Detail Stripping

Detail stripping of the rifle is a continuation of field stripping. Detail stripping is performed in the following manner field strip the rifle as instructed in section 21, and then perform the following Attaching the operating rod with holt to the receiver. i -v J-i 4V-A i'.fl ii' i V . Figure 71. Attaching the return mechanism v - - 5 . - , r-sfB . ' U .H . V - I* V - - d . . . - Figure 71. Attaching the return mechanism Attaching the cover to the receiver. Figure 73. Dis assembly of the...

Field Stripping

Holding the rifle by the fats end with the left hand,, rotate the rifle . certain amount, pushing the magazine away. Grasp the magazine with the right hand, and, depressing the magazine catch with the thumb of the right hand, rotate the magazine forward and remove it from receiver hole (fig. 64). 2. Take the rifle off safety. Rotate the selector indicator downward as far as possible with the thumb of the right hand. 3. Check to see that there is no round in the...

Storage Of Rifles In Division And Corps Depots

As ft rule, rifle* which re in the reserve of the military units of corps level and lower re stored in division and corps depots. The depot must be equipped so as to satisfy the requirements of the Instructions for Storage sod Care of Artillery-Materiel and Ammunition by Using Troops. It is not permitted to store rifles in boxes which ere formed into stacks. In rare cases, when no equipped storage places are available, rifles ay be stored In boxes, but must be stored separately from the...

Pistol Grip

The pistol grip (fig. 4S) provides more convenience in directing the fire. It has a cap (1) for protecting the pistol grip against splitting, recess (2) for the base of the pistol grip, groove (3) for trigger guard, a recess for the screw washer, and a channel on the inside for passing the pistol grip screw. The pistol grip is attached to its base by means of screw (4) which is threaded into the base. There are also rifles with stamped receiver in use (fig. 46) in these models, the pistol grip...

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Bottom. 1 - guides 2 - recesses for passing bolt lugs 3 - recesses for passing operating rod lugs 4 - semicircular recess 5 -bevel 6 - safety bracket 7 - pistol grip base 8 - magazine opening 9 - trigger opening 10, 11 - lugs for reinforcing receiver walls 12 - lug for limiting the safety lever (1-20) 13, 14 - recesses for stopping the selector 15 - opening for selector lever 16 - lug for reinforcing upper portion of receiver 17 - opening for left trunnion of...

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GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR. PREVENTING AND ELIMINATING STOPPAGES With proper maintenancef storage fad handling, the automatic rifle is reliable in use- Howeirer as a result of careless handling, dirty parts, low-grade rb indsp and also as a result of wear of the parts caused by extensive use, normal operation of the rifle can be affected, causing stoppages ' during fire. The Majority of stoppages can be easily eliminated simply by cocking the rifler that is by...

Functioning Op Parts Wring Loading

Insert a loaded magatine Into the receiver* (This step is omitted if the magaiine carried in the receiver is loaded*) . j 2. Set the selector by rotating It downward, until the indicator is opposite the desired notation on the receiver* 3 Pull the cocking handle as far as possible to the rear and release it. As the magazine is Inserted, the magazine stop rotates the magazine catch backwards when the magazine is fully inserted, the magazine catch spring rotates the catch forward again, and the...

Si Clbaning And Lubricating Rifles In Preparation For Bxtbndbd Storage

Rifles to be cleaned in preparation for storage must be detail stripped. The usual cleaning procedures are to be observed, with special attention allotted to the removal of carbon deposits, dirt, moisture and rust from the bore, gas cylinder, gas tube, gas piston, and all grooves and holes. To remove traces of rust and lubrication, it is suggested that the parts of the rifle be taken to an artillery repair shop and washed in kerosene, then dried thoroughly with a clean, dry patch then...

