Lower Receiver

To disassemble the lower receiver— l Press in the buffer and depress the buffer retainer.


It may be necessary to use the edge of the charging handle to depress the buffer retainer.

l Press the hammer downward and ease the buffer and action spring forward and out of the receiver. l Separate the parts. See figure 2-18.

Figure 2-18. Lower Receiver Disassembled.

No further disassembly of the lower receiver is performed.


In combat situations, the rifle may be partially disassembled in any sequence. However, combat situations are the exception, not the rule. Under normal operating circumstances, disassemble the rifle in the sequence just performed. Any further disassembly of the rifle is to be performed by a qualified armorer.

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