Main Group Disassembly

The M16A2 service rifle is disassembled into three main groups (see fig. 2-15). Before disassembling the M16A2 service rifle

l Ensure the rifle is in Condition 4 (see para. 3002). l Remove the sling.


To facilitate control and ease of disassembly, the handguards may be removed using the "buddy system" as described in Technical Manual (TM) 05538C-10/1A, Operator's Manual w/Components List Rifle, 5.56-mm, M16A2E W/E (1005-01128-9936).

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