Disassembly and Assembly

PROCEDURES

The M60 machinegun can be disassembled and assembled without special tools or equipment. With the exception of the barrel group and the cocking handle, general disassembly requires only a cartridge or other pointed object. Detailed disassembly requires a combination tool.

In disassembly, as each part is removed, it should be placed on a clean, flat surface such as a table, shelter half, or disassembly mat This makes it easy to keep track of parts, and it aids in their assembly since the parts are assembled in reverse order from disassembly.

Disassembly and assembly of the gas system and adjustment of the rear sight elevation scale must be kept to a minimum to avoid excessive wear.

Disassembly of the M60 beyond that described in this manual must be done by ordnance personnel.

TYPES

There are two types of disassembly and assembly, general and detailed.

General disassembly and assembly pertain to removing and replacing the eight major groups.

Detailed disassembly and assembly pertain to removing and replacing the parts of those major groups.

GENERAL DISASSEMBLY

The eight major groups of the M60 are:

Barrel Group

Trigger-Mechanism Group Stock Group

Forearm Assembly Group

Cover, Feed Tray, and Hanger Group

Buffer and Operating-Rod Group

Bolt Group Receiver Group

EIGHT MAJOR ASSEMBLIES OR (

Disassemble M60

FOREARM ASSEMBLY GROUP

TRIGGER-MECHANISM GROUP

A LEAF SPRING B RETAINING PIN C TRIGGER MECHANISM GRIP ASSEMBLY

COVER, FEED TRAY, AND HANGER GROUP

A HINGE-PIN LATCH B HINGE PIN C SPRING

D COVER ASSEMBLY E TRAY ASSEMBLY

BUFFER AND OPERATING ROD GROUP

A BUFFER YOKE B BUFFER ASSEMBLY C DRIVING-SPRING GUIDE D DRIVING SPRING E OPERATING ROD

BOLT ASSEMBLY

JOR ASSEMBLIES OR GROUPS

RIGGER-MECHANISM &ROUP

A LEAF SPRING B RETAINING PIN C TRIGGER MECHANISM GRIP ASSEMBLY

;OVER, FEED TRAY, AND IANGER GROUP

V HINGE-PIN LATCH i HINGE PIN ; SPRING

) COVER ASSEMBLY i TRAY ASSEMBLY

M60 Disassembly Parts

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