a. Unscrew grip screw from right side of blade handle and lift off right and left grips with escutcheons assembled.
b. Press in on scabbard catch and pull bayonet catch slightly away from handle and to rear out of scabbard catch.
c. Pull scabbard catch and spring down out of well in handle.
d. Do not remove escutcheons from grips unless necessary as they will become loose in grips if disturbed. The guard is riveted to the blade at manufacture and should not be removed. If necessary to remove, drive out rivets. (Grips may be of composition with escutcheons sealed in.)
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