Reassembly

1 Install hexagon plain nut (5) and spring pin (4) on manual control handle (6). Stake nut at both ends of pin.

2 Install new lockwasher (2). Install setscrew (1) on mount leg (3).

NOTE

TRIPOD MOUNT LEG REMOVED FOR CLARITY.

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)

Materials/Parts

Cotter pin (MS24665-834)

DISASSEMBLY

1 If damaged, remove mount pintle (1) from sleeve bearing (2).

2 Remove cotter pin (3), slotted plain nut (4), and machine bolt (5) from mount pintle (1). Discard cotter pin.

3 Turn remote control lever (6) counterclockwise and remove elevation mechanism (7) from traversing bar assembly (8).

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 For further disassembly of M3 machine gun tripod mount, refer to paragraph 7-4.

3 Elevation mechanism is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 7-8.

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

REASSEMBLY

1 Place elevation mechanism (7) on traversing bar assembly (8) and secure by turning remote control lever (6) clockwise.

2 Install machine bolt (5), slotted plain nut (4), and new cotter pin (3) on mount pintle (1).

3 If removed, install mount pintle (1) on sleeve bearing (2).

M122 Tripod

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)

Materials/Parts

Lockwasher (2) (11010529) Spring pin (MS39086-95)

Equipment Conditions 7-3 M3 machine gun tripod mount partially disassembled

DISASSEMBLY

3 Remove headless straight pin (5) from screw (6).

4 Remove eight machine screws (7) and two retaining plates (8) from bearing assembly head (9).

5 Remove two hexagon plain nuts (10), two

2 Remove machine bolt (3) ana front tripod mount leg (4).

6 Remove two hexagon plain nuts (14), two machine bolts (15), and traversing bar assembly (16) from left rear tripod mount leg (12) and right rear tripod mount leg (13).

1 Remove spring pin (1) and front leg clamping nut (2). Discard spring pin.

7 Remove two hexagon plain nuts (17), two machine bolts (11), left rear tripod mount leg

from bearing assembly head (9).

machine bolts (18), and two sleeve spacers (19)

WARNING

Make sure the mount latch is locked before removing.

WARNING

Make sure the mount latch is locked before removing.

8 Remove two machine screws (20), two lockwashers (21), and pintle mount latch (22) from bearing assembly head (9). Discard lockwashers.

9 Remove setscrew (23) antl sleeve bearing (24) from tripod head (25).

M122 Tripod

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 Left rear tripod mount leg is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 7-5.

3 Front tripod mount leg is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 7-6.

4 Right rear tripod mount leg is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 7-7.

5 Pintle mount latch is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 7-9.

6 If bearing assembly head is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

7 If tripod head is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

8 If screw (6108400) is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

9 Repair is by replacement of authorized parts (appxC).

REASSEMBLY

1 Install sleeve bearing (1) and setscrew (2) in tripod head (3).

6108400 ScrewMachine Gun Base

2 Install two sleeve spacers (4), two machine bolts (5), and two hexagon plain nuts (6) in bearing assembly head (7). Stake each nut to machine bolt in three places.

3 Position left rear tripod mount leg (8) and right rear tripod mount leg (9) in bearing assembly head (7) and secure with two machine bolts (10) and two hexagon plain nuts (11). Legs should pivot freely in unlocked position. Stake each nut to machine bolt in three places.

Machine Gun Base

4 Position nonadjustable end of traversing bar assembly (12) into collar (13) of left rear tripod mount leg (8) and secure with machine bolt (14) and hexagon plain nut (15). Stake nut to machine bolt in three places.

5 Position adjustable end of traversing bar assembly (12) into sliding sleeve (16) of right rear tripod mount leg (9) and loosely install machine bolt (17) and hexagon plain nut (18). Adjust traversing bar assembly so that gap between sliding sleeve (16) and locking sleeve (19) is between 0.50 and 0.75 in. (1.27 and 1.91 cm). Stake adjustable nut in one place. Tighten and stake nut (18) to machine bolt in three places.

6 Install pintle mount latch (20), two new lockwashers (21), and two machine screws (22) on bearing assembly head (7).

7 Install two retaining plates (23) on bearing assembly head (7) and secure with eight machine screws (24).

8 Install headless straight pin (25) into screw (26).

9 Position front tripod mount leg (27) on bearing assembly head (7). Install machine bolt (28) through front tripod mount leg (27) and bearing assembly head (7) and secure with front leg clamping nut (29) and new spring pin (30). Stake pin at both ends.

Tripod Parts

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)

Materials/Parts

Lockwasher(11010530) Spring pin (MS39086-54)

Equipment Conditions 7-4 Left rear tripod mount leg removed

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

1 If damaged, grind down one end of headless straight pin (1), and remove. Remove remote control lever (2) and helical compression spring (3). If removed, discard headless straight pin.

