Disassembly of magazines produced after October for US civilian use

1. Using a blunt pointed instrument depress the locking insert detente located in the floor plate and hold it there (see Figure 34).

2. Place a portion of either hand over the base of the magazine to control the release of the magazine spring and locking insert.

3.With the locking detente still depressed, squeeze the floor plate locking tabs located on the right and left sides of the magazine.

4. Gradually allow the locking insert and magazine spring to expand out of the magazine housing, (see Figure 3SA)

5. Remove the locking insert, magazine spring and magazine follower from the magazine housing.

Figure 35B Restricted Use Magazine

Magazine Follower

Magazine Follower

MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY

Figure 36

1. Place the magazine follower onto the magazine spring with the end of the spring positioned on the left of the follower. (See Figure 37)

2. Insert the follower and magazine spring into the magazine housing as depicted in Figure 36.

3. Place the locking plate, or locking insert on US civilian magazines, onto the protruding end of the magazine spring so that the rounded corners face towards the front of the magazine.

4. Push the locking plate down into the magazine housing against the pressure of the magazine spring and hold it there.

5. On 10-round magazines, push the floor plate up onto the base of the magazine housing until the locking tabs engage in the sides of the housing. Check to see if the locking tabs on the floor plate are securely locked into the housing and the locking detente on the locking plate fits within the hole in the floor plate.

On restricted use magazines, push the floor plate over the base of the magazine housing and the locking plate from front to rear. Make sure the floor plate is fully seated on the magazine housing and the locking detente on the locking plate fits within the hole in the floor plate.

On all magazines, check the magazine for proper assembly by insuring that the follower slides up and down freely within the magazine housing and with spring tension. Also check that the magazine follower rises within the magazine housing to be nearly flush against the bottom of the magazine lips.

Figure 37

"Civilian use" I O-round magazine (left), Law Enforcement/Military "restricted use" magazine (right)

Figure 37

"Civilian use" I O-round magazine (left), Law Enforcement/Military "restricted use" magazine (right)

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