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TM 8370-50127-IN/22

U.S. MARINE CORPS TECHNICAL MANUAL

ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
MANUAL WITH REPAIR PARTS LIST
FOR

RIFLE, 7.62 MM, FN FAL


NSN 1005-LL-MUS-2807
P/N TBD

MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND


QUANTICO, VA 22134-6050

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C: DISTRIBUTION AUTHORIZED TO U.S. GOVERNMENT


AGENCIES AND THEIR CONTRACTORS. THIS PUBLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR
ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION PURPOSES. OTHER REQUESTS FOR THIS
DOCUMENT MUST BE REFERRED TO COMMANDER, MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS
COMMAND (PG-13, PM, IW), QUANTICO, VA 22134-6050.

DESTRUCTION NOTICE: DESTROY BY ANY METHOD THAT WILL PREVENT


DISCLOSURE OF CONTENTS OR RECONSTRUCTION OF THE DOCUMENTS.

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY


MARCH 2010
PCN
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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Washington, DC 20380-0001

31 March 2010

1. This Technical Manual (TM), authenticated for Marine Corps use and effective upon receipt, describes the
technical characteristics and components for the Rifle, 7.62 mm, FN FAL, NSN: 1015-01-MUS-2807.

2. Submit notice of discrepancies or suggested changes on NAVMC 10772. The NAVMC, TM 8370-
50127-IN/22, may be submitted via the Internet using website https://pubs.ala.usmc.mil/front.htm, scrolling
down to the NAVMC 10772 Tracking Program and following instructions provided. It may also be submitted
by electronic mail to mbmatcommarcorlogbases@logcom.usmc.mil, or by mailing a paper copy of NAVMC
10772 addressed to: Commanding General, Marine Corps Systems Command, Attn: Assistant Commander
Acquisition and Logistics (LOG/TP), 814 Radford Blvd., Albany, Georgia 31704-0343.

BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

OFFICIAL:

MARK T. BRINKMAN
Program Manager, IW, PG-13
Marine Corps Systems Command
Quantico, Virginia

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LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES/WORK PACKAGES

Date of issue for original manual is: 31 March 2010.

TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES FOR FRONT AND REAR MATTER IS 18 AND TOTAL
NUMBER OF WORK PACKAGES IS 27 CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING:

Page/WP No. Change No. Page/WP No. Change No. Page/WP No. Change No.

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WARNING SUMMARY

This warning summary contains safety warnings that must be understood and applied during operation and
maintenance of this equipment. Failure to observe these precautions could result in serious injury or death to
personnel.

WARNING
When using carbon removing compound, wearing gloves and protective
equipment is required. Avoid contact with skin. If carbon removing
compound comes in contact with skin, wash thoroughly with running water,
and apply a lanolin-based cream, if possible. Failure to follow this warning
may cause injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Before starting an inspection, be sure to clear the weapon. DO NOT pull the
trigger until the weapon has been cleared. Inspect the chamber to ensure that
it is empty and no ammunition is in position to be chambered. DO NOT keep
live ammunition in work area. Failure to follow this warning may cause
injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Do not interchange breech block and bolt assemblies from one weapon to
another. Doing so many cause injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning solvents may
injure personnel and damage equipment. Refer to TM 9-247_, Materials
Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and Cementing Ordnance
Materials and Related Materials Including Chemicals for correct
information.

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WARNING
Eye shields must be worn when cleaning with a wire brush. Flying rust and
metal particles may cause injury to personnel.

WARNING
Particles blown by compressed air are hazardous. Use a maximum of 30 psi
when cleaning components. DO NOT exceed 15 psi nozzle pressure when
drying parts with compressed air.

WARNING
DO NOT direct compressed air against human skin. Make sure air stream is
directed away from the user and other personnel in the area. To prevent
injury, the user must wear protective goggles or a face shield. Failure to
follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Always assume a weapon is loaded until it is determined through visual and
physical inspection that it is not. Procedures for clearing and unloading the
weapon are outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Failure to follow this
warning may cause injury or death to personnel.

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WARNING
Do not interchange bolt assemblies between weapons without gaging for proper
headspace. Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to
follow these warnings may cause injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to follow this
warning may cause injury to personnel.

WARNING
The hammer strut assembly is under spring tension. Exercise caution during
removal.

WARNING
The disconnector is under spring tension from the disconnector spring.

WARNING
The trigger detent is under spring tension.

WARNING
Use extreme caution when using a punch to remove the takedown latch. Parts are
under extreme spring tension.

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WARNING
The recoil spring screw is under tension.

WARNING
Use care when installing and unloading spring-loaded parts. DO NOT
interchange bolt assemblies from one weapon to another. DO NOT keep live
ammunition in the work area. Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury
or death to personnel.

WARNING
DO NOT store the weapon with live ammunition in either the chamber or
magazine. Always assume every weapon is loaded until it is determined through
visual and physical inspection that it is not. Procedures for clearing and
unloading the weapon are outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Failure to follow
these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
DO NOT keep live ammunition near the work area. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injury or death to personnel.

WARNING
Use extreme caution when using a punch to remove takedown latch. Parts are
under extreme tension.

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CAUTION SUMMARY

CAUTION
Always drop the straightness gage from the chamber to the muzzle. Do not
let the bore straightness gage fall to the deck. This may damage the gage.

CAUTION
Do not mix multiple lubricants on the same weapon. The weapon must be
cleaned thoroughly when changing from one lubricant to another. Dry
cleaning solvent (SD) is recommended for removing the old lubricant before
changing to another lubricant.