Of The Rifle

Preparation of the automatic Tifle foT fire -- 10B 36. Loading the magazine 106 37. Loading the rifle 109 38. Setting the sights 109 39. Firing 109 40. Changing the magazine Ill 41. Cessation of fire and preparing the rifle for further fire - Ill 42. Setting the rifle on safety ---- ' 111 43- Unloading the rifle 112

Assembly After Detail Stripping

Hold the rifle by the forward portion of the receiver with the left hand, and with the right hand insert the fore end so that its lug on the rear face enters the recess in the receiver, and move the fore end forward as far as possible. Mount the band on the fore end shoulder as tightly as possible, and rotate the lock to the rear so that its indicator enters the notch on the band. If the lock indicator does not rotate to the rear, it is necessary to move the...

Koodbn Stock

All the characteristic* of the automatic rifle with metal atock (weight and dimensional characteristics) are the same as those of the automatic rifle with wooden stock, The automatic rifle with metal stock has a length of 64 run (25.39 inches), with the stock folded Weight of automatic rifle with magazine and accessoriesj kg (lb) Height of automatic rifle with loaded magazine, kg (lb) Length of automatic rifle overall, mm (Inches) Length of rifled portion of bote. Dsn (Inches) Length of...

Chapter Functioning Of Automatic Rifle

POSITION OF PARTS BEFORE LOADING ' The rifle is set on safety An empty magazine (g) (fie. S8) Is in place in the rifle, (In co bat, a fully loaded magazine will be carried tn the flile.) The magazine catch (9) holds the magazine in the receiver. If the magazine Is loaded, the top round presses against the bottom of the operating rod. The operating rod (4) and bolt (2) are held in forward position by the return spring (5)f which also holds the gas piston (6) in the gas cylinder (7). The...

Parts And Mechanisms Of The Automatic Rifle

The 7.62-u Kalashnikov automatic rifle consists of the following principal parts and mechanisms (fig.3)* barrel (1), receiver ( ), sights (3), bolt 4), operating rod (S)t return mechanism (6), firing and trigger mechanisms, receiver covcr (7), gas tube (S) with hand guards fore end (9). stock (10), with pin (15) , pistol gTip (11) with screw (14) , and magazine (12). In addition, the rifle is provided with accessories (13) for cleaning and lubricating, disassembly and assembly -

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1 - body (assy. 7-1) la - magazine side plates (7-1 7-2) lb - stop le - bracket (7-6) Id - catch le 2 - follower (assy. 7-2) 2a - feed surface 2b-lug 2c-lug for attaching spring 3 - follower spring (7-9) 4 -magazine base plate (7-11) 4a - plate flanges 4b - lugs 4c - base plate retainer (7-1) 5a - catches. The follower (2) transmits the force of the spring to the cartridges, and, together with the feed mechanism of the magazine, locates each round properly before it is fed into the chamber. It...

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Spring with follower and stop plate to the magazine. spring with follower and stop plate to the magazine. left hand, move the cover plate onto the flanges of the magazine body (fig. 84) with the right hand until the lugs of the cover plate press against the rear wall of the magazine.

Check Of Accuracy And Adjustment Of Automatic Rifle Procedure For Adjusting Rifle

I* When the ri'fles arrive afvxt e using units 2 After replacing the front sight or after repair 3. When abnormal fire dispersion is discovered The best riflemen of the unit must be selected to fire the rifles for the purpose of checking accuracy. The riflemen are detailed by the company commanders. The rifles are fired in the presence of the soldiers to whom the rifles are assigned, and im the presence of their commanders Before firlag for tasting accuracyp the rifle must be carefully...

Return Mechanism

The return Mechanism (fig. 29) consists of the return spring (1) guide (2)9 guide rod (3) and washer (4). The return spring returns the operating rod and bolt to the extreme forward position after firing. The guide (2) and guide rod (3) prevent the return spring from bending, and also make assembly and disassembly of the rifle ore convenient. On the inside of the forward portion of the guide there is a shoulder which stops the guide rodp and at the rear end there is a connecting lug (2a) for...

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If the rifle has been fired, the gas cylinder and gas tube should also be cleaned with a patch soaked in alkaki solution until all carbon deposits are reaovedp after which the paTts should be dried with a patch wrapped around the wooden stick ot around the jag* The gas port should be cleaned with a reamer After firing, the piston, the gas piston rod, bolt and operating rod are cleaned with patch saturated with the alkali solution. It is forbidden to clean the Apetating rod channel in which the...

