raise the strike of the bullet, turn the pinion (left hand knob) clockwise. To lower the strike of the bullet turn the pinion counterclockwise (each click shifts impact 1.25 inches at 100 yards or 1 ¼ MOA). Pinion knob is actually marked in meters.

(4) Front Sight Windage Adjustment – Front Sight-The front sight may be adjusted for major windage if desired to aid in centering of rear sight windage adjustment, but should not be adjusted so far as to overhang either side of the dovetail mount on the gas lock. A single Allen head screw secures the front sight in position (tighten firmly). The front sight moves in the opposite direction of bullet impact shift.

(5) Windage Adjustment – Rear Sight – The lateral movement of the sight is regulated by the windage knob. Rotation of

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the right hand rear sight knob counterclockwise shifts the impact left 1 ¼ inches at 100 yards for each click (1 ¼ MOA). Clockwise rotation moves impact right.

NOTE If any play/tolerance can be felt in the front sight/gas cylinder assembly (movement on barrel) the assembly can be removed and the three spline grooves in the barrel can be peened slightly for a snug fit of the gas cylinder (it will then need to be tapped into place). A special gas cylinder wrench may be required to remove the gas lock if it is tight or a large adjustable wrench can also work. Do not interchange gas cylinders between weapons to assure the gas port remains properly aligned. The removal of any noticeable tolerance here could help slightly with iron sight accuracy. The flash suppressor must be removed in order to accomplish this, preferably with a ¾ inch open-end wrench (conventional right hand threads). The 3/16 inch hex key on the EBR folding tool may be used expediently to install or remove the flash suppressor if it is not excessively tight (slide through opposite slots at the rear, max. install torque=10 ft-lbs.

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e. Immediate Action.

If your weapon stops firing, perform the following immediate

action:

WARNING If a noticeable difference in sound or recoil is experienced, STOP FIRING. Either condition could indicate an incomplete powder burn and/or a bullet stuck in the bore. Retract operating rod handle slowly and remove fired cartridge case. Clean weapon and check for unburned powder grains in the receiver or bore and for a bullet in the bore before resuming firing. If the bullet is stuck in bore, return the weapon to the armorer.

(1) Pull rearward on the magazine to make sure it is properly

seated.

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WARNING Do not load a rifle which could be hot enough to cause a cook- off (has fired over 180 rounds within 5 minutes).

(2) Pull operating rod handle all the way back. Observe ejection of case or cartridge. Check chamber for obstruction. If chamber is not clear, perform remedial action.

(3) If a cartridge or case is ejected and the chamber is clear, release the charging handle to feed a new round. Don’t ride the charging handle forward.

(4) Now fire. If the weapon will not fire, look for trouble and apply remedial action.

f. Remedial Action.

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WARNING If your weapon stops firing with a live round in the chamber of a hot barrel, remove the round quickly. However, if you cannot remove it within 10 seconds, remove magazine and wait 15 minutes with the weapon pointed in a safe direction. This way, you won’t get hurt by a possible round cooking off. Regardless, keep your face away from the ejection port while clearing a hot chamber.

(1) If your weapon still fails to fire after performing immediate action, check again for jammed cartridge case.

(2) If a cartridge case is in the chamber, tap it out with a cleaning rod.

g. Bullet Stuck In Bore.

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WARNING If an audible “POP” or reduce recoil is experienced during firing, immediately CEASE FIRE.

DO NOT APPLY IMMEDIATE ACTION.

(1) Remove the magazine.

(2) Lock the bolt to the rear.

(3) Place the selector lever on the “SAFE” position.

(4) Visually inspect bore using a mirror or from the muzzle (assure magazine is removed).

(5) If a bullet is stuck in the barrel of the weapon do not attempt to remove it. Turn the weapon into the armorer.

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h. Loading Magazine.

(1) Load magazine by placing a cartridge on the magazine between the feed lips and press the cartridge down into the magazine. Repeat until the magazine is full. (See figure 2-7).

cartridge down into the magazine. Repeat until the magazine is full. (See figure 2-7). Figure 2-7.

Figure 2-7. Loading Magazine.

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(2) Loading Magazine with Filler and Clip.

NOTE The magazine may be loaded quickly using five-round stripper clips and the magazine filler found in each bandoleer.

