Other Publications

The following explanatory publications pertain to this materiel, a. General The Army Equipment Record System and Procedures Military Tcchniqucs of Military Instruction Military Military Terms, Abbreviations, and Symbols Authorized Abbreviations and Brevity Codes Dictionary of United States Army Terms TM 38-750 FM 21-5 FM 21-6 . FM 21-30 Cleaning and Black Finishing of Ferrous Metals TM 9-1861 Cleaning Compound, Solvent (For Bore of Small Arms and Command Maintenance Management Inspections AR...

Preparation And Shipping Instructions

All metal parts shall be thoroughly cleaned by process C-3 of Specification MIL-P-116C. Surfaces of parts subjected to burned powder residues will be cleaned with solvent cleaning compound (PD 126) conforming to Specification MIL0372B. b. Drying, All surfaces will be thoroughly dried by wiping with clean cloths ur by blowing the surface with a blast of clean dry compressed air from a line equipped with filter moisture trap*. c. Preservation* Pistols will be coated with a...

Inspection fig

Inspect the barrel for burs on rhc exterior and interior nm of the muzzle. Inspect the banel for pitting, bulges, and sharpness of lands (figs. 34 through 36). b. Barrel must be straight, as determined visually, clean and free of corrosion. c. Pits in the chamber are allowable if they are not large enough to cause extraction difficulties. d. Pits as wide as a land or groove and less than three-eighths of an inch in length air allowable. Barrels containing pits as indicated in figures 34...

Chapter Final Inspection

Pistols turned in for repair may be assumed to have defects caused by use or neglect. When they were accepted as new weapons, the parts composing them were dimensionally correct and made of the proper material. The inspection of these weapons after Tepair will differ from the inspection procedure used in the manufacturing plant in that attention will be directed to waring surfaces, parts that might crack or break due to high stress or fatigue, and evidences of corny sion. These defects do not...

BFunctional Inspection

Refer to paragraph 15c(l). (2) Check functioning of grip safety. Refer to paragraph I5c(2). (3) Check functioning of hammer or sear. Refer to paragraph 15c 3). (4) Check functioning of disconnector. Refer to paragraph 15c 4). (5) Upon completion of inspection, pistols will be properly cleaned and lubricated (paragraphs 19 and 23). c. Trigger Pull Teft. Check the trigger pull using trigger pull measuring fixture (figs. 12 and 13) and in accordance with...

B Ordnance Shop Inspection

This is an inspection of materiel received in Ordnance shops for the purpose of determining the degree of repair and parts requirement. This includes determination of modification wurk oiders to he applied. (2) ln*pwce s inspection. This is performed in the pnxess of repairing the materiel, to insure that all parts conform to the prescribed repair standards, that the workmanship is in accor> dance with approved methods and procedures, and that deficiencies not...

Operation in Extreme Cold

A In temperatures below freezing, it is ncccssary that the moving parts of the weapon be kept free from moisture. Excess oil on working parts will solidify and causc sluggish operation or complete failure. b. Before cleaning, allow the weapon to attain room temperature. Perform detailed disassembly and complete cleaning before use in temperatures below 0 F. Working surfaces that show signs of wear may be lubricated by rubbing lightly with a rag that has been wet with weapons lubricating oil LAW...

Description

A The caliber .45 automatic pistol, M1911A1 figs. 8 and 9 is a recoilopemtcd, magazine fed, self-loading hand weapon. It contains an inertia-type firing pin that makes it impossible for the firing pin to discharge or touch the primer, except on receiving the impact of the hammer. b. The pistol b designed to fire caliber -45 cartridge ball ammunition, and the magazine holds seven cartridges. The upper cartridge is stripped from the magazine and forced into the chamber by the forward motion of...

Immediate Action in Case of Firing Malfunctions

1 Immediate action is the prompt action taken by the firer to reduce a stoppage. The procedure for applying immediate action should become instinctive tn gt the operator of the pisrol. If a stoppage occur , immediate action is applied automatically in an effort to reduce the sto y page without arrcmpting to discover the cause at that time. 2 In the event the 2 gt lide is fully forward, the hammer falls, and rhc pistol tails to tire, apply immediate action as follows djManually cock the hammer...

Repair

Remove bun on exterior and interior rim of barrel and barrel chamber by using a fine stone. b. Rcplacc barrel if cracked, bulged or if pits arc larger than the width of a land or groove or more tlian three'cighths of an inch in length. Also, replace barrel if link lugs are damaged or broken. c. Replace barrel bushing if worn. Remove bur using a fine stone. d. Replace barrel link and or pin if worn, deformed or damaged, e- Rcplacc worn, damaged or short firing pin. f. Replace cracked or weak...

