Groups of operations Stripping

The tabulation overleaf details the 18 groups of operations for stripping.

Column 1. Number of group of operations. Column 2- Specification.

Column 3- Number(s) of group(s) of operations to be done before the stripping about to be carried out.

Column 4. Stripping permitted to:

X Soldier,

X X Armourer,

XXX Workshop.

Column 5- Number of page detailing operation(s) required.

1

2

3

4

5

1.

Field stripping

X

40

2.

Stripping the extractor - . .

1

X X

45

3.

Stripping the handguard .

X X

46

4.

Stripping the carrying handle .

3

X X

47

Stripping the gas regulator sleeve

1-3

X X

49

6.

Stripping the front sling swivel -

.——

X X

52

7.

Stripping the foresight

X X

53

8.

Stripping the joint pin, trigger frame-body

i

X X

54

9.

Stripping the safety sear .

1-8

X X

57

10.

Stripping the cocking handle

1

XXX

58

1 h

Stripping the magazine catch and holding open device .

1

X X

62

12.

Stripping the locking shoulder .

1

XXX

65

13.

Stripping the trigger mechanism and pistol grip

1-8

X X

66

14.

Stripping the rear sling swivel and butt plate

X X

76

15.

Stripping the return springs and butt stock

1-14

X X

78

16.

Stripping the trigger frame-body lock mechanism

1-8-14-15

X X

80

17.

Stripping the backsight . . .

-—

X X

83

18.

Stripping the magazine .

X

The soldier should know each step in field stripping so well that he can do it in the dark. No tools are needed, but it may be necessary to use the nose of a bullet.

— Remove the magazine.

— Cock the mechanism to make sure there is no cartridge left in the chamber; let the mechanism go forward and put the rifle at safe, the hammer remaining in the cocked position.

a) Stripping the mechanism

— Press the trigger frame-body lock lever, on the left side of the trigger frame, fully upwards; hold the barrel group firmly and press the butt-trigger group downwards, swinging the rifle open like a shotgun (see fig. 36).

Fal Rifle Parts
Fig. 36

Remove the slide-breech block assembly by grasping the slide rod, hinged to the slide (fig. 37).

Breech Block

Fig. 37

b) To remove the cover from the body, slide it to the rear (fig. 38).

Fig. 37

Fan Fal RifleFal Trigger Mechanism
Fig. 39

c) To seporote the slide from the breech block, disengage the fore part of the breech block from the slide and continue this movement, levering the rear part of the breech block and at the same time exerting pressure with the thumb on the rear end of the firing pin (fig. 39).

Fal Firing Pin

d) To remove the firing pin, press on the rear end of the firing pin, push out the retoining pin; if the pin does not fall out easily, use the nose of a cartridge (fig. 40).

When the retaining pin has been removed, the firing pin will be pushed from its housing by its spring (fig. 41).

The Difference Fal Rifle Gas Plugs
Fig. 41

e) To remove the gas plug, press in the plunger (fig. 42) of the gos plug, using the nose of a cartridge, turn gas plug a quarter turn clockwise (fig. 43).

Fal Assault Rifle

Fig. 42

Fig 43

Fig. 42

Fig 43

In this position, the plug will be pushed from its housing by the piston spring (fig. 44).

The Difference Fal Rifle Gas PlugsFirearm Gas Cylinder Operation

f) Remove the piston and spring from the gas cylinder

Fig. 45

Separate the piston spring from the piston rod (fig. 46).

Fal Gas Piston

2. EXTRACTOR

Fal Extractor Tool

a) To remove the extractor

Press the nose of a cartridge into the plunger hole and com-press fully to disengage the extractor from its plunger (fig. 47). Withdraw the extractor from its housing, or let it fall out, still keeping pressure on the extractor plunger.

Fig. 47

Fig. 48

Note. This operation con also be done with a special tool, which makes stripping quicker and easier (fig. 48). For illustration of tool see page 126.

Fig. 48

b) To remove the plunger and spring

After removal of the extractor, gently decompress the extractor spring and withdraw the plunger from its housing as also the spring with its buffer (not to be stripped) (fig. 49).

Rifle Trigger Mechanism

3. HANDGUARD

Unscrew the hand-guard screw ons disengage it (fig. 50).

Fal Hand Guards
Fig. 50

Separate the two handguard sections, pulling them slightly sideways (fig. 51).

Rifle Trigger Mechanism
Fig. 51

4. CARRYING HANDLE

Remove the hondguard (group of operations 3). Unscrew the nut securing gos tube and carrying handle (fig. 52s and slide it forward.