(a) With the magazine filler in place, place a five-round

stripper clip in position. Using thumb pressure on the rear of the top cartridge, press down firmly until all ten rounds are below the feed lips

of the magazine. (See Figure 2-8).

(b) Remove the empty stripper clip while holding the

magazine filler in place.

(c)

Repeat until 4 five-round clips are loaded.

(d)

Remove magazine filler and retain it for future use.

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Figure 2-8. Loading Magazine with Filler and Clip. 2-28

Figure 2-8. Loading Magazine with Filler and Clip.

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2-3.

INSTALL MAGAZINE.

a. Insert magazine into the magazine well until the operating

spring guide engages the magazine at the front.

b. Rotate magazine back and up until the magazine snaps into

position. A click will be heard to indicate that the magazine is fully

seated.

will be heard to indicate that the magazine is fully seated. Figure 2-9. Loading Magazine into

Figure 2-9. Loading Magazine into Rifle.

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CHAPTER 3

MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Section I. INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION

3-1.

INSPECTION GUIDE.

During and after cleaning the operator should inspect the rifle and its components for any irregularities that may cause problems during its operation. If any potential deficiencies are noted, they should be corrected immediately.

Damaged or missing parts

Improper assembly or function

Absence of free movement, where applicable

Uncustomary looseness

Parts exhibiting signs of cracks, burrs, dents or obvious signs of damage or stress

Presence of signs or tactile clicks in controls, where applicable

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General overall cleanliness

Presence of proper lubrication

Movement of gas piston (free movement)

Presence of corrosion or degradation of surface finish

3-2.

LUBRICATION GUIDE.

a. General Lubrication Guidelines:

(1) Use CLP (Cleaner Lubricant Preservative) which is a synthetic blend effective down to -65 degrees F and meets MIL-L- 63460 to clean and lubricate all metal parts requiring lubrication. Also use a light coating of it as a preservative on all exposed steel surfaces.

(2) Every 1000 rounds apply a medium coating of rifle grease to the bolt locking lugs and their recesses in the receiver, the bolt guide track in the receiver, the operating rod guide track on the side of the receiver and press grease into the bolt roller and lightly coat the camming slot in the operating rod.

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b. Extreme Conditions:

(1) Hot: Minimize use of grease in a hot dusty / sandy environment to reduce dirt buildup from the environment. Replace grease with CLP in all areas but the bolt roller. In very extreme conditions the MK 14 MOD 0 can be fired reliably completely dry without any lubricants. Clean and re-lubricate as soon as conditions allow.

(2) Cold: Again minimize use of grease in extreme cold environments. Use a light coating of CLP for lubrication of all areas but the bolt roller.

(3) Saltwater: It is important to flush the entire weapon with plenty of fresh water after any submersion in Salt Water / Surf environments. Take the time to disassemble the rear sight if possible and flush with fresh water and re-grease contact areas. Also be sure bore has drained before attempting to fire if it has been submerged in water. Remove any muzzle cap used and retract bolt 1-2 inches to

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allow for barrel drainage (dry the bore immediately if conditions permit).

c. General Cleaning Guidelines:

Cleaning Frequency (General Conditions- Extreme conditions will increase frequency)

(1) Barrel - Chamber and Bore: Clean every 250 rounds with the supplied Otis Kit according to instructions provided in kit or use the supplied Bore Snake when little time is available - pull three times through bore with CLP on the first few inches of the bore snake (pull from chamber out muzzle).

(2) Gas Cylinder / Piston - Remove and clean gas piston every 500 rounds and also clean gas cylinder bore at the same time (using Otis Kit). The M14 Combination Tool can be used to clean carbon from the piston grooves (it's 3/8 inch wrench section is also used to remove the gas plug). Be sure and clean any carbon build-up from the bore of the piston as well. Every 250 rounds check to be

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sure the piston is free (falls under its own weight when the operating rod handle is retracted - muzzle up). Clean gas cylinder and piston any time piston is not free to move (dragging / binding). If the piston still drags even when clean turn the weapon in for inspection (gas cylinder lock may be overtorqued). Do not lubricate the piston or bore of the cylinder.