DO NOT allow CLP or any other solvent to come in contact with telescopic
sight lenses or other optical devices.

CAUTION
Repaired items must be thoroughly cleaned to remove metal and abrasives to
prevent them from entering working parts of the weapon.

CAUTION
Always drop the straightness gage from the chamber to the muzzle. Do not
let the bore strightness gage fall to the deck. This may damage the gage.

CAUTION
When pushing the bolt closed during headspace gaging, be sure to use
LIGHT pressure. Failure to do so may damage the weapon.

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TM 8370-50127-IN/22 Quantico, VA, MARCH 2010

U.S. MARINE CORPS TECHNICAL MANUAL

ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE MANUAL


WITH REPAIR PARTS LIST
FOR
RIFLE, 7.62 MM, FN FAL
NSN: 1005-LL-MUS-2807
P/N TBD

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C: DISTRIBUTION AUTHORIZED TO U.S. GOVERNMENT


AGENCIES AND THEIR CONTRACTORS. THIS PUBLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR
ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION PURPOSES. OTHER REQUESTS FOR THIS DOCUMENT
MUST BE REFERRED TO COMMANDER, MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND (PG-13, PM,
IW), QUANTICO, VA 22134-6050.

DESTRUCTION NOTICE: DESTROY BY ANY METHOD THAT WILL PREVENT DISCLOSURE OF


CONTENTS OR RECONSTRUCTION OF THE DOCUMENTS.
WP/Page Number
List of Effective Pages/Work Packages ...................................................................................................................... A
Warning Summary ...................................................................................................................................................... a
Caution Summary ....................................................................................................................................................... e
How to Use This Manual ............................................................................................................................................. iii

CHAPTER 1 – GENERAL INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA, AND


PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
General Information ...................................................................................................................................... 0001 00-1
Equipment Description and Data .................................................................................................................. 0002 00-1
Principles of Operation ................................................................................................................................. 0003 00-1

CHAPTER 2 – TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 0004 00-1
Troubleshooting Symptom Index .................................................................................................................. 0005 00-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ......................................................................................................................... 0006 00-1

CHAPTER 3 – ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE


Service Upon Receipt ................................................................................................................................... 0007 00-1
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), Including Lubrication Instructions ......................... 0008 00-1
General Maintenance Instructions ................................................................................................................ 0009 00-1
Disassembly of Weapon ............................................................................................................................... 0010 00-1
Breech Block and Bolt Assembly ................................................................................................................. 0011 00-1
Bolt Assembly ............................................................................................................................................... 0012 00-1
Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly .......................................................................................................... 0013 00-1
Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly .................................................................................................... 0014 00-1
Buttstock Assembly ..................................................................................................................................... 0015 00-1
Reassembly of Weapon ............................................................................................................................... 0016 00-1
Function Check ............................................................................................................................................. 0017 00-1
Stowage ....................................................................................................................................................... 0018 00-1
Preparation for Storage and Shipment ......................................................................................................... 0019 00-1
Final Inspection and Function Test ............................................................................................................... 0020 00-1
Gaging Procedures ....................................................................................................................................... 0021 00-1

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Table of Contents – Continued
WP/Page Number
CHAPTER 4 – AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
Auxiliary Equipment - General ...................................................................................................................... 0022 00-1

CHAPTER 5 – SUPPORTING INFORMATION


References ................................................................................................................................................... 0023 00-1
Expendable and Durable Items List .............................................................................................................. 0024 00-1
Tool Identification List (Includes Special Tools) ............................................................................................ 0025 00-1
Repair Parts List (RPL) Introduction ............................................................................................................. 0026 00-1
Repair Parts List (RPL) ................................................................................................................................. 0027 00-1

Index ........................................................................................................................................................... Index-1

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
1. This manual contains operating instructions, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting procedures for
the FN FAL rifle. It is divided into five chapters.

2. This manual is written in work package format:

a. Chapters divide the manual into major categories of information (e.g., General Information,
Equipment Description and Data, and Principles of Operation).

b. Each chapter is divided into work packages, which are identified by a 6-digit number (e.g., 0001 00,
0002 00) located in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The work package page number (e.g.,
0001 00-1, 0001 00-2) is centered at the bottom of each page.

c. If a change package is issued to this manual, added work packages use the 5th and 6th digits of their
numbers to indicate new material. For instance, work packages inserted between WP 0001 00 and
WP 0002 00 are numbered WP 0001 01, WP 0001 02.

3. This manual should be read from beginning to end to become familiar with its organization and contents
before you attempt to operate or maintain the equipment.

CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL


1. A Warning Summary and Caution Summary are located at the beginning of this manual. Become familiar
with these warnings before operating or maintaining the equipment.

2. A Table of Contents, located in the front of this manual, lists all chapters and work packages in the
publication. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the Table of Contents, refer to the alphabetical
Index at the back of the manual.

3. Chapter 1, General Information, Equipment Description and Data, and Principles of Operation provides
general information about the equipment, identifies the major components and systems, and describes
how the components and systems work.

4. Chapter 2, Troubleshooting provides symptoms and procedures pertaining to failures that could occur
during operation of the FN FAL rifle.

5. Chapter 3, Organizational Maintenance, which includes Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
(PMCS) and General Maintenance Instructions, provides procedures to maintain the FN FAL rifle at the
Organizational level.

6. Chapter 4, Auxiliary Equipment, provides information on attachments and other items that are used with
the FN FAL rifle.

7. Chapter 5, Supporting Information, provides information pertaining to references, a components listing,


and an expendable and durable items list.

