There arc several things you need to know to use this manual efficiently.

1. All references in the manual are to pages only. Reference to maintenance procedures is to the page whcrc the respective initial setup appears.

2. Illustrations for the maintenance procedures show only those parts affected by the opeation being performed.

3. Whenever the male gender is mentioned in the manual (i.e., crewman, repairman), it also pertains to females.

4. When the term "evacuate to support maintenance" is used, the entire rifle must be evacuated.


This manual is organized to help you find the information you need quickly. There are several useful indexes.

1. Front Cove-r Index. Lists the most important areas of the manual. It is keyed to areas with bleed-to-edge indicators.

2. Table of Contents. Lists in order all chapters, sections, and appendixes. Gives page references.

3. Nomenclature Cross-References List.

4. Chapter Overviews. Summarise material covered in the chapter. Are located at the beginning of each chapter.

5. Symptom Index. Located just before the troubleshooting table in each maintenance chapter. Lists, in alphabetical order, parts of&e rifle with possible malfunctions. References pages of the troubleshooting table. -

6. Alphabetical Index. Located at the end of the manual. An extensive subject index for everything in the manual Gives page references.

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