Magazine Spring

Figure 23. Paris of the magazine.

Figure 24. Replacing the magazine base.

Section III. OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING

I 7. i >|M*railHMi it. l.oiKÜnfi the Magazine (Out of the liiflet. t I ) Plan1 the first round on top of the magazine follower (with the bullet end toward the front of the magazine I and apply pressure with the thumb to fully seat the round in the magazine Ifig 2"> I. Mare each additional round on the preceding one, seating it in the magazine.

<2i To load the magazine with a five-round cartridge clip, the magazine filler is used (fig 26). Slide the filler over the top rear portion of the magazine and insert a five-round cartridge clip into the filler. Place either the thumb or the open end of the combination tool on the top round and push the five rounds into the magazine. Remove the clip and repeat the process until 20 rounds have been loaded into the magazine, then remove the magazine filler.

Figure 26. Loading the magazine using the magazine filler (magazine OUT of rifle).

Figure 25. Loading the magazine, single round (OUT of rifleI.

b. Loading the Magazine (in the Rifle).

(II To load a single round into an empty magazine in the weapon, lock the bolt to the rear and engage the safety. Place a round on top of the magazine follower and press down on the round and fully seat it in the magazine (fig 271.

(21 A magazine in the weapon can be loaded through the top of the receiver with a five-round

Figure 26. Loading the magazine using the magazine filler (magazine OUT of rifle).

cartridge clip- To do thin, place either end of the clip in the cartridge guide, then exert pressure with the thumb or the open end of the combination tool on the top round, forcing five rounds into the magazine Ifig 28), Remove and discard the cartridge clip. Repeat the process until the magazine is loaded.

c. I.oading and Unloading the Rifle.

(II Place the safety in the safe position.

(2) Insert a loaded magazine into the magazine well, top front first, until the operating rod spring guide engages the magazine (1, fig 29), then pull backward and upward until the magazine snaps into position 12, fig 29). A click will be heard which indicates that the magazine is fully seated.

Pull back and release the operating rod handle, allowing the bolt to strip the top round from the magazine and load it into the chamber.

(31 Remove the magazine as described in paragraph 7.

\ 1 I Kach time a round is fired, the parts inside the rifle work together in a given order. This is the cycle of operation. This cycle is similar in all small arms. A knowledge of what happens inside the rifle during the cycle of operation will help the firer to understand the causes of, and remedies for. various stop pages.

Figure 27. leading the magazine with a single round fmagazine I!\ rifle).
Figure 28. Loading the magazine with a five-round cartridge clip Í magazine /¿V riflef.
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