Inspection Of Materiel In The Hands Of Troops In The Field

This is an inspection performed on a percentage of materiel in order to ascertain the adequacy and effectiveness of organizational maintenance and supply. Included within this scope is inspection of equipment to detect incipient failures before uns ervice ability occurs inspection to ascertain the availability and use of technical and supply manuals and lubrication instructions inspection to determine the accuracy of records authorized levels of equipment and supplies,...

Inspection Prior To Disassembly

Make an overall inspection of the rifle for general appearance, condition and operation. 7-15. INITIAL INSPECTION. Initial inspection performed upon receipt of materiel turned in for repair determines the extent of repair re-quired and provides the basis for procuring the parts, assemblies, or supplies necessary to accomplish the repair. 7-12. Check to see that the rifle has been cleaned of all grease, oil, dirt, or foreign matter which might interfere with proper...

Explanation Of Columns

The group listings area breakdown of the equipment by physical description which is supported by illustrations. 9-5. FIGURE AND INDEX. (Column 1)). a. The figure and index numbers are arranged numerically in the Group Assembly Parts List. The primary use of figure and index numbers is to aid in locating a part in the Group Ass embly Parts List after the part has been located in the Illustration- Parts not illustrated will be marked - NI. b. If a part n umb e r is known, the figure...

General

6-2, Destruction of the 5, S6-mm rifles M16 and XM16E1 when subject to capture or abandonment in the combat zone, will be undertaken by the using arm only when, in the judgement of the unit commander concerned, such action is necessary in accordance with orders of, or policy established by, the Army Commander or Air Force Commander. 6-3. The information which follows is for guidance only. Certain of the procedures outlined require the use of explosives and incendiary grenades which normally may...

Cleaning Of Scabbard Ma And Sling

Toprevent mildew, shake outand air sling and scabbard at frequent intervals. Mildewed canvas is cleaned by scrubbing with a dry brush. b. If mildew is present, examine fabric carefully for evidence of rotting or weakening of fabric by stretching and pulling. If fabric shows indication of loss of tensile strength, turn in for replacement. c. If water is necessary to remove dirt, it mustnot be used untilmildew has been removed . Oil and grease may be removed by scrubbing with issue soap and...

Info

ARMY MAINTENANCE LEVEL (Column (2) (d)). The explanation of maintenance level code is as follows R - Items which are economically repairable at direct and general support maintenance activities and are normally furnished by supply on an exchange basis. Gages will be forwarded to gage laboratories in accordance with SB 9-75. 9-7. FEDERAL STOCK NUMBER (Column (3)). This column lists the federal stock number which has been assigned by the Cataloging Division, Defense Logistics Service Center,...

Cleaning And Lubricating The Barrel

Attach the wire brush to the cleaning rod, dip in solvent cleaning compound, and brush the bore thoroughly (figure 3-6). Brush the bore from c ham be r to muzzle using straight through strokes. Do not reverse direction of brush while in bore Push the brush through the bore until it extends beyond the muzzle. Continue until the bore is well covered with compound* Remove the brush from the cleaning rod, and dry the bore by pushing through clean dry patches. Continue until patches comc out...

Section Preparation For

2-2 When anew or reconditioned rifle is received it is the responsibility of the officer in charge to determine whether the materiel has been properly prepared for Be rvice and to be sure it is in condition to perform its function. 2*3 All basic issue items, replacement parts, tools, and equipment will be checked with listing in chapter IX. 2-4 Arecord will be made of all m i s s in g parts, tools, and equipment and of any malfunctions. Corrective action will be initiated as quickly as possible

Section

7-1, Scope . 7-1 7-3, Purpose of Inspection . 7-1 7-5. Categories of Inspection . 7-1 7-7. Inspection of Materiel in the Hands of Troops in the Field 7-1 7-8. Shop Inspection 7-1 7-9. Preembarkation Inspection 7-1 2. INSPECTION 7-11. 7-13. Inspection Prior to Disassembly 7-2 VHI REPAIR OPERATIONS 8-1 SECTION 1. TROUBLE 8-4. Trouble Shooting Procedure 8-1 2. DISASSEMBLY AND 8-8. 3. CLEANING AND 8-10. 4. INSPECT, TEST, AND ADJUSTMENT 8-13 8-13. 8-15. Replacement of Parts 8-14 8-17. Teat 8-14 IX...