Packing And Storage Of Ammunition

59 > PACKING OF AMMUNITION AND MARKINGS ON PACKAGING Ammunition is delivered to the using units in wooden boxes, each containing two cases made of zinc-plated iron containing the rounds* On the side of the box Is a stencil giving the following detas 1 Caliber of round, model of bullet, cartridge case metal. 3 Lot number of rounds and number of manufacturer. 4, Month and year of manufacture of rounds. Pig 96 shows the stencil for ball ammunition M1943, and for 7,62-mm tracer ammunition N1943*...

Firing And Trigger Heghantsh

Trigger Pin Falls Out Why

The firing and trigger mechanism fig. 32 serves to release the hammer from the semiautomatic sear and, together with the bolt, serves to fire the touikL It permits of firing semiautomatic and full automatic fire. The firing and trigger aechsnisn is housed ins ide Che receiver and consists of e banner 1 , banner and trigger spring 2 , trigger 3 , disconnector , disconnector spring S , full automatic sear 6 , full automatic sear spring 7 , and selector 8 with lever. The hamner fig 33 serves to...

Sights

The sights are used to aim the rifle at the target for fire at various ranges. They are mounted on the barrel and consist of the front and the rear sight. The_rear sight fig- 16 consists of a base 1 , on which tbere ere sectors sight leaf 2 , sight leaf spring 3 , slide lt 4 slide catch S and spring 6 . The sight base fig. 19 has a lug 1 , by means of which the sight is mounted on the barrel hole 2 for the pin which holds the base on the barrel hole 3 for the gas tube lock hole 4 for passing...

Weight Of Firing Pin Of Ak47 Rifle

Ak47 Round Flat Firing Pin

The bolt fig. 23 serves to push the rounds into the chamber, seal the bore and extract the cartridges cases from the chamber 2 - longitudinal groove 3 - flat edges for key. Figure 23. Bolt, assembled and disassembled assy. 3-2 . 1 - bolt body 3-4 2 - firing pin 3-5 3 - extractor 3-6 4 - extractor spring 3-7 5 - extractor pin 3-10 6 - retaining pin 3-9 . The bolt consists of a body 1 , firing pin 2 , extractor 3 with spring 4 and pin 5 , and pin 6 . The bolt body fig. 24 serves to hold all the...

Chapter Inspection Of The Automatic Rifle

For timely discovery and removal of defects in automatic rifles, and also of irregularities in the . storage and care, the automatic rifles are inspected according ,to the instructions given in the unit interior economy regulations. The technical condition of automatic rifles is characterized by their readiness for combat employment and, in addition, by the degree of their wear as a result of use. . Depending upon the degree of wear and character of Tepair required, automatic rifles are divided...

Functioning Of Parts During Semiautomatic Fire

Kalashnikov Trigger Mechanism

To fire a single round from the rifle, set the selector for semiautomatic fire by rotating the indicator as far downward as possible, and press the trigger with the index finger of the right hand. When the trigger is pressed, the semiautomatic sear and disconnector rotate. The rear end of the sear i.e., trigger raises the ends of the trigger and hammer spring. As the trigger rotates, the semiautomatic sear releases the hammer cock notch. igure 61. Trigger mechanism in position for A. Trigger...

Disassembly And Assembly Of The Automatic Rifle In Repair Shop

In addition to detail and field stripping and assembly, disassembly and assembly of the pistol grip, sights, and butt are also performed in the repair shop. 1. Remove the pistol grip from the receiver. Loosen the screw by means of the screw-driver and remove the pistol grip from the receiver. 2. Disassemble the wooden butt. Knock out the butt screw with the punch and remove the butt from the receiver. Unscrew the rear screws with the screw driver and remove the clamp from the butt. Unscrew the...

