Flanges shown exaggerated for clarity

FLANGES

FLANGES

30. Inspect cocking handle channel for damage: a. Inspect for separation of cocking handle channel from the receiver side wall.

SEPARATION

SEPARATION

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

DISASSEM BLY/INSPECTION/REPAIR (Cont)

b. Inspect the upper rail of the cocking handle channel for a bulge just rear of the cocking handle stop pins.

b. Inspect the upper rail of the cocking handle channel for a bulge just rear of the cocking handle stop pins.

BULGE

c. Inspect for worn rails and for presence of notches created by a machining cleanup of excess weld material at new manufacture.

NOTE

IF THE WEAPON IS IN THE SHOP TO CORRECT A CONDITION DIAGNOSED AS AN OVERRIDE (ARM OF COCKING HANDLE ASSEMBLY OVERRIDING/SLIPPING BEHIND THE ROLLER ASSEMBLY OF THE SLIDE), WHICH WAS NOT CORRECTED BY REPLACEMENT OF THE COCKING HANDLE ASSEMBLY, IT MUST BE ASSUMED THAT THE COCKING HANDLE CHANNEL IS EITHER SEPARATED FROM THE RECEIVER, BULGED OUTWARDLY OR THE INTERIOR RAILS ARE WORN BEYOND THEIR LIMIT AND THE RECEIVER IS UNSERVICEABLE.

31. Inspect for damaged/bent magazine dovetails on the bottom of the receiver.

32. Inspect left side slide assembly rail (1) (inside receiver) for looseness.

33. Inspect Receiver Assembly (2) for missing exterior finish. If the receiver is missing one third or more of its exterior protective finish, resulting in an unprotected, light reflecting surface, it is a candidate for overhaul.

34. Any damage or missing finish, as identified in steps 28 through 33, shall be considered a shortcoming. These shortcomings require action to obtain a replacement weapon. Once a replacement has been received, evacuate the original weapon to depot for overhaul.

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