Section Cleaning And Lubrication

Refer to paragraph 3-25 which supple- Only the cleaning agents in this manual menta this section for cleaning and lubrication. and a vapor degreaser are authorized for 8-12. Table 8-2 contains procedures for cleaning. Remove carbon with a hand-held No. 43 (0.089) drill. Remove carbon deposits from the tube surface. Clean gas relief ports with a hand-held No. 36 (0. 106) drill. SECTION 4 INSPECTION, TEST, ANO ADJUSTMENT

Firing

The rifle may be fired semi-automatically or fully automatically by moving the selector lever to the desiredposi-tion described in 3-14 and 3-15. 3-14. SEMI POSITION. With the selector lever in thiB position, the rifle will fire one round each time the trigger is pulled. 3-15. AUTO POSITION. With the selector lever in this position, the rifle will continue to fire until the magazine is empty or the trigger ia released. When the rifle is fired on either SEMI or AUTO, the...

Ap-lfi Full Auto Conversion Book

I was thinking whan I started this book 'Leudy, Laudy. I wish I'd had something Jfke thia whsJ I first started converting AR-15's to fufl-euto. No such luck. Back then it was trial and error and try again, j Don't get ma wrong. There were those that seemed to have the required information. They hung out at Gun Shows and ran ads in underground newspapers. After paying any amount from > 20.00 to 75.00 you would breathlessly be told how their brother-in-law. cousin, neighbor friend pick one did...

Preparation For Firing

After removal from packing materials, cartridges for this weapon are ready for firing. Cartridges prepared for firing, but not fired, will be returned to their original packings or packed in suitable packing boxes. The packing boxes should be appropriately marked to indicate the nomenclature of the cartridges, the quantity of cartridges therein, and the appropriate ammunition lot number. Such cartridges will be used first in subsequent firings in order that stocks of opened packings may...

Loading

The magazine has a capacity of twenty-rounds and maybe loaded with any amount up to that capacity. The magazine follower has a raised portion generally resembling the outline of a cartridge. Cartridges are loaded into the magazine so that the tips of the bullets point in the same direction as the raised portion of the follower. 3-11. LOADING THE RIFLE. The magazine may be inserted with the bolt and bolt carrier opened or closed. Hold the stock of the rifle under the...

Explanation And Definitions

The maintenance allocation chart designate overall responsibility forth maintenance func tion on an enditem or assembly Repair and or overhaul of major assemblies is designated by authority of the A r m y commander representative exceptfor the specific repair subfunctions listed in the maintenance allocation charts. Deviation from maintenance operations allocated in the maintenance allocation charts is authorized only upon approval of the Army commander representative

Parts Is Parts

The four parts of tha drop-in auto-sear are a pretty straight-forward proposition. The sear housing can be made from either mild steal or aluminum. The housing bears very fittl stress, so a hardened housing is not needed. The sear trip is another story. This is the part of the drop-tn sear that takes the beating. It no only catches the hammer in a cocked position, (t also is struck with the full force of the bolt carrii each time the weapon cycles. Firing at a rate of 750 rounds a minute. It...

Bolt Rings

Antique Military Pin Crossed Rifles

NOTE DO NOT REMOVE BOLT RINGS EXCEPT IF DAMAGED, THEN REPLACE, Remove Install bolt carrier Remove Install ejector pin. Remove Install ejector and ejector spring. CAUTION Torque will be applied or checked only when there is an indication -that the screws have moved from the staked position or event of replacement of key TORQUE 35-40 IN. LB. Renove lnstal I bo t catc*- pivot pin Renove lnstal I bo t catc*- pivot pin y NOTE Sl- FIG . 3-2. > FOR ADJUSTMENT. y NOTE Sl- FIG . 3-2. > FOR...

Classification

5-4* Based upon type of projectile, ammunition when available for use in this rifle will be classified as outlined in paragraphs a through d. a* Ball cartridge, for use against light materiel targets and personnel. b. Blank cartridge, for simulated fire, in maneuvers, and in firing salutes. c. Tracer cartridge, for observation of fire, incendiary effect> and signaling. 5-6. GENERAL. The type, caliber, model, and ammunition lot number, including the symbol of the manufacturer are necessary for...

