M Machine Gun Pedestal Mountmaintenance Instructions cont Disassembly cont

Remove two self-locking nuts (7), two lockwashers (8), and two pedestal gun mount braces (5). Discard self-locking nuts (7) and lockwashers (8).

Remove two self-locking nuts (9), two lockwashers (10), and two pedestal gun mount braces (4) from straight threaded pin (11). Discard self-locking nuts (9) and lockwashers (10).

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Remove self-locking nut (12), * lockwasher (13), hex head screw (14), and telescoping tube assembly (15) from adapter and flange (16). Discard self-locking nut (12) and lockwasher (13).

Remove four self-locking nuts (17), four lockwashers (18), four hexagon head capscrews (19), and adapter and flange (16) from mount weldment frame (6). Discard self-locking nuts (17) and lockwashers (18).

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7 Remove straight threaded pin (20), and retaining collar (21) from telescoping tube assembly (15).

8 Disengage quick release pin (22) from telescoping tube assembly (15).

9 Separate internal structural tube (23) from external structural tube (24)

10 Remove wire cord (25) from ring of quick release pin (22).

11 Remove threaded insert (26) from external structural tube (24). and separate wire cord (25) from threaded insert (26)

12 Remove threaded insert (27) from other side of external structural tube (24).

13 Fully unscrew handle assembly (28) until it stops in insert (29).

14 Holding handle assembly (28), unscrew externally threaded insert (29) and remove retaining clamp assembly (30) from internal structural tube (23).

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 If mount weldment frame (6) is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

3 Touch up external bright metal surfaces with olive drab enamel paint (Item 3, appx E)

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

15-1. M6 MACHINE GUN PEDESTAL MOUNT—MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (cont) REASSEMBLY

The front of the external structural tube (24) is considered to be that side which faces you when the internal structural tube (23) is installed and the retaining clamp assembly (30) is on the right side.

1 Fully screw in handle assembly (28) until it stops in threaded insert (29). Holding handle assembly (28), screw threaded insert (29) into internal structural tube (23) securing retaining clamp assembly (30).

2 Install threaded insert (27) in rear side of external structural tube (24).

3 Insert wire cord (25) on threaded insert (26) and install into front side of external strucural tube (24).

4 Install ring of quick release pin (22) on wire cord (25).

5 If replaced, lubricate new internal structural tube (23) with general purpose lubricating oil (item 7, appx E) and install in external structural tube (24) with retaining clamp assembly (30) to the right.

6 Engage quick release pin (22) in telescoping tube assembly (15).

7 Install retaining collar (21) with threaded studs to the front, and straight threaded pin (20) in telescoping tube assembly (15).

NOTE

Lockable Head Quick Release Pins

Install adapter and flange (16) on mount weldment frame (6) using four hexagon head capscrews (19), four new lockwashers (18), and four new self-locking nuts (17).

NOTE

Do not over tighten hex head screw (14). If over tightened the internal structural tube will not freely move inside the external structual tube when raising or lowering.

Install telescoping tube assembly (15) into adapter and flange (16) and secure with hex head screw (14), new lockwasher (13), and new self-locking nut (12).

CAUTION

CAUTION

Header Adapter Flange

Pedestal gun mount braces have a top and bottom, and it is possible to install them wrong side up. Your pedestal gun mount braces are marked DN (down) to indicate the bottom end (or floor end). Make sure that each end of the pedestal gun mount braces are flush with the external structural tube and the mount weldment frame before any hardware is installed. Do not force hardware on if pedestal gun mount braces are not flush.

10 Position two pedestal gun mount braces (5) (with ends marked DN on the mount weldment frame) on retaining collar (21) and loosely install, two new lockwashers (8), and two new self-locking nuts (7).

11 Set two pedestal gun mount braces (4) (with ends marked DN on the mount weldment frame) in place on straight threaded pin (11) and loosely install, two new lockwashers (10), and two new self-locking nuts (9).

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