8. An alphabetical Index is located at the back of this manual.

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FEATURES OF THIS MANUAL
1. This manual contains information on operating and maintaining the FN FAL.

2. WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, NOTEs, subject headings, and other important information are highlighted in
BOLD print as a visual aid.

WARNING
A WARNING indicates a hazard which may result in injury or death to
personnel.

CAUTION
A CAUTION is a reminder of safety practices or directs attention to usage
practices that may result in damage to equipment.

NOTE
A NOTE is a statement containing information that will make the procedures
easier to perform.

3. Statements and words of particular interest may be printed in CAPITAL LETTERS to create emphasis.

4. Within a procedural step, reference may be made to another chapter or work package in this manual or to
another manual. These references indicate where you should look for more complete information. If you
are told: “Remove the firing pin from the bolt (WP 0012 00),” go to WP 0012 00 in this manual for
instructions.

5. Illustrations are placed after, and as close to, the procedural steps to which they apply. Callouts placed on
art are text or numbers.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

SCOPE
1. Type of Manual. Organizational Maintenance Manual for the 7.62 mm, FN FAL rifle. The basic
operator’s procedures are outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21, Operator’s Manual with Components List
for Rifle, 7.62 MM, FN FAL.

2. Equipment Name and Model Number. FN FAL rifle (NSN: 1005-LL-MUS-2807).

3. Purpose of Equipment. To provide personnel with the offensive and defensive capability to engage
targets with small arms fire.

MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS


The Marine Corps forms and record procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed in
the current edition of TM 4700-15/1_, Ground Equipment Record Procedures.

CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL


Corrosion prevention on any piece of equipment is important and it is critically important for the safe
functioning of a weapons system. Carry out corrosion prevention and control (CPC) in accordance with
TM 4795-12/1_, Organizational Corrosion Prevention and Control Procedures for USMC Equipment.

While corrosion is typically associated with the rusting of metals, it can also include the deterioration of other
materials. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion problem.

DESTRUCTION OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE


Follow the procedures in TM 750-244-7, Procedures for Destruction of Equipment, for the destruction of the
FN FAL rifle and its variants to prevent enemy use.

PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT


1. Follow the procedures outlined in MCO P4450.7, Preparation for Storage. Prior to storing or shipping,
ensure that the weapon is thoroughly cleaned as outlined in WP 0009 00.

2. Storage Procedures.

a. Ensure that the chamber and magazine are void of live ammunition.

b. Inspect the chamber and bore while applying a medium coat of Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative
(CLP).

c. Apply a light coat of CLP over all the weapon’s metal surfaces to provide corrosion protection and
extra lubrication. Ensure that the CLP does not come into contact with any optical devices including
telescopic sight pieces.

QUALITY OF MATERIAL
All material used to repair, replace, or modify the weapon must meet the requirements of this manual. If the
quality of material requirements is not stated in this manual, the material must meet the requirements of the
drawings, standards, specifications, or approved engineering change proposals applicable to the subject
equipment.

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SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING


Read the Warning Summary and Caution Summary at the front of this manual and pay close attention to the
warnings and cautions that appear where special care and attention are required. For ammunition care and
handling, refer to PAM 385-64, Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS/ACRONYMS

Abbreviation/Acronym Definition

be .................................................................................................................................................................. Bale
bk ................................................................................................................................................................. Book
bt .................................................................................................................................................................. Bottle
CAGEC ............................................................................................. Commercial and Government Entity Code
CLP ............................................................................................................. Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative
CPC .................................................................................................................Corrosion Prevention and Control
dz ............................................................................................................................................................... Dozen
ea .................................................................................................................................................................. Each
fps ................................................................................................................................................ Feet per Second
in. ...................................................................................................................................................................Inch
LAW ......................................................................................................................... Lubricant, Arctic, Weapons
LSA .................................................................................................Lubricant, Semi-Fluid, Automatic Weapons
m .................................................................................................................................................................. Meter
mL .......................................................................................................................................................... Milliliter
mm ........................................................................................................................................................Millimeter
N/A ............................................................................................................................................... Not Applicable
NSN ................................................................................................................................. National Stock Number
pg ............................................................................................................................................................. Package
PMCS ........................................................................................... Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
psi .................................................................................................................................... Pounds per Square Inch
pt ..................................................................................................................................................................... Pint
rds/min .................................................................................................................................... Rounds per Minute
ROD...................................................................................................................................Report of Discrepancy
RPL ............................................................................................................................................. Repair Parts List
SD ...................................................................................................................................... Dry Cleaning Solvent
SFL ...................................................................................................................................... Solid Film Lubricant
SMR...................................................................................................... Source, Maintenance and Recoverability
SSRI............................................................................................................. Supply System Responsibility Items
U/M .............................................................................................................................................Unit of Measure
VCI ........................................................................................................................... Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor

ISSUE AND RECOVERY OF INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS


Weapons will be issued and recovered in the same manner as other individual weapons. NAVMC 10576,
Memorandum Receipt for Individual Weapons and Accessories, will be used as the issue document.
NAVMC 10520, Weapon Custody Receipt Card, will be used when the weapon is drawn from the armory for
use. Detailed instructions for using these forms are contained in TM 4700-15/1_, Ground Equipment Record
Procedures.

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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA

DESCRIPTION
1. General. The FN FAL rifle is a 7.62 mm, lightweight, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed,
shoulder-fired weapon that can be fired in either semi-automatic or full-automatic fire.

2. Capabilities. The FN FAL provides personnel with an offensive/defensive capability to engage targets
with direct small-arms fire.