Section Tabulated Data

Tabulated data pertaining to the general characteristic and performance are listed a* Ml6 Rifle without magazine and sling 6. 3 lb XM16E1 Rifle without magazine and sling . 6. 5 lb Sling Ml 4 lb Empty aluminum magazine . - 2 lb Loaded aluminum magazine 7 lb Ml6 Rifle with sling and loaded magazine 7.41b XM16E1 Rifle with sling and loaded magazine 7.6 lb 9 lb Bipod Bayonet-Knife M7. 6 lb Rifle with bayonet-kni e . 44. 25 in. Barrel 20 in. Barrel with flash suppressor 21 in. Rifling, R. H....

Catch Pin To Be Flush Or Protruding Operator Authorized To Remove And Install See

M16 Exploded View

MAGAZINE CATCH BUTTON - Releases magazine when pressed. DUST COVER - Remains closed to keep dust out and opens automatically when bolt carrier moves rearward or forward. MAGAZINE CATCH BUTTON - Releases magazine when pressed. DUST COVER - Remains closed to keep dust out and opens automatically when bolt carrier moves rearward or forward. REAR SIGHT - Has fwo apertures for range * Unmarked aperture - short (0-300 meters) range. L under aperture - long (300-500 meters) range. To adjust windoge -...

Function Check

A complete function check of the rifle consists of checking the operation of the rifle while the selector lever is in the SAFE, SEMI, and AUTO positions. The following sequence is used for a rapid complete check. Any portion of the check may be used alone to determine the operational condition of any specific fire selection. Disengage take down pin and open receivers. Hammer shall be in the cocked position. a. SAFE position. Pull trigger, hammer shall not fall, b. SEMIpositi on. Pull...

Bolt Carrier Converter

Tha bad news is Che days of inexpensive M-16 bolt carriers is a thing of the past. The good news is with a little work the AR-15 carrier can be modified to M-16 specifications. The only difference between the two carriers is that the AR-15 has had the area that trips th auto-sear machined off. By manufacturing the bolt-on adapter shown in the drawings, the AR-15 bolt carrier can be adapt for use in a machinegun. Vou not only save fifty ar sixty bucks you can also keep the old lady happily busy...

Section Purpose And Scope

Improving this equipment manual by the indivi-du a 1 user i s authorised and encouraged 0 A Form 2028 will be used for reporting these improvements This form will be completed in triplicate using pencil, pen or typewriter, and forwarded by th individual using the manual. The original and one copy will be forwarded direct to U* S Army Weapons Command ATTN AMSWE-SMM-P Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island, Illinois 61202 One Information copy will be provided to the in-dividual1 s immediate supervisor...

Authorized Rounds

The ammunition authorized for use in the 5, 56-mm rifles M16 and XM 1 6E 1 is listed in table 5-1. Standard nomenclature, which is used in the listing, completely identifies each item except for ammunition lot number. Only authorized cartridges will be used in the weapon unauthorized assembly and use of car-tridges are extremely dangerous. Ordinarily, issue of this ammunition is in proportion by types to meet tactical requirements, so that substitution of unauthorized rounds in the field...

Left Side View

After removing the upper receiver and barrel assembly, disassemble the lower receiver. The hammer and trigger disconnector pin3 come out from the right to the left. Remove the hammer first, then the trigger disconnector. The selector comes out fram the right tD the left. Td remove, place it half way between the safe and the fire positions. Use a 1 B inch punch and knock it straight out of the receiver from the right side. The selector detent plunger and spring 8re removed from the receiver by...

Inspection

Rifling Machine

8-14, Table 8-3 contains procedures for inspection. Inspect surfaces for cracks or defects. Check barrel extension for burrs, broken or worn locking lugs. Inspect bore for damage Check front sight for cracks and general condition. Inspect the receivers and all parts for cracks Inspect all parts for wear or damage Check springs for condition, straightness and tension. Inspect bolt for condition of locking lugs, pitted or chipped bolt face, and elongated firing Inspect for broken bolt rings and...

Dropin Autosear

Auto Bolt Carrier

I don't like drop-in auto-sears Not because they don't work, because they do. They not only work, but in my experience an AR-15 equipped with a drop-in auto-sear works as well as an original government issue M-16. The problem's not with the auto-sear, it's with the laws governing its use. The drop-in auto-sear was designed in the mid 1970's for the sole purpose of converting the AR-15 to fire full-autD select fire . If you buy a drop-in auto-sear that was manufactured after November 1st, 1981....

Lightning Link

Alkar Automatic Pistol

This thing's as slick as owl do do No worries about M-16 parts. No machining or drilling on a six hundred dollar gun. The parts can be made from tool steel, machined with great precision, hardened and tempered with loving care, then polished to a high gloss that your mother would be proud of. On the other hand, using only a couple pieces of power hacksaw blade to make the parts from, a dremeJtm tool, hand drill, and one or two files to do the work, you can cut out the Lightning Link in about an...

