Charging Handle Assembly

This task covers:

a. Disassembly b. Inspection/Repair c. Lubrication d. Reassembly

INITIAL SETUP

Tools

Small Arms Repairman Tool Kit SC 5180-95-CL-A07 (19204)

Materials/Parts Cleaner, lubricant and preservative (CLP) (item 5, app D)

References

TM 9-1005-249-10

LOCATION

ITEM

ACTION

REMARKS

Charging Handle

b. Charging handle latch (2), helical sprint; (3), and handle (4)

Remove using hammer and punch.

Catch charging handle latch and helical spring to prevent loss.

M16a2 Charging Handle Helical Spring1827 Ansch Fortner Sprint
Charging Handle

All authorized items

Inspect for serviceability. Replace if unserviceable.

Items are unserviceable if broken, cracked, or mutilated.

Charging Handle

All items

Lightly coat with CLP (item 5, app D.)

REASSEMBLY

Charging Handle

Helical spring (1), charging handle latch (2), and handle (3)

Spring pin (4)

Position helical spring and charging handle latch in handle, align holes, and hold in position.

Install using hammer.

M16 Grenade Retaining Spring

Position helical spring and charging handle latch in handle, align holes, and hold in position.

Install using hammer.

M16 Rifle Upper Receiver Diagram

2-17. UPPER RECEIVER ANH RARREL ASSEMBLY.

This task covers:

a Disassembly

c. Reassembly

b. Inspection/Repair

References TM 9-1005-249-10

LOCATION

ITEM

ACTION

REMARKS

NOTE

Refer to TM 9-1005-249-10 for "buddy system" procedure on removing hand guards.

Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly a. RH hand guard (1)

Push down on the handguard slip ring and lift the RH hand guard (1) up and out,

Push down on the handguard slip ring and lift the RH hand guard (1) up and out,

Lift Ring And Stud Assembly

Push down on the handguard slip ring and lift the LH hand guard (2) up and out.

Removing Hand Guards From M16a1

LOCATION

ITEM

ACTION

REMARKS

Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly

Hand guard assembly

Inspect for breaks, separation, broken labs, and cracks.

CRITICAL AREA

CRITICAL AREA

CRITICAL AREA

Breaks and separations of material which prevent proper retention or interfere with function of the weapon will be cause for rejection. Cracks up to one inch in length which do not interfere with function of weapon are allowable. Four tabs missing or two adjacent tabs missing from either handguai .i will ha cause for rejection.

Hand guards which have four or more heatshield retaining drive screws missing or a heatshield which is loose enough to rattle will be discarded and replaced

NOTE

Refer to TM 9-1005-249-10 for "buddy system" procedure on removing

Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly a. LH hand guard (1)

Slip Ring For M16 Rifle

Install front of LH hand guard in trhe cap. Push down on hand-guard slip ring. Push hand guard in place and release handguard slip ring

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Responses

  • lindsey lee
    Where is the charging handle on a 50 caliber rifle?
    6 years ago

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