Mounts

BIPOD ASSEMBLY

The bipod assembly can be used to fire from the prone position. The shoulder rest provides support for the gun. The bipod is part of the barrel assembly and is not removed at unit level. The bipod yoke fits around the barrel and is held in place by the flash suppressor.

BIPOD ASSEMBLY

FLASH

SUPPRESSOR

BIPOD YOKE

FLASH

SUPPRESSOR

BIPOD YOKE

M60 Machine Gun Folded Bipod

BIPOD LEG

REINFORCEMENT BIPOD-LEG RIB PLUNGER

BIPOD

FOOT

BIPOD LEG

REINFORCEMENT BIPOD-LEG RIB PLUNGER

BIPOD

FOOT

To lower the bipod legs, push or pull them to the rear (compressing the lock springs) and allow them to swing down into the locked position.

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LOWERING THE BIPOD LEGS

M60 Machine Gun Bipod
MOVEMENT OF HAND

To adjust the bipod-leg extension, pull down on the foot until the leg is the right height. The plunger Jocks the bipod leg in position. The bipod leg plunger has to be depressed to unlock and return the bipod-leg extension to the original position.

ADJUSTING THE BIPOD LEGS

BIPOD-LEG PLUNGER

Mount Tripod Much Gun 62mm

BIPOD-LEG PLUNGER

BIPOD-LEG EXTENSION

BIPOD FOOT

BIPOD-LEG EXTENSION

BIPOD FOOT

To fold the bipod legs, pull down on the legs (to compress the lock springs) and fold them until they lock into position alongside the barrel.

USING BIPOD ASSEMBLY IN PRONE POSITION

SHOULDER REST

M122 Tripod Mount

TRIPOD MOUNT

The Ml22 tripod provides a stable mount for the M60 machinegun, and it permits a high degree of accuracy and control. The tripod mount is recommended for marksmanship training and defensive employment.

DESCRIPTION

The tripod mount consists of the tripod group (Ml22), the traversing and elevating mechanism, and the pintle assembly.

MACHINEGUN IN RELATION

TO TRIPOD

Mount Tripod Machine Gun 62mm

Tripod Group. The tripod group consists of the tripod head with the pintle bushing and the pintle-lock assembly, one front and two rear legs, and a traversing bar. The traversing bar connects the two rear legs and supports the traversing and elevating

M122 Tripod Mount

SHOE

£ PINTLE LOCK \ ASSEMBLY SLEEVE LATCH

M122 TRIPOD GROUP

HEAD PINJJ"E BUSH,NG

FRONT LEG

REAR LEG

POSITION STOP

TRAVERSING1 BAR WITH SCALE

mechanism. Engraved on the bar is a mil scale graduated in 5 mil increments- It is numbered every 425 mils right of center. A sliding sleeve connects the traversing bar and the rear legs to permit folding of the legs. Position stops are provided to stop the traversing bar in the open and close position. The sleeve latch on the right rear leg secures the traversing bar when the legs are in the open position-

Traversing and Elevating Mechanism.

The traversing and elevating mechanism consists of the elevating adapter, the traversing hand wheel, the elevating hand-wheel, and the traversing-slide-lock lever.

The elevating adapter connects to the mounting plate on the bottom of the receiver group.

The traversing hamlwhrel has a rnikiick device built, into it. One click equals a change of 1 mil. Attached to the traversing hand* wheel is a mil scale which is divided into 1-mil increments- One complete turn of the handwheel equals mils. With the traversing hand wheel, the gun can be traversed approximately 1(H) mils (5ft mils right and 50 mils left of center).

The elevating hand wheel has a mil-click device built into it. One click equals a change of I mil. Engraved on the hand wheel is a scale divided into 5-mil divisions and 1-mil subdivisions for a total of 50 mil increments. There are 200 mils above and 200 mils below the zero mark for a total of 400 mils in elevation change. Elevation readings are taken in two parts. First, the major reading is taken from the hand wheel. The two readings are separated by a slash (/) when they are recorded.

Th v tr a*vers i n g- s li de-1 o ck I ever a I lows rapid lateral adjustments along the traversing bar. Direction readings are taken from the scale on the traversing bar, using the left side of the traversing slide as an index. The direction of the reading. Le.t right or leftr comes from the position of the muzzle, not the position of the slide.

Pintle Assembly♦ The platform and pintle group (OLD ISSUE) consists of the gun platform, to which the M60 is attached, and the pintle, which is secured to the tripod mount.

The pintle assembly (NEW ISSUE) eliminates the need for a gun platform.

THE MECHANISM WITH NEW AND OLD PINTLES

PLATFORM LATCH

PINTLE (OLD)

TRAVERSING HANDWHEEL

ELEVATING-SCALE PLATE

PLATFORM LATCH

ELEVATING-SCALE PLATE

PINTLE (OLD)

Lower Pintle Bushing

GUN PLATFORM

TRAVERSING HANDWHEEL

LOCATING PIN RELEASE

ELEVATING ADAPTER

UPPER ELEVATING SCREW

ELEVATING HANDWHEEL

LOWER ELEVATING SCREW

GUN PLATFORM

LOCATING PIN RELEASE

ELEVATING ADAPTER

UPPER ELEVATING SCREW

ELEVATING HANDWHEEL

LOWER ELEVATING SCREW

PINTLE LATCH

TRAVERSING» SLJDE-LOCK LEVER

PINTLE LATCH

TRAVERSING» SLJDE-LOCK LEVER

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PINTLE (NEW)

MOUNTING THE GUN

Mounting the Gun—Old Issue. To mount the M60 using: the platform and pintle group (old issue), first lock the platform and pintle group into the pintle bushing and engage the platform lock. Next, position the front mounting pin (in the forearm assembly) in the front mounting lug. Then, lower the receiver so that the rear mounting pin snaps into the platform latch.

