Do not load the ammunition into the machine gun.

3 The equilibrator should retain the machine gun in a horizontal position when the travel locks are disconnected.

4 The equilibrator spring should function to counterbalance the weight of the machine gun and ammunition.

M122 Tripod

5 Adjustment is made by placing socket on hexagon portion of case (1), holding the case to the machine gun cradle. Remove hexagon head capscrew (2) and lockwasher (3) from the adjusting hole on the side of the case. Using socket wrench, rotate case in the required direction until the machine gun is horizontal.

6 Install lockwasher (3) and hexagon head capscrew (2) into adjusting hole of case (1) and tighten.

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