THE HANDGUARD RETAINING PIN IS A CAPTUHED PIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE IT COMPLETELY DURING DISASSEMBLY.
i. REMOVING THE BUTTSTOCK AND SHOULDER ASSEMBLY.
To remove the buttstock and shoulder assembly, use a cartridge or the spring guide rod to push the lowermost retaining pin on the rear of the receiver. Remove the buttstock and shoulder assembly by pulling it rearward while supporting the trigger mechanism.
THE UPPER AND LOWER RETAINING PINS IN THE REAR OF THE RECEIVER ARE CAPTURED PINS. DO NOT ATTEMPTTO REMOVE THEM COMPLETELY DURING DISASSEMBLY.
To separate the trigger mechanism from the receiver, pull down on it.
j. REMOVING THE GAS CYLINDER GROUP. To remove the gas cyl inder from the receiver, grasp the gas cylinder forward of the bipod legs, turn it to the left or right to release the locking spring, and then pull forward on it.
REMOVING THE GAS CYLINDER GROUP
k. REMOVING THE BIPOD GROUP. Once the gas cylinder is removed, the bipod group can also be removed from the receiver.
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