Use fingers, not pliers, to pull out pawl rod. Force can break the small crosspin on the pawl rod if not properly aligned in the slot.
Abrasive cloth, (item 3, WP 0124 00)
Barrel removed from receiver (WP 0067 00).
REMOVAL - Continued a. With the barrel removed, depress the primary pawl (1) as you pull out the pawl rod (2) with your fingers. Lift out the primary pawl and pawl spring.
INSPECTION OF INSTALLED ITEMS/REPAIR
Primary Pawl (1): Examine the edges of the primary pawl for burrs. Remove burrs with a stone. Before installation, ensure the hole in the receiver for the pawl spring and primary pawl has been cleared of all dirt and debris.
Pawl Rod (2): Inspect for rust. Remove rust with lubricant and cloth. Preserve with a light coat of lubrication. Replace the pawl rod if bent or if the crosspin (3) is missing.
Pawl Spring (4): Test spring action while assembled. Press primary pawl and release. Spring action should be crisp. If spring action is not crisp, replace pawl spring.
1. INSTALL PRIMARY PAWL, PAWL ROD, AND PAWL SPRING.
a. Turn receiver upright. Insert the primary pawl spring (1) into the hole (2) in the receiver under the primary pawl (3).
b. Position the primary pawl (3) so the pinholes align with the pinholes in the receiver. Partially insert the primary pawl rod (4).
c. With one hand, depress the primary pawl (3). With the other hand, push the pawl rod (4) into the pinhole until the crosspin in the pawl rod enters the small hole in the receiver. Push the pawl pin's knurled head until it touches the receiver.
d. Press the primary pawl and release. Spring action should be crisp. END OF WORK PACKAGE
MAINTENANCE OF MK 19 MACHINE GUN - SECONDARY PAWL DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY DISASSEMBLY, INSPECTION OF INSTALLED ITEMS, REPAIR, ASSEMBLY
INITIAL SET UP
Tools and Special Tools
Abrasive cloth (item 12, WP 0124 00) Lubrication (as required)
1. REMOVE SECONDARY PAWL, PAWL ROD, AND HELICAL SPRING.
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