Fal Slide Release
Fig 52

Withdraw the carrying handle (fig. 53).

Withdraw the carrying handle (fig. 53).

Carrying Fal Rifles

The carrying handle consists of the handle axis, handle, two assembly washers and two spring washers (fig. 54), securing the handle to its axis.

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 54

5. gas regulator sleeve and gas cylinder

Remove the p.ston (see group of operations 1). Remove the hondguard (see group of operations 3).

al Gas regulator sleeve

Using the spanner, completely unscrew the regulator sleeve (fig 55) and pull it to the rear to keep it free of its spring.

Fal Regulator Sleeve

Use a screwdriver to release the spring from the two spring sectings recessed in the gas block (fig. 56).

Fal Gas Regulator

Withdraw the spring to the rear (fig. 57).

Fal Gas Regulator Sleeve
Fig. 57

b; Gas cylinder

Using the sponner, completely unscrew the gas cylinder bush (fig. 58) and move it forward.

Remove the gas cylinder retaining pin (fig. 59).

Fal Drum Magazine
Fig- 58 Fig. 59

Unscrew the gas cylinder and withdraw it to the rear

Fal Gas Regulator Spring
Fig. 60

Withdraw the gas tube nut and the gas regulator sleeve

Fal Gas Regulator Spring
Fig. 61
Fal Front Sling

6. FRONT SLING SWIVEL

Unscrew the front swivel screw /fig 62) to release the sling swivel from its band (fig. 63).

Seoarate the band from the barrel by forcing the band (fig. 64).

N. B. Stripping the band is not advised, as it has to be forced open.

Feild Strip

7. FORESIGHT

Before removing the foresight, screw in completely, counting the number of clicks, so that the correct elevation can be obtained when it is replaced.

Unscrew the foresight with the special key (fig. 65). Remove the foresight (fig. 66).

Fal Gas Regulator Spring
Fig. 65 Fig. 66

Withdraw the foresight plate and spring from their housing (fig. 67).

Fal Trigger Group

8. JOINT PIN, TRIGGER FRAME-BODY

Field strip the weapon (group of operations I).

Swing the rifle open as far as it will go. Unscrew the retainer pin of the joint pin, using o com or a screwdriver (fig. 68).

Fal Assault Rifle Fal Assault Rifle

Fig. 69

Remove the retainer pin (fig. 69).

Fig. 69

Fal Safety Sear

Fig. 70

Insert the nose of o cartridge in the centre recess of the joint pin and push. The joint pin will then be pushed out about 1 cm (fig. 70).

Fig. 70

Remove the joint pin (fig. 71).

Field Strip Fal

With the joint pin removed, the butt-trigger group is separated from the body-barrel group (fig. 72).

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 72

9. SAFETY SEAR

Field strip the wecpon (group of operations I).

Strip the joint pin frame-body (group of operations 8).

Rotote the safety sear approx. 90° pulling it gently to the rear (fig. 73) until it is clear of the body.

N. B. — The sear spring is riveted and should not be stripped.

Pig. 73

10. COCKING HANDLE

Field strip the weopon (group of operations 1).

Using a pin drift, remove the lug retaining pin (fig. 74).

Fal Inside

Remove the lug (fig. 75). If this is rather tight, use a pin drift to push it out, from the inside of the rifle outwards.

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Fig. 76

Pull the cocking handle slide to its rear position, then exert a backwards pull on the handle and, at the same time, depress the lug of the cocking handle slide with a pin drift, or the slide rod (fig. 76), until the cocking handle moves freely to the rear.

Fig. 76

Withdraw the handle completely towards the rear (fig. 77).

Fal Hand Guards

N. B. — If the handguard has already been stripped (group of operations 3), cfter removing the cocking handle knob Ifig. 74 and 15), it is only necessary to pull the handle forward to remove (fig. 78).

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 78

Using a pin drift, push out the detent retaining pin (fig. 79)

Using a pin drift, push out the detent retaining pin (fig. 79)

Cocking Handle For Fal Rifle

The cocking handle detent and its spring are then freed

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 80

11 MAGAZINE CATCH AND HOLDING OPEN DEVICE

Field strip the rifle (group of operations 1). Unscrew the magazine catch axis pin (fig. SI).

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 81

Remove the magazine catch axis pin (fig. 82).

Ftg, 82

a) Magazine catch. — Use the blade of a screwdriver to compress the magazine catch spring, at the same time pulling the magazine catch (fig. S3).

Fal Assault Rifle
F.0. 83

When the spring is freed from its housing in the body, remove the magoz;ne catch (fig. 84).

