Warning

Wear eye protection when removing springs or using striking instruments. You can be blinded if struck in the eyes by spring or flying chips.

6. REMOVE BUSHING-BRACKET ASSEMBLY.

a. Insert 8 x 5/8-in. aluminum tube through lug (14).

b. Tap bushing-bracket assembly (7) out of lug (19) on housing assembly (12).

INSPECTION

INSPECT FEEDER HANDLE PARTS.

a. Visually inspect feeder handle (1) for cracks, bends, and chips. If any of these conditions are found, replace feeder handle.

b. Visually inspect feeder handle latch (2) for cracks, bends, chips and hole longation. If any of these conditions are found, replace feeder handle latch.

c. Visually inspect bushing-cam assembly (3) and bushing-bracket assembly (4) for galls, cracks, chipped cam pin, and for freedom of movement within bushing. If any of these conditions are found, replace defective part.

d. Visually inspect helical spring (5) for breaks or bends and use ruler to check for free length of 1/32 in. ± 3/32 in. (26.2 mm ± 2.4 mm). If breaks or bends are found, or if length is incorrect, replace helical spring.

e. Visually inspect guide pins (6) for bends or damaged threads. If either of these conditions are found, replace guide pins.

Feeder Handle M242

LUBRICATION

1. LUBRICATE BUSHING-BRACKET ASSEMBLY.

Using acid brush, apply light coat of grease to sliding surface of bushing-bracket assembly (1).

2. LUBRICATE BUSHING-CAM ASSEMBLY.

Using acid brush, apply light coat of grease to sliding surfaces of bushing cam assembly (2). Avoid getting grease in socket head capscrew threads.

ASSEMBLY

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