REMOVING THE OPERATING ROD SPRING AND OPERATING ROD SPRING GUIDE
Warning: Removing the operating rod spring is a dangerous procedure. If not properly held, the spring will eject the operating spring guide and could injure you or a bystander. Wear eye protection at all times.
Place the barrel and receiver group on a flat surface, sights down, muzzle to the left. With your left hand, pull toward the muzzle on the operating rod spring and spring guide to relieve pressure on the connector lock [see figure 15]. With your right forefinger pull or slide the connector lock toward the operating rod handle side of the rifle [see figure 15]. Allowing the operating rod spring to expand slowly, disconnect and remove the operating rod spring and operating rod spring guide [see figure 16]. Separate these two parts.
REMOVING THE OPERATING ROD
Turn the barrel and receiver group so the sights are up and the muzzle is pointing away from you. Pull back the operating rod handle until the guide lug in its inside surface is aligned with the disassembly notch on the right side of the receiver [see figure 17]. Rotate the operating rod upward and outward, then pull it to the rear disengaging it from the operating rod guide [see figure 18].
Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.
The bolt should NOT be disassembled. It does NOT require internal cleaning. To disassemble the bolt requires a special re-assembly tool. Any problems with the bolt should be dealt with directly by a professional ^^ Springfield technician.
Grasp the bolt roller and, while sliding it forward, lift it upward and outward to the right front with a slight counterclockwise rotating motion [see figure 19].
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