How To Remove The Ejector Of

M1911 Screw Bushing Staking Tool

Refer to paragraph 19 for cleaning of receiver group. a. Inspect the trigger for burs and wear fig. 49 . Inspect the half-cock position notch and full lt ock notch of hammer for cracks, chips or wear. Make certain the hammer strut is not bent or cracked. b. Inspect the sear for worn or chipped tips or w irn lugs. c. Inspect the sear spring for bmken leaves, cracks and tension. d. Inspect disconnector for burs and wear. e. Inspect the grip safety for burs, wear and cracks on the tip which...

Ammunition

Ammunition for the Caliber .45 Automatic Pistol, M1911A1 is issued in the form of a complete round. A complete round cartridge consists of all the components cartridge case, bullet, propcllant powder, and primer necesary to fire the weapon once. Classification and Identification of Ammunition The contents of original boxes or container can be identified by markings on the box. These markings indicate the number of cartridges in the container, the caliber, the type, the code symbol, and the lot...

Assembly

Refer to figures 27 thai 32 for assembly of barrel and slide gToup. NOTE When assembling firing pin and recoil springs, small loop of springs will be to the rear NOTE ALIGN LOG OF BUSHING WITH OPEN ING IN SLIDE. NOTE ALIGN LOG OF BUSHING WITH OPEN ING IN SLIDE. 4 -JKN 9CSHIMG AISE 'O REMC r, no ki in ins 4 -JKN 9CSHIMG AISE 'O REMC r, no ki in ins COCK HAMMER FOR REMOVING INSTALLING SUDE GROUP COCK HAMMER FOR REMOVING INSTALLING SUDE GROUP notf push pin f amp mi r ht to left '0 rt Mp e. NO FWOW...

Cleaning

As assemblies are removed and disassembled, component items should be placed in a wire basket and cleaned thoroughly of all grease, oil, water and dirt, using dry cleaning solvent SD . Dry thoroughly with clcan wiping cloths and oil lightly using general purpose lubricating oil PL special . b. Clcan the barrel bore, chamber and all parts that come in contact with pi gt wder residues, using solvent cleaning compound PD 126 . Cleaning rod M4, 5564102 fig. 11 and small arms cleaning brush M5,...

A Disassembly and Assembly Procedures

1 in disassembling a unit, remove the major subassemblies and assemblies whenever possible. Subassemblies may be disassembled as necessary, into individual parts. 2 During assembly subassemblies should be assembled first, then installed to form a complete unit. Lubricate all component parts lightly before assembling. 3 Complete disassembly of a unit is not always necessary in order to make a required repair or replacement. Good judgment should be exercised to keep disassembly and assembly...

Special Took and Equipment

Special tools and equipment table 1 and tool sets or kits are listed in and authorired for issue in TM 94005-211'35R This tabulation contains only those special tools and equipment necessary to perform the operations described in this technical manual, is included for information only and is not to be used as a basis for requisitions. TABLE J. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT The list of improvised tools in cable 2 applies only to personnel performing direct and general Support maintenance on tlie...

General Precaution in Cleaning

Dry cleaning solvent SD is flammable and should not be used near an open flame. Fire extinguishers should be readily available when using these materials. In addition, they evaporate quickly and have a drying effect on the skin. When used without rubber gloves, they may cause cracks m the skin, and in the case of some individuals, a mild irritation or inflammation. Use only in well-ventilated places. b. The use of diesel fuel oil, gasoline or benzene benzol for cleaning the weapon is...

Pistol Caliber Automatic Ma

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 22 June 1964 Care mast be exercised to either have the pistol raised or pointed down range when loading. Before firing, the fircr must be sure that the bore of the pistol is free from any foreign matter. Firing a pistol with any obstruction in the bore will result in damage to the weapon and possible injury ro personnel. Before starting an inspection, be sure to clear the weapon. Do NCTT actuate the trigger until the weapon has been cleared. Remove...

Appendix References

The following indexes will be consulted frequently for the latest changes or revisions of references given in this appendix and for new publications relating to materiel covered in the manual. Index of Army Motion Pictures, Rim Strips, Slides, Index of Graphic Training Aids and Devices DA Pam 310-5 Index of Supply Manuals Ordnance Corps DA Pam 310-29 Index of Technical Manuals, Technical Bulletins. Supply Manuals, types 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 , Supply Bulletins, Lubrication Orders, and Modification...

Pistol Caliber Automatic M Al

How Dismantle Caliber Pistol

Editor Jeff Lesemann Assistant Editor Francois Rhcault Artist Alan Longwith PREFACE CHAPTER HISTORY AND 1 . Descriprion and data 4,5 16 Chapter 2. PARTS. SPECIAL TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT 6-10 17 Chapter 4. GENERAL MAINTENANCE 17 23 2ft II. Barrel and slide gwup 29- Yl Chapter 7. PREPARATION AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS 41-43 57 Appendix Supplemental Text from TM 9-1005-211-12 Chapter 2. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Chapter 4. Chapter S. DEMOLITION TO PREVENT F.NFMY Figure I. John M. Brouiung. Portrait token...