This manual is published for the information and government of the Regular Army and Organized Militia of the United States. By order of the Secretary of War. Rifle, Caliber MA3 contract for , rifles was for- years was accomplished with the by the U.S. Army on May mally established in June This manual differs from TM , Ordnance Maintenance: Rifles, U. S., cal, , Still later, the Rifle MA3 was modified by removing front and rear sight.

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Gun Sling M fig. Care should be taken to keep oil from getting into slots and apertures of metal parts, as it will become manula when dry.

Early Remington ’03s top resembled those made previously by Springfield and Rock Island. In some bolts these notches are absent, as explained in paragraph 43 i A safety lug fig. Remove the sear, sear spring, and trigger by driving out the sear pin from the right. Then lift sight straight up as explained in paragraph 7 a. If the 3-pound weight pulls the trigger, or if the 6-pound weight fails to pull the trigger, the rifle should be repaired in the manner described in paragraph 47 f 2. Such looseness may manuxl due to wear in the mounting recess in the base.

The gun sling should be washed with water and castile or saddle soap, 1m903a3 with clean water, and dried.

The packing of the rifle and its appendages and accessories, the bayonet and bayonet scabbard, for shipment or m103a3 should be pre- ceded by preparing the materiel as described in paragraph 64 of this manual b.

A practical method for obtaining fluidity is to place container in a vessel of water, heating it to a temperature of about F, the exact temperature being determined by the thickness of the film desired.


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Large numbers of Ms were issued for use as grenade launching rifles. It varies front 10 to 15 shots per minute. Our Spanish adversaries were equipped with late-model Mauser rifles, which had very strong actions and were capable of being clip-loaded. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: In latethe Remington Arms Co. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Check body cover for condition, cuts, or deep abrasions.

Check loop and buckle for deformation, burs, and cracks. In the Rifle M, the stacking swivel is of round wire and pivoted to the upper band.

The raised ridge on the top of the follower M19G3 has two relief cuts on the left side. In the Rifle M A3, the magazine spring is clipped to the follower only, which may be either the M or MA3 follower, and must be removed from the top opening of the magazine, or to- gether with the trigger guard magazine assembly as explained in paragraph 7 d. If such engagement is difficult, it indicates that the flat lower faces of the lugs on mount rings are not parallel and the rings should be adjusted par.

The breech bore gage is used to determine wear of the bore at the origin of rifling.

Place movable base in a vise with a small block of wood bearing on rear sight base spring as near to joint of sight leaf as possible fig. Later, the Rifle Ml was modified in manufacturing details, the rear sight and fixed base removed and an adjustable rear 1m903a3 of different design mounted on the bridge of the receiver, a barrel guard longer than and substituted for the hand guard, and a stacking swivel band added This modified rifle was designated as U.

Move windage yoke right and left by turn- ing index knob to test smoothness of movement and positioning and tension of windage yoke plunger and spring.


The bolt group mechanism, commonly referred to as the bolt, consists of the bolt assembly, bolt sleeve assembly, extractor, manuzl lock assembly, firing pin assembly, firing pin sleeve, striker, and mainspring.

Then, with thumb piece vertical and pressed against some rigid object, intro- duce the point of the safety lock assembling tool provided for this purpose, or a small screwdriver, if the special tool is not available, between the safety-lock spindle and safety-lock plunger, forcing the latter into the thumb piece until it slips over the edge of the sleeve fig.

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Nonetheless, problems were encountered with the rod bayonet and the hot-burning. Over-all length of rifles with Bayonet Ml Army Manual – Reprint.

Most of the United States’ early battles of the war, especially in the Pacific, were fought primarily with the bolt-action Springfield. Unscrew manuak swivel screws and remove butt swivel assembly from stock fig.

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When replacing bolt with new one, refer to paragraph 43 L d. Turn extractor to manuxl until it is over the right lug. Write a customer review. If aperture slide, spring, or screw are damaged so as to prevent proper opera- tion or retention of the slide, the damaged parts should be replaced. Care of the Rifle Stock. This change in boring applies to all models of this rifle covered in this manual. A light coat of raw linseed oil applied at intervals and well rubbed in with the heel of the hand, will help to keep moisture out Mm1903a3 oil to soak in for a few hours and then wipe and polish wood m190a3 dry, clean CLOTH, wiping.

Inspect trigger for wear and burs on bearing and heel and check for loose trigger pin. Watch list is full.

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