(3) Bolt / Operating Rod /Connector Group - Clean these items every 1000 rounds. This requires removal of the action from the stock. See para 3-5 and disassembly procedure para 3-5(4). If the bolt face gets excessively dirty before 1000 rounds has been fired it can be cleaned with an Otis kit scraper tip and nylon brush and CLP or Bore Cleaner while in the weapon. If there are problems with the extractor or ejector, these parts can be removed with the bolt remaining in the weapon by use of a 30-06 cartridge case or dummy round (do not use a live round) placed into the chamber with the bolt "closed" on it. A punch can then be used to knock out the extractor from underneath (with magazine removed) which also frees the ejector (retract bolt slowly in order to keep ejector spring under control as its tension is released.

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(4) All Other Parts - Clean and Lubricate all other steel parts with CLP every 1000 rounds or as needed. Always wipe dry and lightly lubricate exposed metal surfaces after exposure to adverse weather or firing to reduce corrosion potential. If any of the stainless steel screws securing the stock or top rail into position begin to drag excessively upon removal or installation apply CLP or grease to the threads to aid installation.

NOTE CLP WILL PROVIDE REQUIRED LUBRICATION AT TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 0ºF AND –35ºF (-19ºC AND-37ºC).

Section II. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES

3-3.

TROUBLESHOOTING.

a. The table lists the common malfunctions that may occur

during the operation or maintenance of the rifle or its components. Perform the test/inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.

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b. This manual cannot list all malfunctions that may occur, nor

all tests and inspections and corrective actions. If a malfunction is not

corrected by listed corrective actions, forward to the unit armorer for the corrective action.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to load.

1. Dirty or deformed ammunition.

1. Clean or replace.

2. Damaged magazine tube.

2. Replace magazine.

3. Dirty magazine.

3. Clean.

4. Damaged or broken spring.

4. Replace magazine.

5. Damaged or broken follower.

5. Replace magazine.

6. Loose or damaged floor plate.

6. Replace magazine.

Magazine inserts

1. Bent or deformed magazine.

1. Replace magazine.

with difficulty.

2. Excessive dirt in receiver well.

2. Clean and lubricate.

3. Ammunition not fully seated in magazine.

3.a Remove ammunition and reload properly.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Magazine inserts

 

3.b Lock bolt to rear attempt to load.

with difficulty

(cont’d).

 

4. Deformed or damaged operating rod spring guide.

4. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

5. Deformed or damaged magazine latch.

5. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

6. Magazine latch movement restricted.

6. Check movement. Clean if necessary. If bent or damaged, return rifle to NSWC Crane.

Magazine

1. Magazine latch

1. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

cannot be

damaged or

retained in

deformed.

 

weapon.

2. Magazine latch

2.a Try to reinsert

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Magazine

spring damaged or broken.

magazine. 2.b Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

cannot be

retained in

 

weapon (cont’d).

3. Magazine latch plate (magazine) damaged or missing.

3. Replace magazine.

4. Locking recess at top front of magazine deformed.

4. Replace magazine.

5. Magazine not fully installed.

5. Remove and install properly. Make certain latch clicks.

Failure to feed.

1. Damaged or dirty ammunition.

1. Clean or replace ammunition.

2. Weak or broken magazine spring.

2. Replace magazine.

3. Damaged or deformed magazine.

3. Replace magazine.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to feed (cont’d).

4. Damaged or deformed stripping lug on bolt.

4. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

5. Short recoil.

5. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

6. Weak or broken operating rod spring.

6. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

Failure to

1. Dirty, damaged or corroded ammunition.

1. Clean with dry cloth or replace.

chamber.

2. Dirty chamber.

2. Clean barrel and chamber.

3. Weak or broken operating rod spring.

3. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

Bolt fails to lock.

1. Cartridge case holding bolt out of battery.

1. Pull bolt to rear and remove deformed cartridge case.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Bolt fails to lock (cont’d).

 

Clean ammunition

and/or barrel chamber.

 

2. Dirty chamber.

2. Clean barrel and chamber.

3. Extractor does not snap over rim of cartridge base.

3. Clean bolt assembly and extractor recess in breech face of barrel, or return rifle to NSWC Crane.

4. Frozen or blocked ejector spring and plunger.

4. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

5. Restricted movement of, or damaged operating rod spring.

5. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

6. Bolt not fully rotated and locked in

6. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Bolt fails to lock (cont’d).

receiver.

 

7. Damaged receiver.

7. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

Failure to fire.