3. Differences Between Models:

a. The handguard and buttstock could be made of wood, plastic, or metal.

b. There are different styles of handguards and compensators.

c. May have optical sight mounts.

d. Some models have folding buttstocks.

e. Squad automatic weapon models have longer, heavier barrels, bipods, and no handguards.

4. Right Side View. The right side view of the weapon displays the front sling swivel, handguards, carrying
handle, takedown screw and axle, magazine, magazine release, trigger, ejection port, and rear sling
swivel. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Right Side View of the FN FAL.

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5. Left Side View. The left side view of the weapon displays the compensator, front sight assembly,
charging handle, bolt catch, pistol grip, selector lever, takedown lever, and rear sight assembly. Refer to
Figure 2.

Figure 2. Left Side View of the FN FAL.

LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS


Refer to Figure 3.

1. Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly. The upper receiver contains the top cover, ejection port, bolt
catch, magazine release, gas piston group, carrying handle, and auto sear, The rifle barrel assembly is air-
cooled; contains a compensator, and front sight assembly; holds the two handguards; and houses the
breech block and bolt assembly, and sling swivel.

2. Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly. The lower receiver contains the trigger assembly, hammer,
trigger sear, selector lever, pistol grip, rear sight assembly, and buttstock assembly. The buttstock
assembly houses the action spring and extension assembly.

3. Breech Block and Bolt Assembly. Includes the breech block which carries the bolt assembly to the
chamber. The bolt assembly includes the bolt, extractor, and firing pin.

4. Magazine. The magazine has a 20 cartridge capacity.

5. Takedown Screw. In conjunction with the takedown latch, located on the lower receiver, the takedown
screw secures both receivers.

Figure 3. Major Components of the FN FAL.


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EQUIPMENT DATA
Table 1. FN FAL Rifle Data.

FN FAL Rifle Data


Caliber 7.62 x 51 mm NATO (.308 in.)
Weight:
Rifle Empty Approx 9.53 lbs (4.325 kg empty )
Fully Loaded Magazine Approx 1.6 lbs (730 g)
Length:
Rifle Approx 40 in. (1,090 mm )
Barrel Approx 21 in. (533 mm )
Cartridge Approx 2.8 in. (71 mm)
Barrel Rifling 4 grooves, right-hand twist, pitch is 1 in 12 in. (1 in 305)
Magazine Capacity 20 rounds
Rear Sight Adjustable, 200-600m in 100 m increments
Maximum Effective Range 500 m
Cyclic Rate of Fire 650-700 rds/min
Operational Rate of Fire 60 rds/min
Muzzle Velocity 2,154 fps (840 m/s)

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PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

GENERAL
The 7.62 mm FN FAL:

1. Is gas-operated.

2. Can be fired in either the semi-automatic (SEMI) or fully automatic (AUTO) modes.

CYCLE OF OPERATION
The cycle of operation is similar in all small arms. Knowledge of what happens during the cycle of operation
will help both the operator and the maintainer understand the cause of and remedy for various stoppages.

NOTE
The cycle of operation begins at any of the following eight steps.

1. Eight Steps. The cycle of operation contains eight steps:

a. Feeding

b. Chambering

c. Locking

d. Firing

e. Unlocking

f. Extracting

g. Ejecting

h. Cocking

2. Description of Eight Steps. These eight steps are explained below with a brief description of what occurs
inside the rifle during each step. Assume that a full magazine is loaded in the rifle and the bolt is to the
rear.

a. Feeding. As the bolt moves forward, the bottom of the bolt passes above the lips of the magazine,
strips the cartridge from the magazine, and pushes it into the chamber.

b. Chambering. Chambering is completed when the cartridge is fully seated in the chamber and the
extractor is engaged in the extraction groove at the base of the cartridge.

c. Locking. The front of the breech block contacts the rear portion of the barrel; the cartridge is
chambered and the base is seized by the extractor. The recesses of the breech block act on the bolt
forcing its rear end downward, causing it to engage in the locking shoulder of the upper receiver. The
mechanism is now locked.

d. Firing. When the trigger is pulled, this allows the hammer to rotate forward under the expanding
energy of the hammer spring. The hammer strikes the firing pin, pushing it forward through the face
of the bolt, striking the primer of the round, and detonating the cartridge.

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e. Unlocking. When the cartridge is fired, the bullet is driven through the barrel by the expanding
powder gas. As the bullet passes the gas port, some gas is forced through the gas regulator and then
into the gas cylinder. The piston is projected to the rear striking the breech block slide, which is
driven rearward. After recoiling a few millimeters, the recesses of the breech block act on the rear of
the bolt lifting it out of engagement with the locking shoulder of the upper receiver.

f. Extracting. As the bolt moves to the rear, the extractor holds the base of the cartridge case against
the bolt. Extraction is completed when the front of the cartridge case clears the rear of the chamber.

g. Ejecting. As the bolt moves to the rear, the empty cartridge case is held by the extractor. The base of
the cartridge strikes the fixed ejector in the upper receiver. The extractor serves as a pivot point for
the cartridge, which is deflected out of the ejection port of the receiver. The extractor and ejector are
both needed to complete ejection.

h. Cocking. As the bolt moves to the rear, the breech block overrides the hammer. This action forces the
hammer to rotate to the rear until it is engaged by the auto sear. When the trigger is released, the
trigger engages the hammer, holding the hammer to the rear.