Mounting the Gun—New Issue* To mount the M60 using the pintle assembly (new

MOUNTING THE GUN - OLD ISSUE

PLATFORM AND PINTLE GROUP

FJtONT MOUNTING LUG

PINTLE BUSHING

FJtONT MOUNTING LUG

FRONT MOUNTING PiN fUNDER FOREARM ASSEMBLY)

REAR MOUNTING PtN

REAR MOUNTING PtN

M60 Receiver

FRONT MOUNTING PiN fUNDER FOREARM ASSEMBLY)

issue), first lower the receiver so the mounting pin snaps into the pintle latch. Then, lock the pintle assembly into the pintle bushing.

Attaching the Tra versing and Elevating Mechanism♦ To attach the traversing and elevating mechanism to the gun mounted on the tripod, first center the elevating and traversing hand wheels. Next, disengage the platform lock (OLD ISSUE) allowing the muzzle of the gun to point downward; with the NEW ISSUE, just allow the gun to go forward.

MOUNTING THE GUN - NEW ISSUE

What Sliding Pintle

PINTLE ASSEMBLY

PINTLE BUSHING

PINTLE ASSEMBLY

PINTLE BUSHING

M60 Pintle Mount

point downward; with the NEW ISSUE, just allow the gun to go forward.

With the slide lock lever to the REAR arid the traversing hand wheel to the LEFT, place the mounting-plate recess on the rear of the mounting plate. Pulldown on thelocatingpin release and push the adapter assembly forward. The locating pin automatically locks into position in the bottom of the mounting plate.

ATTACHING THE TRAVERSING AND ELEVATING MECHANISM.

Lower Pintle Bushing

Lower the rear of the gun, place the traversing slide on the traversing bar with the locking lever to the rear, and lock it into position. Index the left edge of the slide lock at zero unless instructed to do otherwise.

DISMOUNTING THE GUN

To remove the traversing and elevating mechanism, release the traversing-slide lock lever and raise the rear of the gun. Pull down on the mounting-pin release and pull the adapter assembly to the rear and off the mounting plate.

To dismount the M60 using the platform and pintle group (OLD ISSUE), engage the platform lock and grasp the carrying handle with the left hand. With the right hand, depress the platform latch and raise the rear of the gun slightly, thus removing the rear locating pin from the platform latch. Place the right hand on top of the stock, pull the gun slightly to the rear, push down on the stock, and lift the gun from the mount.

To dismount the M60 using the pintle assembly (NEW ISSUE), grasp the carrying handle with the left hand and depress the pintle latch with the right hand. lift the gun from the pintle assembly.

VEHICULAR MOUNTS

The standard vehicular mount for M60 machinegun is the M4 pedestal mount used on the M151 series, 1/4-ton truck. One component of the pedestal mount, the Ml 42 machinegun mount (which serves as a cradle for the gun), is adaptable to other vehicles.

M142 GUN MOUNT

PLATFORM LATCH

GUN PLATFORM FRONT

MOUNTING LUG

Picture M142 Gun Mount

TRAVEL LOCK PIN

PINTLE

AMMUNITION TRAY

GUN STOP

TRAVEL LOCK PIN

PINTLE

M4 PEDESTAL MOUNT ON 1/4 TON TRUCK

M60 Pintle Mount

MOUNTING, FIRING, AND DISMOUNTING THE GUN ON THE M142 MOUNT

To Mount the Gun* Lock the platform in the horizontal position by inserting the travel-lock pin into the travel lock.

Place the front mounting pin (in the forearm assembly) in the front mounting lug.

Lower the receiver so that the rear locating pin snaps into the platform latch.

To Fire the Gun. Assume the gunner's position and grip as shown below. (The hinged shoulder rest is up to help stabilize gun.)

While moving, lower the rear sight slide all the way down. When firing, get the target area and front sight post somewhere within the rectangular window formed by the top, sides, and slide of the rear sight. Fire a 9- to 12-round burst

While stationary, use the sight the same as described for the sight on a ground-mounted gun-

To Dismount the Gun. Insure that the travel lock is engaged (holding the platform in a horizontal position).

Grasp the carrying handle with one hand and depress the platform latch with the other. Raise the rear of the gun slightly and lift it from the mount.

MOUNTING, AND FIRING THE GUN ON THE M122 TRIPOD ON THE M113A1 A PC

The Ml22 tripod mount can be strapped on either side of the cargo hatch. To allow the cargo hatch to close, the tripod's rear legs should not be fully extended. The tripod is strapped down using equipment tie-down straps to wrap the legs and secure it to the top deck of the APC.

Firing is as described for the Ml42 machinegun mount.

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