1. Emptied magazine.

1. Load magazine.

2. Bolt not fully forward and locked.

2. Refer to “Bolt fails to lock.”

3. Defective ammunition.

3. Replace ammunition.

4. Firing pin worn, damaged or movement restricted.

4. Clean bolt or return to NSWC Crane.

5. Broken hammer.

5. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

6. Weak or broken hammer spring.

6. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

7. Hammer lugs, trigger lugs, or sear worn or broken sufficiently to

7. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to fire (cont’d)

cause hammer to ride the bolt forward.

 

Short recoil.

1. Gas plug loose or missing.

1. Tighten plug or return to NSWC Crane.

2. Restricted movement of operation rod assembly.

2. Return to NSWC Crane.

3. Bolt binding.

3. Clean receiver or return to NSWC Crane.

4. Cylinder installed too far (blocks gas port) #45 drill should fit or 0.080 inch diameter rod.

4. Return to armorer or NSWC Crane for corrective action.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Short recoil

5. Gas piston restricted. No free movement by gravity w/bolt to rear.

5. Clean gas cylinder and piston. If damaged, return rifle to NSWC Crane.

(cont’d).

6. Damaged connector assembly.

6. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

7. Partially closed spindle valve.

7. Turn valve to correct position (slot at 12/6

8. Improper lubrication in cold weather.

o’clock).

8. Clean and lubricate properly.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to

1. Defective ammunition. Dirty or burred bolt.

1. Replace ammunition. Clean and lubricate bolt and receiver. Return rifle to NSWC Crane.

unlock.

Failure to hold bolt rearward.

1. Damaged or deformed magazine follower.

1. Refer to “short recoil”.

2. Damaged or deformed bolt lock.

2. Return to NSWC Crane.

3. Bolt lock movement restricted.

3. Clean bolt lock recess. If not corrected, return to NSWC Crane.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to hold bolt rearward (cont’d)

4. Weak or broken magazine spring.

4. Replace magazine.

Failure to

1. Spindle valve closed.

1. Open spindle valve.

extract.

2. Cartridge seized in chamber (sheared rim).

2. Remove cartridge. Clean chamber.

3. Short recoil.

3. Refer to “short recoil”.

4. Damaged or deformed extractor.

4. Replace the extractor.

5. Weak, deformed or frozen extractor plunger, and spring assembly.

5. Replace the extractor and spring/plunger assembly.

6. Ruptured or separated cartridge case in chamber.

6. Remove cartridge case or return rifle to NSWC Crane.

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TABLE 3-1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cont’d)

MALFUNCTION

TEST OR INSPECTION

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Failure to eject.

1. Short recoil.

1. Refer to “short recoil”.

2. Weak, deformed or frozen ejector spring and plunger.

2. Replace ejector/spring assembly.

3-4.

DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURES (Field Stripping).

a. Disassemble into Three Main Groups.

(1) Remove six screws securing top rail cover to barrel/receiver assembly. Lift off the top cover (includes Mil-Std-1913 rail).

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3-1. Removing Top Cover. (2) Remove three screws securing operating rod guide. The bottom screw

3-1. Removing Top Cover.

(2) Remove three screws securing operating rod guide. The bottom screw will be captured/retained by the plastic fore-grip.

(3) Invert the assembly, grasp the rear of the trigger guard and pull up and toward the muzzle until the firing mechanism (trigger group) is released and can be pulled from the assembly.

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Figure 3-2. Remove Firing Mechanism. 3-20

Figure 3-2. Remove Firing Mechanism.

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CAUTION IN WITHDRAWING THE FIRING MECHANISM FROM THE STOCK DO NOT ROTATE FIRING MECHANISM MORE THAN 90 DEGREES. DOING SO CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE RIB OR KEYWAY ON THE SIDE OF THE FIRING MECHANISM HOUSING.

(4) Remove barreled action from stock chassis by inverting the receiver and pushing the stock up and away from it at the back of the receiver and the front at the gas cylinder area. If it is tight then use a tool of some sort inserted through the trigger group opening to push or tap the receiver away from the stock. The stock should pull straight up off the barreled action.

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Figure 3-3. MK 14 Mod 0 Field Stripped. b. Field Stripping the Barrel and Receiver

Figure 3-3. MK 14 Mod 0 Field Stripped.

b. Field Stripping the Barrel and Receiver Group.

(1) Removing the Connector Assembly. (See Figure 3-4)

(a) Close the bolt, lay the action on the side opposite the

operating rod handle.

