M Machine Gun Mountmaintenance Instructions

THIS TASK COVERS:

a. Disassembly b. Inspection/Repair

c. Reassembly

INITIAL SETUP

Tools and Special Tools

Small Arms Repairman Tool Kit (item 2, appx B)

1 Remove single chain assembly (1) from quick release pin (2) and mount-pintle (3).

2 Remove quick release pin (2) from mount pintle (3).

3 If damaged, remove cotter pin (4).

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 Repair is by replacement of authorized parts (appx C).

REASSEMBLY

1 If removed, install new cotter pin (4).

2 Install quick release pin (2) in mount pintle (3).

3 Install single chain assembly (1) on mount pintle (3) and quick release pin (2).

Pintle M142 Cradle Mount M60

Section II. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

10-2. M142 MACHINE GUN MOUNT AND PLATFORM ASSEMBLY—MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

THIS TASK COVERS:

a. Disassembly b. Inspection/Repair

c. Reassembly

INITIAL SETUP

Tools and Special Tools Small Arms Repairman Tool Kit (item 2, appx B) Small Arms Shop Set (item 1, appx B)

Personnel Required 2

Cotter pin (MS24665-291) Nonelectrical wire (item 10, appx E)

DISASSEMBLY

M122 TripodM142 Cradle

Remove single chain assembly (1) from quick release pin (2) and mount pintle (3). Remove quick release pin (2) from mount pintle (3).

Remove cotter pin (4), slotted plain nut (5), flat washer (6), shoulder bolt (7), and platform assembly (8) with attached parts from mount pintle (3). Discard cotter pin.

Machine Disassembly InstructionsTool Kit Small Arms Repairman Ordnance

4 Remove nonelectrical wire (9) and three hexagon capscrews (10). Remove machine gun cradle (11) from platform assembly (8). Discard nonelectrical wire.

5 Remove nonelectrical wire (12), four hexagon capscrews (13), and gun holder assembly (14) from machine gun cradle (11). Discard nonelectrical wire.

Machine Gun Pintle MountMachine Disassembly Instructions

WARNING

To avoid injury to your eyes, use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts.

6 Remove machine screw (15) and hexagon plain nut (16) from mount pintle (3).

7 Remove headless grooved pin (17), torsion helical spring (18), and catch strike (19) from platform assembly

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