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Place the safety on FIRE. Pull the bolt to the rear by the cocking handle with the palm facing up. When the bolt is held to the rear by the sear, manually return the cocking handle to the forward position and place the safety on SAFE. Raise the cover assembly and ensure that the tray, receiver group, and chamber are clear.

249 Saw Squad Belt Disassembly

a. BOX-FED. Place the front round of the belt in the tray groove with the extension of the belt clipped to the feed tray and the open side of the links down. Close the cover.

NOTE: The extension on the belt of ammunition from the box will hold the first round in the tray groove.

Squad Automatic Weapon M249

ATTACH 2OO-ROUND AMMO BOX CONTAINING LINK BELT TO UNDERSIDE OF RECEIVER AFTER ALIGNING BOX LATCH WITH RECEIVER DOVETAIL.

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