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(b) Press forward against spring pressure on the

connector until it is freed from its front interface with connector lock.

(c) Rotate the connector’s front end down and away from

the receiver until the slot in the connector is aligned with the tab on

which it pivots at the rear. (See figure 3-4).

(d) Orient the selector lever so that the connector clears

and remove the connector.

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Figure 3-4. Removing Connector Assembly. 3-24

Figure 3-4. Removing Connector Assembly.

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(2) Remove the Operating Rod Spring and Operating Rod Spring Guide. (See Figure 3-5)

WARNING BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING AND INSTALLING SPRINGS AND SPRING LOADED COMPONENTS. WEAR EYE PROTECT- ION AND CONTROL SPRINGS WHILE UNLOADING THEM SLOWLY.

(a) Place the barrel and receiver group on a flat surface,

sight down, muzzle to the left.

(b) With the left hand, pull the operating rod spring

toward the muzzle to relieve pressure on the connector lock.

(c) With the right forefinger, slide the connector lock (pin)

toward the right side of the receiver to release the operating rod

guide. Allow the operating rod spring to expand slowly and remove the operating rod spring and guide from the operating rod.

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(d)

Separate these two parts.

(d) Separate these two parts. Figure 3-5. Remove Operating Rod Spring and Operating Rod Spring Guide

Figure 3-5. Remove Operating Rod Spring and Operating Rod Spring Guide with bolt closed.

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(3) Remove the Operating Rod. (See Figure 3-6)

(a) Turn the barrel and receiver group so the sights are

up and the muzzle is pointed away from you.

(b) Pull the operating rod handle back until the guide lug

on its inside surface is aligned with the disassembly notch on the right

side of the receiver.

(c) Rotate the operating rod downward and outward,

then pull it to the rear, disengaging it from the operating rod guide.

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Figure 3-6. Remove the Operating Rod. 3-28
Figure 3-6. Remove the Operating Rod. 3-28

Figure 3-6. Remove the Operating Rod.

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(4) Remove the Bolt Assembly. (See Figure 3-7)

(a)

Grasp the bolt and roller.

(b)

Slide the bolt forward, lift it upward and outward to

the right front with a slight rotating motion.

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Figure 3-7. Remove the Bolt Assembly. 3-30

Figure 3-7. Remove the Bolt Assembly.

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(5) Inspect Gas Piston. (Every 250 rounds)

gas piston.

(a)

(b)

Tip barrel up and down and ensure free movement of

If gas piston does not move smoothly, remove gas

cylinder plug using combination tool. (NSN 4933-00-768-0211 or 3/8

box-end wrench)

 

(c)

Remove gas piston.

(d)

Clean gas piston grooves and bore.

(e)

Clean gas cylinder bore.

(f)

Reinstall gas piston and gas piston plug. (Do not

lubricate).

freely.

(g)

Tip rifle up and down and ensure gas piston moves

(6) Disassemble Magazine. (See Figure 3-8)

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WARNING BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING AND INSTALLING SPRING LOADED COMPONENTS. CARELESSNESS COULD CAUSE INJURY.

(a) Use a pointed object to raise the rear of the

magazine base clear of the magazine.

(b) Grasp the magazine with either hand, with one finger

of the hand covering the base.

(c) Remove the magazine base and guide the spring,

one coil at a time, to clear the retaining lips of the magazine.

(d) Remove and separate the magazine spring and

follower.

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Figure 3-8. Magazine Assembly. 3-33

Figure 3-8. Magazine Assembly.

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3-5.

CLEANING, INSPECTION, AND REPAIRS.

WARNING BEFORE CLEANING, BE SURE TO CLEAR THE WEAPON.

a.

General.

(1) With the rifle disassembled and thoroughly cleaned, inspect and lubricate.

(2) Always shake CLP before use.

(3) After firing, clean your rifle according to instruction. Wipe dry and lubricate according to lubrication instructions.

(4) Cleaning materials are expendable items and are available from supply.

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CAUTION Do not interchange parts of your weapon with other weapons.

b. Barrel and Bore.

