Blank attachment

— Unscrew flash hider.

— Screw on blank attachment and tighten (manually).

— Fill magazine with blank cartridges and Insert magazine.

— Unlock the rifle

— Set selective fire lever at "E" or "FM.

At Interruption or cease of fire the weapon is to be locked. When regulating the gas outlet the magazine has to be removed.

— Turn the nozzle bolt by means of the cartridge case bottom.

— Position "screw slot transverse to firing direction" gas outlet "minimum".

— Position "screw slot alongside firing direction" gas outlet "maximum".

Fig. 58: Screwed-on blank attachment

(2) Plastic training breech block

— Extract G3 magazine and breech block (note para 2.2.2.).

— Insert plastic training breech block in the rifle.

— Check proper assembly of the rifle by making several loading movements.

— Fill the magazine with plastic training ammunition and insert magazine.

— Set the selective fire lever at "E" or "F"

— Pull the trigger

When the fire is interrupted or ceased, the weapon has to be locked.

Note: Owing to dimensional differences it is impossible to fire NATO cartridges cal. 7.62 mm x 51 with the plastic training breech block.

(3) Subcallbre conversion kit

— Extract G3 magazine and breech block (note para 2.2.2.).

— Insert subcalibre tube E in the G3 barrel from behind. The bore on the face side has to point downwards.

Check proper fit of the subcalibre tube E by inserting the magazine E.

— Insert bolt E into the receiver.

— Check proper assembly of the rifle by moving the loading lever several times.

— Fill magazine E with subcalibre ammunition and Insert magazine.

— Set the selective fire lever at "EM or "F\

When the fire is interrupted or ceased, the weapon has to be locked.

2.1.3. Employment of the weapon with optical sighting devices 2.1.3.1. G3 telescopic sight with mount

When using the Rifle G3 as sniper rifle the mount with telescopic sight Is placed as follows:

Telescopic Sight
Fig. 59: Telescopic sight with mount

— Prior to the mounting, turn the claws (59/1) of the mount outwards.

— Place mount on the rifle from above, tilting the mount slightly to the right so that the plastic nose is adjacent to the sight cylinder.

Note designations "firing direction" and "arrow".

— Press tension lever (59/2) downwards until the catch (59/3) engages audibly (Fig. 60).

— Turn tension lever upwards.

Fig. 60: Placing of the telescopic sight with mount

To remove the telescopic sight with mount, turn tension lever downwards. Press catch downwards with the thumb (Fig. 61) and turn tension lever upwards again.

Tip the telescopic sight with mount off the weapon to the right.

Fig. 61: Removal of the telescopic sight with mount

For putting the telescopic sight into tho carrying bag. turn the claws accordingly to the inside.

2.1.3.2. Infra-red night sighting device with mount

When using the Rifle G3 as aiming- and observation device with infra-red spotlight, the mount has to be placed on the receiver of the weapon.

Optical Sight
Fig. 62: Attached infra-red night sighting device with mount

The infra-red night sighting device with mount is on principle attached In the same way as the telescopic sight with mount. In addition, the press-button switch with its holding device is fastened on the weapon according to the desired firing position, so that it can easily be operated with the left hand. The infra-red night sighting device with mount Is on principle detached In the same way as the telescopic sight with mount.

2.1.4. Employment of the weapon on extreme climatic conditions

No special treatment of the weapon is necessary In case of dampness, great heat, and cold down to approx. - 40° C.

The rifles, training equipment and optical sighting devices are not to be taken from the cold into the warmth and a little later into the cold again, since otherwise the functioning of the weapon will suffer because of moisture, sweat, ice formation and rust.

2.2. Maintenance 2.2.1. General

The correct maintenance of the weapon

— guarantees readiness to fire.

— reduces premature wear,

— prevents accidents,

— saves repair costs and time. The user (bearer of the weapon)

— is responsible for

— completeness (of accessories as well) of the weapon committed to hie charge,

— has to report damages and malfunctions immediately. The cleaning has to be carried out

— as main cleaning

— as normal cleaning

— in regular intervals when not used,

— after each time the weapon has been used, causing no main cleaning.

After each cleaning and assembly of the G3 it has to be checked with regard to intactness and perfect function.

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