2 Remove setscrew (4) and lockwasher (5). Discard lockwasher.

3 Remove spring pin (6), hexagon plain nut (7), and manual control handle (8) from leg (9). Discard spring pin.

4 Remove tripod leg section (10) from leg (9).

DISASSEMBLY

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 If leg is damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

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

REASSEMBLY

1 Slide tripod leg section (1) into leg (2) and install new lockwasher (3) and setscrew (4).

2 Install manual control handle (5) in leg (2). Screw hexagon plain nut (6) on manual control handle and tighten, leaving a 0.005 + 0.015 in. (0.013 + 0.038 cm) clearance between hexagon plain nut and leg. If new manual control handle is installed, drill a 0.062 + 0.003 in. (0.157 + 0.008 cm) diameter hole for spring pin (7) in manual control handle, using hexagon plain nut as a guide. Install new spring pin. Stake nut at both ends of spring pin.

3 If removed, install helical compression spring (8), remote control lever (9), and new headless straight pin

(10). Stake headless straight pin securely at both ends.

NOTE

Remote control lever should pivot freely after staking and return to original position by spring force after compression.

Tripod leg section should slide freely when clamping is released.

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)

Materials/Parts Lockwasher (11010530) Spring pin (MS39086-54)

Equipment Conditions 7-4 Front tripod mount leg removed

DISASSEMBLY

3 Remove spring pin (6), hexagon plain nut (7), and manual control handle (8) from leg (9). Discard spring pin.

2 Remove setscrew (4) and lockwasher (5). Discard lockwasher.

1 If damaged, grind down one end of headless straight pin (1), and remove. Remove remote control lever (2) and helical compression spring (3). If removed, discard headless straight pin.

To avoid injury to your eyes, wear safety glasses when grinding parts.

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

Esqueleto Bailando

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 If either leg is damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

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

Symbol Secretary

REASSEMBLY

1 Install leg (1) into leg (2) and install new lockwasher (3) and setscrew (4).

2 Install manual control handle (5) in leg (2). Screw hexagon plain nut (6) on manual control handle and tighten, leaving a 0.005 + 0.015 in. (0.013 + 0.038 cm) clearance between hexagon plain nut and leg. If new manual control handle is installed, drill a 0.062 + 0.003 in. (0.157 + 0.008 cm) diameter hole for spring pin (7) in manual control handle, using hexagon plain nut as a guide. Install new spring pin. Stake nut at both ends of spring pin.

3 If removed, install helical compression spring (8), remote control lever (9), and new headless straight pin

(10). Stake headless straight pin securely at both ends.

NOTE

Remote control lever should pivot freely after staking and return to original position by spring force after compression.

Leg (1) should slide freely when clamping is released and pin (11) is retracted.

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)

Lockwasher(11010530) Spring pin (MS39086-54)

7-4 Right rear tripod mount leg removed

Ak47 Tripod

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

To avoid injury to your eyes, wear safety glasses when grinding parts.

1 If damaged, grind down one end of headless straight pin (1) and remove. Remove lock-release lever (2) and helical spring (3). If removed, discard headless straight pin.

2 If damaged, grind down one end of headless straight pin (4) and remove. Remove manual remote control lever (5) and helical spring (6). If removed, discard headless straight pin.

3 Remove setscrew (7) and lockwasher (8). Discard lockwasher.

4 Remove spring pin (9), hexagon plain nut (10), and manual control handle (11) from leg (12). Discard spring pin.

5 Remove tripod leg section (13) from leg (12).

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 If leg is damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

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

Tripode Browning

REASSEMBLY

1 Slide tripod leg section (1) into leg (2) and install new lockwasher (3) and setscrew (4).

2 Install manual control handle (5) into leg (2). Screw hexagon plain nut (6) on manual control handle and tighten leaving a 0 005 + 0.015 in. (0.013 + 0.038 cm) clearance between plain hexagon nut and leg. If new manual control handle is installed, drill a 0.062 + 0.003 in. (0.157 + 0.008 cm) diameter hole for spring pin (7) in manual control handle, using hexagon plain nut as a guide. Install new spring pin. Stake nut at both ends of spring pin.

3 If removed, install helical spring (8), manual remote control lever (9), and new headless straight pin (10). Stake headless straight pin securely at both ends.

4 If removed, install helical spring (11), lock-release lever (12), and new headless straight pin (13). Stake headless straight pin securely at both ends.

NOTE

Manual remote control lever and lock-release lever should pivot freely after staking and should return to original position by spring force after compression.

Tripod leg section (1) should slide freely when clamping is released and pin (14) is retracted.

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