(1) Using an Otis 7.62mm patch or a standard two inch patch with a small hole in the center, place top of Otis kit/bore snake through hole in patch and then pull corner of patch back through slot in tip of Otis kit/bore snake. Place a few drops of CLP on leading edge of the patch and pull patch through bore, using T-handle, from chamber to muzzle (after first rotating patch in chamber neck area to clean). Remove the slotted brass tip and reinsert the cable from the muzzle. Install the bore brush and pull through the bore. Reinstall the slotted tip and reorient patch to a clean area and pull through bore dry.

(2) Repeat procedure in (1) until the patch comes out clean.

(3) Clean chamber using the short cable and Otis kit chamber brush with T-handle. Rotate brush clockwise and feed it into

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chamber fully, continuing to rotate brush as it is extracted. Change to the slotted tip and insert a two inch patch and mop out chamber. If weapon is to be stored apply a light coat of CLP to chamber and bore using kit.

c. Face of Bolt.

(1) Clean the face of the bolt using Otis kit scraper and nylon brush as well as two inch patches and CLP as necessary.

NOTE Bolt can remain in rifle to clean the bolt face.

(2) Wipe the bolt dry with patches and lubricate with a light coat of CLP.

d. All Other Parts.

(1) Use a dry cloth to remove all dirt or sand from other parts and exterior surfaces.

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(2) Apply a light coat of CLP to the metal parts.

(3) Lubricate rifle in accordance with paragraph 3-2.

e. Clean the magazine.

(1) Remove dirt, grit, or other foreign matter with a clean wiping cloth.

(2) In general a light coating of CLP on all internal magazine component surfaces is best.

a. In dusty desert conditions, totally wipe parts dry. Adding

some powdered graphite may also improve operation of the magazine.

b. Heavier lube is better in damp environments to enhance

corrosion resistance.

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Section III. INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS.

NOTE INSPECT BEFORE LUBRICATING.

a.

General.

(1) Inspect stock system for loose or missing screws, cracks, or breaks. Function telescoping/operating components.

(2) Inspect flash suppressor for cracks, bent tines, and looseness. The flash suppressor can be tightened using ¾ inch wrench or 3/16 hex key on EBR tool run through base of opposing slots of the flash suppressor. Tighten flash suppressor to 5-10 ft-lbs torque.

(3) Inspect barrel for straightness, cracks, burrs.

(4) Inspect gas piston for free movement.

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b. Bolt Assembly. Inspect for damage, missing parts and or

proper functioning.

c. Operating Rod and Connector Assembly. Inspect for damage

and for proper functioning. Dry cycle check both semi-auto and full-

auto function upon reassembly (refer to paragraph 3-9).

d. Bipod Assembly. Check the bipod functioning, and security

(snug knurled attachment screw and slotted screw on bipod rail

mount), and for visual damage.

e. Sights. Check rear sight for damage, missing or loose parts

and functioning.

f. Check bipod mount knurled knob for looseness.

3-6.

REASSEMBLY PROCEDURES (from field strip).

a. Assemble the Magazine. (Refer to Figure 3-8)

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(1) Reposition the spring inside the follower with the rectangular-shaped end of the spring against the rear of the follower, and replace the follower and spring inside the magazine. Ensure to fully seat the follower.

(2) Replace the magazine base.

b. Install the Bolt. (Refer to Figure 3-7)

(1) Place the barrel and receiver on the table, sights up, muzzle pointing away from you.

(2) Hold the bolt by the roller and locking lug and place the rear on the bridge of the receiver, firing pin tang pointed down.

(3) Turn the bolt slightly counterclockwise until the tang of the firing pin clears the bridge.

(4) Guide the left locking lug of the bolt into its groove on the left side of the receiver.

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(5) Lower the right locking lug on its bearing surface and slide the bolt halfway to the rear.

c. Install the Operating Rod. (Refer to Figure 3-6)

(1) Hold the operating rod at the handle, place the front end into the operating rod guide and position the rod so that the recess in the hump fits over the bolt roller.

(2) Turn the operating rod counterclockwise in the operating rod guide until the guide lug fits into the disassembly notch on the receiver.

(3) Then move the operating rod forward until the bolt is

closed.

d.

Install the Operating Rod Spring and Operating Rod Spring

Guide.

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(1) Turn the barrel and receiver over so the sights are down and the muzzle is to the left.

(2) Place the operating rod spring guide into the operating rod spring, hump up, and feed the loose end of the spring into the operating rod.