Fal Assault Rifle

b) Holding open device. — Grasp the holding open device and remove from its housing (fig. 85).

Field Strip Fal
Fia. 85

12. LOCKING SHOULDER

Field strip the rifle (group of cperotions 1).

Push the locking shoulder outwards from left to right, using a drift (fig. 86).

N. B. — The locking shoulder is only removed when the headspace needs to be adjusted.

Headspace Fal

Fig. 86

Fal Assault Rifle

Fig. 86

Withdraw the locking shoulder (fig. 87).

13. TRIGGER MECHANISM AND PISTOL GRIP

Field strip the rifle (group of operations 1).

Strip the joint pin, frame-body (group of operations 8>.

a) Change lever. — Turn the change lever upwards until it reaches its vertical position, then remove it (fig. 88).

N. B. — The change lever can also be removed without any preliminary stripping. Open *he gun as for field Stripping (fig. 36), turn the change lever upwards to its vertical position and remove as indicated at a).

Images Headspace For Fal
Fig. 88

This releases the change lever spring and its index stud

Mauser Lever Release

This releases the change lever spring and its index stud

b) Hammer. — Control the hammer with thumb and press the trigger, allowing the hammer to return gently to >ts forward position (fig. 91).

Fal Assault Rifle

Insert the nose of o cartridge underneath the hammer spring housing in the notch provided for th.s purpose in the ¡eft side of the trigger frame, and lever upwards to release the housing from its notch; during this operation, keep rhe thumb lightly on the housing to prevent it from flying out under action of the hammer spring (fig. 92).

Fal Action
Fig. 92

Remove the assembly of spring rod, housing end hammer spring (fig. 93).

Fal Action Operation

Pull Gpart the hammer spring housing, spring rod and spring (fig. 94).

M240 Spring Rod
Fig. 94
Eft Assault Rifle

Lift the locking plote for hammer axis pin upwards as far as it will go and remove backwards {fig. 95).

Use the nose of c cortridge to push out the hammer axis pin (fig. 96).

Rifle Trigger Mechanism
Fig. 96

Remove hammer pin and hammer (fig. 97)

Remove hammer pin and hammer (fig. 97)

Fal Hammer Sear

c) Seor. — Use the nose of o cartridge to push the sear axis pin out of its housing (fig. 981.

Fal Action OperationFal Rifleimages

Hold the seer with the left hand to prevent it from flying out under the action of its spring and pulf out the axis pin (fig. 99).

Remove the sear (fig. 100).

Fal Action Operation

Fig. 100

Remove the sear (fig. 100).

Fig. 100

d) Trigger. — Remove the trigger, releasing it from the trigger plunger ifig. TO?).

The last spiral of the sear spring is open and can be extracted

Fal Trigger Group

from the body of the trigger, with the sear plunger, using a screwdriver (fig. 102).

Fal The Bay Pigs
Fig. 102

e) Pistol grip. — Remove the cleaning kit from the pistol grip, — this is relecsed by turning the spring detent (fig. 103).

Fal Cleaning Kit

Pig. 104

Fal Rifle Triggers

Fig. 105

f) Trigger guard. — Remove the trigger guard by rotating it forward, while pulling it slightly downward (fig. 106).

Use a iarger screwdriver to unscrew the pistol grip nut screw (fig. 104).

Remove the screw and pistol grip (fig. 105).

Pig. 104

Fig. 105

Fal Trigger Group

g) Trigger spring. — With finger press the trigger plunger to the reor (this will compress the trigger spring) and rotate it downwards (fig. 107).

Detent Swivel Base

This releases the trigger plunger and trigger spring (fig. 108).

Anschutz Trigger Spring Adjustment Screw

14. REAR SLING SWIVEL AND BUTT PLATE

a) Rear sling swivel. — Unscrew both screws retaining the plate for rear sling swivel (fig. 1091.

Th,s releases the plcte and the rear shng swivel (fig. 110).

Fal Rifle Sling

Fig. no

Fal Assault Rifle

Fig. no

Push out the retaining pin securing the sling swivel •and separate the base of the swivel with the sling swivel (fig. 111).

bj Butt plate. — Unscrew butt plate screw (tig. 112)

bj Butt plate. — Unscrew butt plate screw (tig. 112)

Rifle Trigger Mechanism
Fig. 112

Remove the butt plate (fig. 113) and the spread washer for the butt plate screw.

