Step 1. Slide overridden. Open cover before checking. To check for this condition, the organizational mechanic is authorized to apply downward pressure (palm down) on the cocking handle assembly while charging the weapon.
A loose fit between the cocking handle assembly and the receiver can cause an override condition (failure to charge malfunction). The malfunction is characterized by the Cocking Handle Arm (1) overriding the Slide Assembly (3) and slipping behind the Roller Assembly (2).
TEST OR INSPECTION
2. FAILURE TO CHARGE (Cont).
Several conditions can cause extreme looseness between the cocking handle assembly and the receiver. Looseness should be diagnosed in the following order:
a. Check the upper rail of the Cocking Handle Channel (4) for a bulge just rear of the Cocking Handle Stop (5). If this condition exists, notify Direct Support Maintenance.
b. Check the Cocking Handle Channel (4) for separation from Receiver (6).
Separation generally occurs in the cut-out area just rear of the Cocking Handle Stop (5). If this condition exists, notify Direct Support Maintenance.
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