M249 Receiver Channel

3-15. MAINTENANCE OF RECEIVER ASSEMBLY (Cont).

DISASSEMBLY/INSPECTION/REPAIR (Cont)

NOTE

Disassembly/Inspection/Repair of New Style Cocking Handle Stop appears in steps 11 through 13 below.

11. While supporting lower rail of Receiver Assembly (1) on vise with jaws apart, drive out two Spring Pins (11)

11. While supporting lower rail of Receiver Assembly (1) on vise with jaws apart, drive out two Spring Pins (11)

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13. Visually inspect Cocking Handle Stop (12) for cracks or damage and replace if damaged.

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14. Remove Cocking Handle Assembly (9) from Receiver Assembly (1) by sliding forward and tilting down.

15. Visually inspect cocking handle and if bent or broken, replace Cocking Handle Assembly (9).

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16. If the Cocking Handle (13) is not bent or broken and the weapon is in the shop to correct a condition diagnosed as an override, inspect the Cocking Handle (13) for worn Feet (14) that travel inside the rails of the cocking handle channel. The degree of wear is difficult to determine. However, if an unused Cocking Handle Assembly (9) is placed in the cocking handle channel and the override condition disappears, replace the used Cocking Handle Assembly. No further disassembly is required.

WARNING Detent Plunger (15) along with Detent Spring (16) is under spring tension.

17. Place Cocking Handle Assembly (9) on protective jawed vise with jaws slightly apart, drive out Spring Pin (17) and discard. Separate Detent Plunger (15) and Detent Spring (16) and discard.

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