Building Lightning

Disconnector

The drawings show the shape and give the dimensions for a Lightning Link that fits in the Colttm AR-15. If it's to fit in an after market lower receiver it may be necessary to change the outside dimensions. Either way. all that's really important is that it fits inside the receiver and can move back and forth about 1 16 inch. When building the Lightning Link without a milling machine I find the simpliest way is to cut the long piece to length and width. Next center Dunch and drill a l B inch...

Bolt Catch

Rifle Drawings

SELECTOR LEVER -NOTE RIFLE MUST BE COCKED BEFORE PLACING IN SAFE POSITION. SELECTOR LEVER - Selects SAFE position or type of firing. BOLT CATCH - Holds bolt and bolt carrier in open position. To engage bolt press lower tang of bolt catch. To release bolt press upper tang of bolt catch. CHARGING HANDLE - Retracts bolt and bolt carrier. FRONT SIGHT - To adjust elevation depress detent and rotate post. Each graduation notch moves the point of impact of the bullet 2.8 cm at 100 meters, 5.6 cm at...

M16 Full Auto Blueprint

Ar15 Disconnector

Comparing the M-16 parts on this page to the AR-15 parts on page ID, the differences become readily apparent. The M-16 carrier has not had the lower sear contact lip machined short The hammer for the M-16 has an extended spur, with a notch cut into it The only difference in the triggers is the M-16 one hBs been machined through the rear wall An M-IB disconnector has a long tail The M-16 selector switch has a third detent position for full-auto, a earning surface for the disconnector and a...

Ord Fi

Army M16 2013

BOLT MUST BE IN UNLOCKED POSITION FOR ASSEMBLY Remove Install bolt carrier and key. INSTALL Remove Install charging handle. Remove Install bolt carrier and key. Remove Install firing pin retaining pin. pin is to be in the forward Retaining pin is to be back of large shoulder on firing pin. Turn retaining pin when installing. Remove Install firing pin retaining pin. NOTE DO NOT OPEN OR CLOSE SPLIT END OF PIN

Ar 15 Drop In Auto Sear

10 TURNS NO. 18 MUSIC WIRE RAT E 8 lbs in The trip pin can be made from drill rod stock. Although I find a roll pin works as well without the need for a precision fit in the sear housing. Whichever is used, make sure the trip rocks freely on the pin when it's assembled. Test fire as outlined at the end of CHAPTER ONE.

Buffer Retainer

Lightning Link

Press in action spring guide assembly, depress buffer Remove Install action spring guide assembly and retainer, and then release guide, action sorina. Figure 3-5. Disassembly Assembly of Rifle Page 5 of 5 Remove Install trigger, trigger spring, disconnect, and disconnect spring. 3-25. CLEANING AND LUBRICATION AFTER FIRING . Allparts are to be cleaned with cleaning compound solvent PD 126 and dried thoroughly. Apply a light coat of lubricating oil to all metal surfaces including barrel under...

Cleaning And Lubricating The Bolt Carrier Group

Bolt Carrier Group Assembly

Remove the bolt carrier group from the upper receiver group. Field strip the bolt carrier group. Wash all external surfaces with a patch saturated in solvent cleaning compound. ORD F8I45 Figure 3-7. Oiling Bolt Rings b. U s i n g a small brush dipped in solvent cleaning compound, scrub all carbon deposits and dirt from the locking lugs of the bolt. Brush the face of the bolt, paying particular attention to area behind the rings and under the face of extractor. Do not attempt to remove...

Section Trouble Shooting

The information contained in this manual is to aid personnel whose responsibility it ia to restore worn, damaged, or inoperative equipment to a at ia factory condition -This information include a both determination of cauae trouble shooting and corrective action. 8-3. All repair maintenance ahall be done with standard service equipment by all personnel trained in the uae of auch equipment, using techniques in accordance with procedure a in applicable regulations. Peraonnel using thia...

Barrel Length

Shortening the barrel is a job that's best done on a lathe. It's just about impossible to cut it o and rethread it by hand and get everything straight. Whether you chap it oFf with a hacksaw and rethread it with a die or cut. crown and thread on a lathe, keep in mind a barrel is measured From the bolt Face to the muzzle, not from the Fro aF the receiver to the muzzle. The drawing and table indicate how to measure and cut the barrel For the moBt popular lengths. 9 3 4 inches equal a ID 1 2 inch...

