If a M16/M16A1 Rifle LOWER RECEIVER is missing one third or more of its exterior protective finish, resulting in an unprotected/light reflecting surface, it is candidate for overhaul. This missing finish will be considered a shortcoming. This shortcoming requires action to obtain a replacement weapon. Once a replacement has been received, evacuate the original weapon to depot for overhaul.

D If a loose lower receiver extension is suspected, remove buttstock (p 2-45) and check for tightness. If loose, evacuate to direct support maintenance for repair, Clean and lubricate all components before reassembly.

SH - If defective, replace necessary parts.

D - If defective, evacuate to direct support maintenance.

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