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CHAPTER 2
TROUBLESHOOTING
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TROUBLESHOOTING INTRODUCTION

GENERAL
This section contains troubleshooting information for locating and correcting malfunctions that may occur
with the FN FAL rifle.

The Troubleshooting Symptom Index (WP 0005 00) is a quick reference aid in troubleshooting the weapon.
Table 1 in Troubleshooting Procedures (WP 0006 00) lists possible malfunctions, tests, or inspections, and
corrective actions taken for troubleshooting the FN FAL rifle at the organizational level. Perform the tests,
inspections, and corrective actions in the order shown in the table, except when the malfunction and cause are
obvious. This manual cannot list all of the possible malfunctions, tests or inspections, and corrective actions
of the FN FAL rifle.

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TROUBLESHOOTING SYMPTOM INDEX

GENERAL
Refer to Table 1 in Troubleshooting Procedures (WP 0006 00) for malfunctions, tests or inspections, and
corrective actions. The malfunction/symptom index is a quick reference of the malfunctions that are covered
in the table.

Malfunction/Symptom Troubleshooting Procedure Page

1. Failure of Magazine to Lock in Weapon ...................................................................................... 0006 00-1


2. Failure to Feed .............................................................................................................................. 0006 00-1
3. Failure to Chamber ....................................................................................................................... 0006 00-2
4. Failure to Lock ............................................................................................................................. 0006 00-2
5. Failure to Fire ............................................................................................................................... 0006 00-3
6. Failure to Unlock .......................................................................................................................... 0006 00-4
7. Failure to Extract .......................................................................................................................... 0006 00-5
8. Failure to Eject ............................................................................................................................. 0006 00-5
9. Failure to Cock ............................................................................................................................. 0006 00-5
10. Short Recoil .................................................................................................................................. 0006 00-6
11. Rifle Cannot be Zeroed ................................................................................................................ 0006 00-7
12. Failure to Cycle with Selector Lever Set on AUTO ..................................................................... 0006 00-8
13. Fires with Selector Lever on SAFE or when Trigger is Released with
Selector on SEMI ......................................................................................................................... 0006 00-9
14. Bolt Assembly Fails to Lock to Rear After Firing Last Round .................................................... 0006 00-9
15. Hammer Pin or Trigger Pin “Walks” ......................................................................................... 0006 00-10

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TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES

GENERAL
Table 1 lists possible malfunctions, tests or inspections, and corrective action taken for troubleshooting the
FN FAL weapon. All malfunctions are at the organizational level.

Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

1. Failure of Magazine to Lock 1. Dirty or corroded magazine. Disassemble and clean the
in Weapon. magazine.

2. Unserviceable magazine. Replace the magazine.

3. Defective magazine release Replace magazine release spring.


spring. Refer to WP 0013 00.

4. Worn or broken magazine Replace magazine release. Refer to


release. Refer to Figure 1. WP 0013 00.

Figure 1. Release Spring and Magazine Release.

2. Failure to Feed. 1. Defective magazine. Replace the magazine.


2. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table
(# 10).

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

2. Failure to Feed – Cont. 3. Magazine release spring Replace magazine release spring.
weak or broken. Refer to Refer to WP 0013 00.
Figure 2.

4. Magazine release defective. Replace magazine release. Refer to


Refer to Figure 2. WP 0013 00.

Figure 2. Release Spring and Magazine Release.

3. Failure to Chamber. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(# 10).

4. Failure to Lock. 1. Unserviceable breech Replace breech block. Refer to


block. Refer to Figure 3. WP 0011 00.

Figure 3. Bolt Assembly and Breech Block.

2. Unserviceable burred bolt. Attempt to remove burrs or replace


bolt.

3. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(# 10).

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

5. Failure to Fire. 1. Carbon buildup inside bolt Disassemble and clean the bolt
assembly. assembly. Refer to WP 0012 00.

2. Broken, defective, or Replace firing pin retaining pin.


missing firing pin retaining Refer to WP 0012 00.
pin. Refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4. Firing Pin Retaining Pin.

3. Broken or chipped firing pin Replace the firing pin. Refer to


or pin does not meet WP 0012 00 and WP 0021 00.
protrusion gage
requirement.

4. Unserviceable firing pin Replace firing pin spring. Refer to


spring. Refer to Figure 5. WP 0012 00.

Figure 5. Firing Pin Spring.

5. Firing mechanism and/or Reassemble and/or replace


lower receiver assembly defective parts. Refer to
improperly assembled or WP 0014 00.
have worn, broken, or
missing parts.

6. Selector lever stuck on Disassemble and clean. Refer to


SAFE position. WP 0014 00.

7. Broken hammer. Refer to Replace the hammer. Refer to


Figure 6. WP 0014 00.

8. Weak or broken hammer Replace hammer spring. Refer to


spring. Refer to Figure 6. WP 0014 00.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

5. Failure to Fire – Cont. 7. Broken hammer. Refer to Replace the hammer. Refer to
Figure 6. WP 0014 00.

8. Weak or broken hammer Replace hammer spring. Refer to


spring. Refer to Figure 6. WP 0014 00.

9. Unserviceable hammer strut Replace hammer strut or hammer


or hammer detent. Refer to detent. Refer to WP 0014 00.
Figure 6.

10. Unserviceable auto sear Replace auto sear and/or auto


and/or auto sear spring. sear spring. Refer to WP 0014 00.

Figure 6. Hammer, Detent, Hammer Strut, and Hammer Spring.

6. Failure to Unlock. 1. Burred bolt assembly. Refer Remove burrs or replace the bolt
to Figure 7. assembly. Refer to WP 0012 00.

