Upper Cradle 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)

Equipment Condition

9-2 Upper cradle assembly removed

DISASSEMBLY

Gun Assembly Instructions

1 Remove two spring pins (1) from front cradle support (2) and remove front cradle support from two metallic tubes (3).

WARNING

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

2 Remove two helical springs (4), two spring shields (5), two elastic stops (6), two nonrotating eye brackets (7), and two elastic stops (8) from metallic tubes (9).

3 Remove two spring pins (9) and two metallic tubes (6) from rear cradle support (10).

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 If front cradle support is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

3 If rear cradle support is broken or damaged, repair is by replacement of next higher assembly.

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

Machine Gun Tripod Parts

REASSEMBLY

1 Install two metallic tubes (1) in rear cradle support (2) and secure with two spring pins (3).

2 Install two elastic stops (4), two nonrotating eye brackets (5), two elastic stops (6), two spring shields (7), and two helical springs (8) on two metallic tubes (1).

3 Install front cradle support (9) on two metallic tubes (1) and secure with two spring pins (10).

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