(3) Grasp the spring and guide with the left hand and compress the spring until the hole in the guide can be aligned with the connector lock. Lower the guide and push the connector lock in with the right thumb to retain the spring guide.

e. Install the Connector Assembly. (Refer to Figure 3-4)

(1) Close the bolt and lay the action on the side opposite the operating rod handle.

(2) Orient selector lever until the connector clears.

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(3) Install connector on tab on which it pivots and rotate the front connector up toward the receiver, pressing forward until it snaps onto the connector lock.

f. Assembly the Three Main Groups.

(1) Place the barrel and receiver group on a flat surface, sights down.

(2) Place the chassis stock directly onto the receiver from above being sure the receiver “legs” fit into recesses and the operating rod guide fits into the front stock channel.

(3) Open the trigger guard and place the firing mechanism straight down into the receiver, making sure that the guide rib on the firing mechanism enters the recess in the receiver.

(4) Once the receiver is fully seated into the stock (may require tapping with a mallet) then close the trigger guard, ensuring that it clears the trigger and fully engages the receiver.

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(5) Install three screws securing the operating rod guide and secure to approximately 65 in lb torque.

(6) Install top rail to the stock and secure with six screws. Torque screws to 35 in lbs. (Anti-seize compound or grease can be applied to the screw threads).

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SCOPE MOUNTING. (As Required)

NOTE Any 30mm tube scope can be used. Prior to final installation be sure that rings are set to proper spacing to allow both recoil lugs to engage slots and have full recoil lug contact. A scope that has been mounted on one MK 14 may need a ring slightly adjusted to fit another MK 14 properly.

30mm to one inch adapters (not provided) would be required to use one inch tube scopes.

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NOTE Scope rings should be installed so that the hex nuts are on the left side.

a. Loosen ½ inch hex nuts screws only enough to allow scope

rings to be fully seated on the mounting rail.

b With the nuts slightly loose, position clamps and push the scope as far forward as the recoil grooves allow.

c While holding the scope forward, finger tighten front hex nut as much as possible. Repeat for the rear hex nut.

d Tighten the front and rear hex nut an additional one-quarter

turn.

e This procedure will be close to the desired torque value, (65

in-lbs) and repeat a good zero if performed exactly the same each time.

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3-8.

DAY OPTIC SIGHT REMOVAL.

a. Loosen the front and then the rear mounting ring hex nuts

while holding the scope firmly against a mounting rail.

b. Holding left side of rifle downward, rotate scope away from

the mounting ring hex nuts to disengage from the mounting rail.

3-9.

FUNCTION CHECK.

WARNING Before starting an inspection, be sure to clear the weapon. Do not actuate the trigger until the weapon has been cleared. Remove magazine so no ammunition is in position to be fed into the chamber, and then inspect the chamber to ensure it is empty.

a. Inspect sights for damage and loose or missing parts.

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b. Install empty magazine and assure it locks into place and

does not bind.

c. Release the bolt lock; verify bolt slides forward.

d. Press safety forward. Verify selector is in semi-automatic

mode (A facing forward – not visible).

e. Squeeze trigger; hammer should fall.

f. Remove empty magazine.

g. While squeezing trigger, pull operating rod to rear and ensure

proper operation. Hammer should remain cocked upon release of operating rod handle. Slowly release trigger pressure – Hammer should remain cocked. (Should hear a click from it jumping from disconnector to the hammer sear hook).

h. Press in and rotate the selector so the “A” facing rearward

and cycle the action to cock the hammer, squeeze trigger to release

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hammer. Hold trigger to rear while hand cycling operating rod slowly and allow action back into full battery, hammer should not fall until last ½ inch of forward travel.

i. Rotate windage knob and elevating pinion assembly of rear

sight, to ensure proper operation. Medium pressure down on the aperature should not shift elevation adjustment (if shift does occur,

tighten screw in windage knob another click and recheck).

j. Pull operating rod to the rear, release operating rod, and ensure action is smooth.

k. Remove empty magazine.

l. Release bolt lock and squeeze trigger.

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CHAPTER 4

MAINTENANCE OF AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

4-1.

CLEAN BIPOD ASSEMBLY

a. Clean and check bipod assembly for proper operation and

lightly lubricate with CLP.

b. Return bipod to unit armorer for corrective action if problems

exist. Get a replacement bipod issued if required since it is not repairable at unit level.