2. Unserviceable breech block Replace breech block and/or bolt


and/or bolt assembly. Refer assembly. Refer to WP 0011 00.
to Figure 7.
3. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table
(#10).

Figure 7. Bolt Assembly and Breech Block.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

7. Failure to Extract. 1. Defective extractor plunger, Replace extractor detent, cartridge


cartridge extractor, and/or extractor, and/or extractor spring.
extractor spring assembly. Refer to WP 0012 00.
Refer to Figure 8.

Figure 8. Extractor, Plunger, Extractor Spring Assembly.

2. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(#10).

3. Inspect the barrel with Replace the weapon.


reflector tool for badly pitted
chamber.

8. Failure to Eject. 1. Defective ejector. Refer to Replace ejector. Refer to


Figure 9. WP 0013 00.

Figure 9. Ejector.

2. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(#10).

9. Failure to Cock. 1. Worn or broken Replace disconnector, disconnector


disconnector, disconnector detent or disconnector spring. Refer
detent or disconnector to WP 0014 00.
spring. Refer to Figure 10.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

9. Failure to Cock – Cont. 2. Worn or broken Replace the disconnector,


disconnector, disconnector disconnector detent, disconnector
detent, disconnector spring, spring, or trigger. Refer to
or trigger. Refer to WP 0014 00.
Figure 10.

3. Short Recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(#10).

Figure 10. Trigger and Disconnector Assembly.

10. Short Recoil. 1. Broken or weak action Replace action springs. Refer to
springs. WP 0014 00.
2. Recoil spring, piston spring, Clean and lubricate parts with
gas tube, and/or lower cleaner, lubricant, and preservative
receiver extension are dirty (CLP). Refer WP 0013 00 and
or need lubrication. WP 0014 00.
3. Carbon buildup or foreign Clean the gas block and/or gas plug
matter in the gas block or with CLP and pipe cleaner.
gas plug.

4. Gas leakage caused by Replace gas piston tube. Refer to


broken or loose gas piston WP 0014 00.
tube.

5. Broken or bent gas piston. Replace gas piston. Refer to


WP 0013 00.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

10. Short Recoil - Cont.

WARNING
When using carbon removing compound, wearing
gloves and protective equipment is required.
Avoid contact with skin. If carbon removing
compound comes in contact with skin, wash
thoroughly with running water, and apply a
lanolin-based cream, if possible. Failure to follow
this warning may cause injury or death to
personnel.

6. Carbon buildup in barrel gas Remove carbon build up by soaking


block. barrel in carbon removing
compound.

7. Improper gas regulator Adjust the gas regulator setting.


setting. Refer to TM 8370-50127-OR/21.

11. Rifle Cannot be Zeroed. 1. Defective front sight post Remove front sight post, flat spring,
assembly. Refer to and front sight spring. If damaged,
Figure 11. replace. Refer to WP 0014 00.

Figure 11. Front Sight Post, Flat Spring, and Front Sight Spring.

2. Defective or bent barrel Replace weapon.


assembly.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

11. Rifle Cannot be Zeroed – 3. Barrel assembly out of Replace weapon.


Cont. alignment with rear sight on
lower receiver (for windage).

4. Defective rear sight (for Repair or replace rear sight as


elevation). Refer to required. Refer to WP 0012 00.
Figure 12.

Figure 12. Rear Sight.

12. Failure to Cycle with 1. Broken or worn auto sear, Replace auto sear assembly. Refer
Selector Lever Set to auto sear detent, or auto to WP 0014 00.
AUTO. sear spring. Refer to
Figure 13.
2. Faulty selector lever. Replace selector lever. Refer to
WP 0014 00.
3. Short recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table
(#10).

Figure 13. Auto Sear.

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Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

13. Fires with Selector Lever 1. Defective selector lever. Replace selector lever. Refer to
on SAFE or when Trigger is Refer to Figure 14. WP 0014 00.
Released with Selector
2. Worn or broken Replace disconnector. Refer to
Lever on SEMI.
disconnector. WP 0014 00.
3. Worn or broken hammer. Replace hammer. Refer to
WP 0014 00.

Figure 14. Selector Lever.

14. Bolt Assembly Fails to Lock 1. Magazine follower is worn, Replace the magazine.
to Rear After Firing Last broken, or separated from
Round. the catch spring. Refer to
Figure 15.
2. Magazine feeder lips are Replace the magazine.
bent or broken. Refer to
Figure 15.
3. Magazine follower binds Replace the magazine.
during operation. Refer to
Figure 15.

Figure 15. Magazine.

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1 Table 1. Troubleshooting Procedures – Continued.

Malfunction Test or Inspection Corrective Action

14. Bolt Assembly Fails to Lock 4. Worn or broken bolt catch. Replace the bolt catch. Refer to
to Rear After Firing Last Refer to Figure 16. WP 0013 00.
Round – Cont.
5. Weak or broken bolt catch Replace bolt catch spring. Refer to
spring. Refer to Figure 16. WP 0013 00.

6. Weak or broken bolt catch Replace bolt catch detent. Refer to


detent. Refer to Figure 16. WP 0013 00.

7. Restricted movement of bolt Disassemble and clean. Refer to


catch. Refer to Figure 16. WP 0013 00.

8. Short Recoil. Refer to Short Recoil in this table


(#10).

Figure 16. Bolt Catch Assembly.

15. Hammer Pin or Trigger Pin Hammer pin or trigger pin Replace locking plate. Refer to
“Walks.” “walks” or works loose during WP 0014 00.
firing, or pushes out of receiver,
when the locking plate is
installed. Refer to Figure 17.

