Bayonet M

a. Nicks ami Burs. Nicks and burs on metal parts should be smoothed with a fine grained sharpening ston^. Burs and scratches on wood grips should be smoothed with a fine flat file. The point of the blade should be kept serviceably sharp. Dents in edges of blade can often be peened out before smoothing.

b. Loose Rivet in Guard. Peen rivets or punch out and replace with new rivets and peen; file heads flush with fine flat file. Take care not to make a shiny spot on guard, which may reflect light.

c. Worn Stud Ways. When stud ways are worn sufficiently to make loose fit of bayonet on file, the ways may be peened sufficiently to make fit secure. Peening should be done lightly and bayonet fitted to stud frequently during process.

d- Dry CripĀ». When wood of grips shows signs of dryness, OIL, linseed, raw, should be applied, allowed to soak in thoroughly, and the grips then wiped clean. Occasional light applications of this oil help to keep wood in condition, especially in dry climates. Care should be taken to keep oil from getting into slots and apertures of metal parts, as it will become gummy when dry. The grips should be dismounted when oiling. Cracked grips should be replaced. (Composition grips may be assembled in place of the wood grips.)

e. If bayonet catch or scabbard catch are burred or worn so that they will not hold bayonet or scabbard positively, the face of the catches may sometimes be filed square. If badly worn so as to cause looseness the parts should be replaced.

49. BAYONET Ml.

a. This bayonet is the same in construction as the Bayonet M1905 in paragraph 48, and may be repaired in the same manner. However, the grips are of composition and should not be oiled. If grips are cracked or chipped, or escutcheon loose, the grips should be replaced.

50. BAYONET SCABBARD M3.

a. Nicks and Burs. Nicks and burs on mouthpiece top, or top be removed with a smooth file. A flat file with a safe edge should be used for flat surfaces and a rat-tailed file for inside curved surfaces.

b. Top Loose in Body. If the top becojnes loose from the body, it may be tightened by springing the lugs of the metal top into the notches provided in the body of the scabbarcL

c. If either hook on mouthpiece will not positively engage the scabbard catch on the bayonet, it may be fitted by filing the forward face of the hook slightly. Be sure to file level Do not file scabbard catch, unless burred or worn uneven,

51. BAYONET SCABBARD M19I0.

a. Nicks and Burs. Nicks and burs on mouthpiece top, or top bushing, should be removed with smooth file. A flat file with safe edge should be used for flat surfaces and a rat-tailed file for inside curved surfaces.

b. Top Loose In Body- If top becomes loose in (metal) body, it may sometimes be tightened as follows: Place piece of flat metal in blade opening of top (to prevent springing) and place scabbard on solid edge of flat surface, such as the anvil of a vice, so that rim of top does not contact; then separate cover from rim of top, insert thin cold chisel just back of rim of top, and strike lightly with hammer. The metal body is crimped into a groove in top just back of beveled rim. Care must be taken as main body of scabbard is wood c. Scratched or Gouged Leather Reinforce. Rough spots on leather reinforce, caused by scratches or gouges, may be smoothed by paring with sharp, flat blade.

d. Dried-oul (Dead) Leather. An occasional cleaning with SOAP, castile, or SOAP, saddle, will help to keep leather from drying out. Do not use oil as it will soak in and discolor the fabric.

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