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CHAPTER 5

AMMUNITION

5-1. AMMUNITION. Other standard ammunition types may be authorized by individual commands (any standard 7.62mm NATO ammunition should function).

WARNING DO NOT FIRE:

Seriously corroded ammunition

Dented cartridges

Cartridges with loose bullets

Cartridges exposed to extreme heat (135ºF until they have cooled)

Cartridges with the bullet pushed in (short rounds)

Turn in defective ammunition to range Noncommissioned Officer (NCO).

Keep ammunition dry and clean.

5-1

Table 5-1. MK14 Mod 0 Ballistic Information

MK14 MOD 0 Ballistic Info.

18 in. barrel/Standard Conditions

M80 Ball muzzle vel. = 2675 fps

M118LR muzzle vel. = 2511 fps

 

Impact vs. Line of Sight (LOS)

 

300 yd

M80

M118LR

100 yd

M80

M118LR

ZERO

Path

Path

ZERO

Path

Path

Yards

Inches

Inches

Yards

Inches

Inches

0

-1.2

-1.2

0

-1.2

-1.2

25

0.9

1.1

25

-0.4

-0.4

50

2.8

3.1

50

0.1

0.1

75

4.3

4.7

75

0.2

0.3

100

5.4

5.9

100

0

0

125

6.2

6.7

125

-0.6

-0.7

150

6.7

7.1

150

-1.5

-1.8

175

6.7

7.1

175

-2.9

-3.3

200

6.2

6.6

200

-4.6

-5.2

225

5.4

5.7

225

-6.9

-7.7

250

4.1

4.3

250

-9.5

-10.6

275

2.3

2.4

275

-12.7

-13.9

300

0

0

300

-16.3

-17.8

5-2

Table 5-1. MK14 Mod 0 Ballistic Information (cont’).

MK14 MOD 0 Ballistic Info.

18 in. barrel/Standard Conditions

M80 Ball muzzle vel. = 2675 fps

M118LR muzzle vel. = 2511 fps

 

Impact vs. Line of Sight (LOS)

 

300 yd

M80

M118LR

100 yd

M80

M118LR

ZERO

Path

Path

ZERO

Path

Path

Yards

Inches

Inches

Yards

Inches

Inches

325

-2.7

-2.8

325

-20.4

-22.1

350

-6

--6.3

350

-25.1

-27

375

-10

-10.3

375

-30.4

-32.6

400

-14.7

-15.1

400

-36.5

-38.8

425

-20

-20.5

425

-43.2

-45.7

450

-26.1

-26.6

450

-50.6

-53.3

475

-33

-33.4

475

-58.9

-61.6

500

-40.6

-41

500

-67.8

-70.6

5-3/(5-4 Blank)

APPENDIX A BASIC ISSUE ITEMS (BII) LIST

Section I. INTRODUCTION

A-1. SCOPE. This appendix lists the basic issue items (BII) for the MK 14 MOD 0 7.62mm Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR).

A-2.

The BII list is described as follows:

BASIC ISSUE ITEMS (BII) LIST.

These are minimum essential items required to place the MK 14 MOD 0 EBR into operation and to perform emergency repairs. Although shipped separately packaged, BII must be with the MK 14 MOD 0 EBR during operation and whenever it is transferred between property accounts. The illustrations will assist you in identifying the items. This manual is your authority to request/requisition replacement BII, based on authorization of the end item.

A-1

A-3.

The following provides an explanation of columns found in the tabular

listing:

EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS.

Column (1)- Item Number (I. No.). This column indicates the number on the illustration on page A-3.

Column (2)- National Stock Number. Indicates the national stock number (NSN) assigned to the item and will be used for requisitioning purposes.

Column (3)- Description CAGE and Part No. Indicates the Federal item name and, if required a minimum description to identify and locate the item. The last line for each item indicates the Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE) followed by the part number.

Column (4)- Unit of Issue (U/I). Indicates how the item is issued for the NSN shown in column two.

Column (5)- Quantity required (Qty Req). Indicates the quantity of the item authorized to be used with/on the equipment.

A-2

MK 14 MOD 0 EBR Accessories. A-3

MK 14 MOD 0 EBR Accessories.

A-3

Section II. BASIC ISSUE ITEMS

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

ITEM NO.

NATIONAL STOCK

DESCRIPTION,

U/M

QTY