Figure 17. Locking Plate.

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ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
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SERVICE UPON RECEIPT

GENERAL
1. Inspect the weapon for damage incurred during shipment. If the weapon has been damaged, report the
damage on SF 364, Report of Discrepancy (ROD).

2. Check the weapon against the packing slip to determine if shipment is complete.

3. Check to determine if the weapon has been modified.

4. Check the weapon for damage upon its receipt. Perform a limited technical inspection as outlined in
Table 1 of this work package.

Table 1. Service Upon Receipt.

Location Item Action Remarks


Container 1. FN FAL Rifle a. Remove weapon from container.

b. Inspect the weapon for damage If the weapon has been


incurred during shipment. damaged, report damage
on SF 364.

c. Check the weapon against the Report all discrepancies.


packing list to see if the shipment is
complete.

2. Supply System Check for missing items. Refer to


Responsibility TM 8370 50127-OR/21.
Items (SSRI)
3. Barrel assembly If volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) is in
the barrel, remove and discard.

FN FAL 1. All parts a. Field strip the weapon and inspect Refer to
rifle for missing, damaged, and rusted or TM 8370 50127-OR/21.
corroded parts.

b. Clean and lubricate. Refer to


TM 8370 50127-OR/21.
c. Reassemble. Refer to
TM 8370 50127-OR/21.

d. Function check. Refer to WP 0017 00.

e. Check to determine whether or not Report all modifications.


the weapon has been modified.

f. Conduct initial gaging. Refer to WP 0021 00.

2. Magazine Check for positive retention and Refer to


functioning of the bolt catch and TM 8370 50127-OR/21.
magazine release.

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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS), INCLUDING LUBRICATION


INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL
This work package contains procedures and instructions necessary to perform organizational preventive
maintenance checks and services (PMCS), along with disassembly and reassembly procedures required for
corrective maintenance for the FN FAL rifle.

1. Organizational Maintenance. Organizational maintenance is performed at the using unit beyond the
capabilities of the operator as identified in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Organizational maintenance is
authorized to service, replace, and adjust the parts and assemblies covered in this manual.

2. Intermediate through Depot Maintenance. This is not applicable to this platform. All maintenance is
performed at the organizational level or the weapon is replaced.

3. Special Tools; Test, Measurement and Document Equipment (TMDE); and Support Equipment.
Special tools and TMDE requiring unit support are listed in WP 0025 00. There are no fabricated tools for
this weapon.

4. Repair Parts. Repair parts are listed and illustrated in WP 0027 00.

WARNING

Ensure that the weapon is unloaded and that the selector lever is set on SAFE
before performing the following procedures. Do not keep live ammunition
near the work area. Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury or
death to personnel.

NOTE

PMCS are to be performed every 90 days to keep the weapon ready for use.
If the weapon has not been used for 90 days, PMCS described in the
operator’s manual (TM 8370-50127-OR/21) should also be performed.

Solid film lubricant (SFL) is authorized to be used as a touch up for the


exterior protective finish on the FN FAL rifle.

5. General. The PMCS procedures are contained in the following table. They are arranged in logical
sequence requiring a minimum amount of time and motion on the part of the persons performing them
and are arranged so that there will be minimum interference between the persons performing
simultaneous checks on the same end item.

6. Item Number Column. This column describes checks and services numbered in disassembly sequence.

7. Interval Column. This column states the designated interval when each check is to be performed.

8. Item to Check or Service Column. This column lists the items to be checked or serviced.

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9. Procedure Column. This column contains a brief description of the procedure by which the check is to
be performed. It contains all the information required to accomplish the checks and services.

10. Not Fully Mission Capable If Column. This column states which faults will prevent the weapon from
being capable of performing its primary mission. The weapon should not be used if it meets any of the
faults listed in this column.
11. Other Table Entries. Observe all WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

WARNING

Before starting an inspection, be sure to clear the


weapon. DO NOT pull the trigger until the weapon
has been cleared. Inspect the chamber to ensure
that it is empty and no ammunition is in position to
be chambered. DO NOT keep live ammunition in
work area. Failure to follow this warning may
cause injury or death to personnel.

NOTE

An inactive weapon is a weapon that has been


stored in an arms room for at least 90 days without
use. The weapon may or may not have been
assigned to an individual.

Inactive weapons shall receive semi-annual PMCS


unless inspection reveals more frequent servicing
is necessary.

Should the armorer detect corrosion on a weapon


prior to the end of the 180-day period, PMCS
should be performed immediately.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

1 Quarterly Magazine a. Disassemble as in a. A magazine is


(serviceability check) TM 8370 50127-OR/21. Inspect not available
the magazine tube for bulges, for use with
dents, or damaged feeder lips. the weapon.
Inspect the spring and follower
b. The tube is
for kinks or damage. Replace the
dented or the
magazine if any of these
feeder lips are
conditions exist.
damaged. The
spring is
damaged or
has flat spots.
b. Reassemble the magazine and Follower binds.
check for binding during
operation of the follower. Replace
the magazine if the follower
binds. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Magazine.