Chapter Srvicb And Training Ammunition

The Kalashoiko tutor tic rifle fires the 7.62-mm round Ml043. The rounds have vsrylng construction depending upon their purpose. The weight of the bullets and their muzzle velocity are selected so that fire using the different bullets can be conducted with th sine sight settings. Ammunition is divided into service and auxiliary types. 55. SERVICE AMMUNITION AND ITS USE Service ammunition 1 divided into ball cartridges and special purpose cartridges. Ball ammunition is used to destroy enemy...

Barrel

The barrel fig.4 serves to direct the flight of the bullet. To the barrel are attached the barrel bushing 1 , the front sight base 2 , the gas cylinder 3 , the fore end band 4 , and the rear sight base S . The barrel is provided with exterior threads 6 for installing the device for firing blank cartridges there are cylindrical portions for the front sight base, the gas cylinder, the fore end band, and the rear sight base. A shoulder 7 serves as a support for the barrel when inserted into the...

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Pictures Operating Rod Rifles

The operating rod fig- 27 actuates the bolt To the operating rod are attached rod 1 with piston 2 . Rod 1 is integral with the piston the rod is connected with the operating rod by Beans of threads 3 and pin 4 , which is installed io hole S in the rod and the forward end of the operating rod. - flange for grasping cartridge case rim lb -recess foT extractor spring lc - recess for extractor pin 2 - extractor spring 3-7 3 -extractor pin 3-10 3a I ' K gt ' -tfj lt .-II r Figure 27- Operating rod,...

Receiver

Receiver Kalashnikov

The receiver Cfig. 9 serves to connect tbe part of the automatic rifle and to direct the motion of the bolt and the operating rod. Od the top of the receiver there are guides 1 for goiding the operating rod Tbe guides are provided tilth recesses 2 for passing the bolt lugs and recesses J for passing the operating rod lugs ben the operating rod and bolt are being connected to tbe receiver. The right guide is provided with a semicircular recess and bevel 5 for preventing the ' cartridge cases...

Chapter Disassembly And Assembly

General instructions 21 Field stripping 22. Assembly after field stripping - - 75 23. Detail stripping 24. Assembly after detail stripping 81 25. Disassembly of the magazine 26. Assembly of the magazine 85 27. Disassembly and assembly of the automatic rifle in the repair shop 88

Action Of Special Purpose Bullbts

At the instant of firing, the ignition composition is ignited by the eases. After the bullet leaves the bore, the ignition composition ignites the tracer element. The bullet perforates armor upon impact due to Its core. The Incendiary composition is ignited by the impact. The fire produced Ignites the fuel. At the instant of firing, the incendiary composition is ignited by the gases. Wien the bullet leaves the bore the incendiary composition ignites the tracer element. When the bullet strikes...

Characteristic Defects Of The Rifle Affecting Accuracy

Deviation of the center of impact during fire can be caused by the following causes 1. Rear sight leaf bent causing the bullets to deviate in the direction in which the sight is bent the rifle must be sent to the repAiT shop and rechecked for accuracy after repair. 2. Front sight slide displaced to the side, causing the center of impact to deviate in the direction opposite that of the displacement of the slide displacement of the slide is determined by the position of the alinement lines on the...

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General view and cross section Figure 53. Folding metal stock. General view and cross section 1 - bars 1-50 1-51 la - lugs for stock pin lb - lugs for shoulder rest Id - notch for passing selector indicator grip le - hole for stock catch If - notch for butt catch 2 -shoulder rest 1-S2 3 - shoulder rest lock 1-53 4 - shoulder r t lock spring 1-54 c . sftrMii. lt r nil 1 . The cover has a bent portion 8 for compressing the accessory case into the recess when the...

Assembly After Field Stripping

Operating Rod

The rifle is assembled after field stripping in reverse order. 1. Attach the gas tube with hand guard to the barrel Holding the rifle by the forward portion of the receiver with the left hand, install the gas tube on the gas cylinder with the right hand and depress the rear end of the gas tube as much as possible rotate the gas tube lock downward so that the lever lock enters the recess in the right wall of the rear sight base. 2- Attach the bolt to the operating rod. Grasp the operating rod...