Beretta Butt Plate Screws

15. RETURN SPRINGS AND BUTT STOCK

F.eld strip the rifle (group of operotions 1). Strip the butt plate (group of operations 14).

a^ Return springs. — Using the special tool provided, remove the butt screw; hold the tool firmly to control the action of the springs (fig. 114).

Fal Action
Fig. 15 4

Separate the butt screw, washer, plunger for return springs and return springs (inner and outer) (fig. 115).

Fal Assault Rifle

b) Butt stock. — To remove the butt stock from the trigger frame, unscrew the butt support screw (fig. 116) and separote the butt stock from the frame trigger housing (fig. 1 17).

Fal Action Operation
Fig. 117

The front socket of the butt stock is not removable.

16. TRIGGER FRAME-BODY LOCK MECHANISM

Field strip the rifle (group of operations 1).

Strip the joint pin frame-body (group of operations 8).

Strip the butt plate (group of operations 14).

Strip the return springs and butt stock (group of operations 15).

Unscrew the lock retaining screw (fig. 118).

Fal Butt Stock
Fig. 118

Use a pin drift to push out the retaining pin for the frame-body lock, do not remove the drift at once, this prevents the lock spring from flying out violently (fig. 119).

Fal Assault Rifle

Hold back the spring with thumb or index finger, then remove the drift (fig. 120).

Fig. 120

Fal Trigger Mechanism

Fig. 120

Remove the spring and the spring plunger (fig. 121).

Exert pressure with finger on end of locking lever axis (right side of trigger frame) and remove locking lever towards the left of frame (fig. 122).

Fal Frame Assembly

Remove the lock from its housing (fig. 123).

Fal Assault Rifle

17. BACKSIGHT

Unscrew one of the backsight support adiustinq screws (fig. 124).

N. B. — It is not advisable to touch the second screw; this serves as a stop and helps in locating the backsight support correctly when assembling.

Fal Inch Locking PlateFal Inch Locking Plate
Fig. 124

Slide the backsight support to the side on which the screw has been removed (fig. 125).

Fal Inch Locking Plate

Fig. 126

Press on rhe backsight catch and withdraw this forward (fig. 126), after removing the backsight stop pin.

Fig. 126

This frees the backsight catch and its spring, as well as the spring stop for adjusting screws (fig. 127).

18. magazine

Use the nose of a cartridge, to disengage the bottom plate (fig. 128). Then knack the magazine against □ piece of wood, as illustrated, until the bottom plate comes out about half an inch (fig. 129).

Fnl Assoult RifleRifle Trigger Mechanism

Fig. 130

Remove the magazine bottom plate, taking care to hold the spring down with the thumb (fig. 130),

Fig. 130

Remove the platform spring up to its last spiral (fig. 131).

Remove the platform spring up to its last spiral (fig. 131).

Rifle Trigger Mechanism

Acting on the spring, turn the magazine platform approx. 45° inside the magazine, then extract the platform (fig. 132). Disengage the spring from the two rear and one front retaining lugs.

Fal Assault Rifle
Fig. 132

B. ASSEMBLY

The component ports of the rifle ore ossembled in the opposite order to that of stripping; this is the reason for loymg out the ports in the order of stripping.

To help in assembly, reference should be made to the illustrations showing how to strip for each group of operations, as required.

1. MAGAZINE

Replace the plarform spring in front of the front retaining lug and behind the two rear retaining lugs (fig. 133). Replace the magazine platform in the magazine and exert pressure to push it well in (fsg 134) Acting on the spring, get the platform correctly positioned. Compress the spring and replace the bottom plate of the magazine (fig. 130).

Fal Platforms
F.g. 133
Fal Rifle Triggers

2. BACKSIGHT

Replace the backsight catch spring in its housing on the backsight, replace the catch on the backsight and the backsight on the support.

Replace the spring stop for adjusting screws, as shown in figure 135.

Fig. 135

Replace the backsight stop pin in the support and replace the assembled backsight on the trigger frame so that it comes up against the adjusting screw, which has not been removed.

Screw up the second adjusting screw and tighten correctly (fig. 124).

3. TRIGGER FRAME-BODY LOCK MECHANISM

— Replcce the lever (fig. 122) and move it until the operating pm is correctly engaged in the lock.

— Replace the spring and spring plunger (fig. 121).

— Compress the spring and insert a p;n drift in the housing for the retaining pin (fig. 136).

Tattoo Gun Assembly With PicturesFal Full Assembly

— Insert the pin and withdraw the drift little by little until the pin is pushed fuliy home. Screw in the lock lever retainer screw {fig. 118).

4, BUTT STOCK AND RETURN SPRINGS

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