The Way It Works

M16 Hammer Sear Trigger

In normal semi-auto operation the hammer is cocked by a rearward movement of the bolt carrier, as Che carrier moves forward, the hammer is caught and held in the cooked position by the sear located on the forward part of the trigger catching in the sear notch, on the hammer. If you hold the trigger after a shot's fired the sear will not catch in the hammer's sear notch when the hammer cocks because the sear is depressed below the arc of the hammer notch. What happens is because the trigger is...

Right Side View

M16 Receiver Drawings

Looking straight down at the top of the lower receiver compare it with drawing A . The shaded gt art on the drawing shows the metal that must be removed to make room for the M-16 auto-sear. Drawing B indicates the metal removed From the left hand side of the lower receiver must jb cut out to a depth of .950. Drawing C shows the milling cut on the right side of the lower receiver to be only .M50 deep. NOTE If. like most people, you don't have access to a milling machine, the work can be done...

Source And Maintenance Codes

AIR FORCE SOURCE CODE Column 2 a . The explanation of source codes is as follows PI - Identifies parts which may be requisitioned and installed by any maintenance level c on s is tent with the Command's authorized scope of maintenance. This code is applied to parts which are impractical to manufacture. P1D - Identifies parts which may be requisitioned and installed by USAF activities authorized depot-level maintenance only. This code is applied to parts which are impractical for service...

Itt General

Rifle Exploded

The bayonet-knife figure 1-2 ii utilized for close combat, guarding of prisoners, riot duty, etc It can also be used aaa general utility knife. The blade has a full cutting edge on the bottom and a 3 1 8 cutting edge on top running from the point. The handle fits comfortably and has a knurled surface for a firm grip. The bayonet-scabbard figure 1-2 is used to carry the bayonet-knife when not being used on the rifle . 11-3, BAYONET, 11-4. INSTALLATION, 11-5, Refer to figure 3-3. 11-6,...

List Of Illustrations

7799734 Headspace

Riflei 5.56-MM, M16 and XM16EI vi 1.2. Bayonet-Knife M7 and Bayonet-Knife Scabbard M8A1 1-5 1-3, Rifle Bipod, I-4. Bipod Case - 62309 1-5. Rifle Grease - 5cc Container - 5621059 , 1-5 1-6. Small Arm Cleaning Rod, 1-7, Clewing Brush - 11010021 ' 1-5 l_5r Combination Wrench - 1-9, Barrel Remover Jawi - 11010032 , , 1-6 1-10. Firing Pin Protrusion Cage - 7799735 . . , 1-6 1-11 . Headspace Gage Field Type - 7799734 1-6 3-1, Clearing 3-2. Controls 3-4. Rifle, 5,56-MM, Mlfc and XM16E1 - Major...

Ord D

Figure 5-1, Cartridge, 5,56-MM, Ball, M 93 Blank Not known - under development. Tracer Tip of bullet is painted orange for a distance of approximately 5 16 inch. 5-9. GRADES. Small arms ammunition iB graded primarily on the qualities which make the lot especially suited for use in a particular class of weapons for example, a lot of ammunition assigned grade R is especially suited for use in rifles. Current grades of all existing lot8 of small-arms ammunition are established by the Army Materiel...

M16 Auto Sear Installation

M16 Auto Sear

The.military auto-sear In the correct position on the selector switch. Reassembly of the lower receiver is next. For the parts needed to convert the AR-15 to M-16 configuration, other than the M-16 auto-sear jarts, refer to drawings page 13. numbers 1. sear spring, 2. sear pin, 3. sear bushing, and 4. sear tody parts 1 3. and 4 are normally assembled when you purchase them are M-16 hammer, lisconnector, trigger, selector switch, and bolt carrier, shown on page 11. The AR-15 parts and their M-16...

Cleaning And Lubrication Before Firing

The necessary c 1 e an in g materials consist o a cleaning rod. patches, oil, solvent cleaning compound and a brush. Cal 30 patches may be used by cutting into 4 square pieces. Do not use cleaning agents other than those authorized in this manual. 3-7. CLEANING THE BARREL. Visually inspect the bore and c ham be r for condition and obstructions. Clean by pushing clean dry patches through the bore from the chamber to muzzle to remove all oil and dirt. 3-8. CLEANING AND LUBRICATING...