2 Quarterly Charging Handle a. Place the weapon on SAFE.


Assembly and b. Pull the charging handle to the
Selector Lever rear. Check that the chamber is
clear. Release the charging
handle.
c. Leave the hammer in the cocked
position. DO NOT pull the trigger.
Selector Lever a. With the selector lever in the The hammer falls.
- SAFE SAFE position, pull the trigger.
The hammer should not fall.
Selector Lever a. Place the selector lever in the
- SEMI SEMI position.
b. Pull the trigger. The hammer The hammer does
should fall. not fall.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

2 Quarterly Selector Lever


Cont. - SEMI NOTE

For the purpose of the following test, “SLOW” is defined as


1/4 to 1/2 the normal rate of trigger release. DO NOT milk
the trigger; milking the trigger can cause the hammer to fall.

c. Hold the trigger to the rear, Hammer falls.


charge the weapon, and release
the trigger with a slow, smooth
motion, without hesitations or
stops, until the trigger is fully
forward (an audible click should
be heard). The hammer should
not fall. (The hammer should not
fall until the trigger is pulled
again.)
Selector Lever a. Place the selector lever in the Hammer does not
- AUTO AUTO position. Charge the fall.
weapon and squeeze the trigger.
The hammer should fall.
b. Hold the trigger to the rear, Hammer falls.
charge the weapon, and release
the trigger. There should be an
audible click. Squeeze the
trigger. The hammer should not
fall.
c. Place the selector lever in the The selector lever
SAFE position. will not go to the
SAFE position.

Figure 2. Selector Lever.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

3 Quarterly Upper Receiver and a. Remove and inspect the Handguards


Barrel Assembly handguards internally and missing or
(Handguards) externally for cracks and unserviceable.
damage. Refer to Figure 3.
b. Cracks are acceptable providing
they do not extend into the
handguard retaining flange, or
adversely affect the weapon’s
operation, operator safety, or
proper retention of the handguard
assembly.

Figure 3. Handguards.

4 Quarterly Upper Receiver and a. Release takedown lever and Compensator or


Barrel Assembly remove screw and axle. Open barrel is loose.
(Serviceability Check) and separate the receivers. Hand
check the compensator for
looseness on the barrel, then
hand check the barrel for
looseness on the upper receiver.
b. Check the gas piston for Gas piston is
damage. damaged.

NOTE

If the front or rear sight is moved, return it to its original


position.

c. Check the front sight base, front If front sight base,


sight post, and front sight spring front sight post,
for damage or corrosion. Clean front sight spring is
and lubricate. damaged or
corroded.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

4 Quarterly Upper Receiver and d. Check the top cover for defects Top cover is
Cont. Barrel Assembly and proper fitting. defective or loose.
(Serviceability Check)
e. Check the sling swivel and screw Components are
for damage and proper function. defective. Replace
as necessary.
f. Inspect the receiver finish for
scratches or worn, shiny spots.

g. If scratched or worn shiny spots


are present, disassemble the
receiver assembly and remove all
lubricant from the surface with
dry cleaning solvent.
f. Wear chemical and oil protective
gloves and use a wash pan (tote
box) to apply the solvent. Let the
parts dry thoroughly. Roughen
the surface using abrasive cloth
and apply SFL. Allow 16 to 24
hours drying time before
handling.

WARNING

Do not interchange breech block and bolt assemblies


from one weapon to another. Doing so many cause injury
or death to personnel.

5 Quarterly Breech Block and Bolt a. Remove and disassemble the


Assembly bolt assembly. Refer to Figure 6.
(Serviceability Check)

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

5 Quarterly Breech Block and Bolt b. Inspect the breech block for Breech block is
Cont. Assembly damage or bent strut. Refer to damaged or strut
(Serviceability Check) Figure 4. is bent.

Figure 4. Bolt Assembly and Breech Block.

c. Check the bolt for clusters of pits Bolt is


or a chipped bolt face, and an unserviceable.
elongated firing pin hole. Visually
inspect for cracks, especially at
the rear of the bolt that locks into
the receiver.

d. Check for a broken or missing Missing or broken


firing pin retaining pin, and firing pin retaining
replace as necessary. Refer to pin.
Figure 5.

Figure 5. Bolt Assembly Components.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

5 Quarterly Breech Block and e. Check the extractor, extractor Parts are missing
Cont. Bolt Assembly spring assembly, and plunger for or unserviceable.
(Serviceability Check) dirt and serviceability. Clean,
lubricate, and reassemble. If
unserviceable, replace as
necessary. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 6. Extractor, Plunger, Extractor Spring Assembly.

f. Check the firing pin for chips or Firing pin is


breaks. If damaged, replace the damaged.
firing pin. Refer to Figure 7.

g. Check firing pin spring for Firing pin spring is


serviceability. Refer to Figure 7. unserviceable.

Figure 7. Firing Pin and Firing Pin Spring.

6 Quarterly Lower Receiver and a. Remove the recoil spring plunger,


Buttstock Assembly recoil spring screw, and recoil
(Serviceability Check) spring.

b. Check the recoil spring for kinks Recoil spring has


and flat spots, and weak spring flat spots or weak
tension. spring tension.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

6 Quarterly Lower Receiver and c. Check the recoil spring plunger Recoil spring
Cont. Buttstock Assembly for serviceability. Refer to plunger is
(Serviceability Check) Figure 8. unserviceable.

Figure 8. Recoil Spring Plunger.

d. Inspect the pistol grip screw, Components are


pistol grip, trigger spring, and damaged or
trigger detent. Clean and lubricate defective and
metal components. Also clean cannot be
and generously lubricate the replaced.
trigger spring and detent. Replace
defective or damaged
components as necessary. Refer
to Figure 9.

Figure 9. Pistol Grip and Components.

e. Lubricate the takedown latch


assembly by placing one drop of
lubricant on the takedown latch
assembly and lowering the
buttstock assembly to a vertical
position. Allow the lubricant to
work into the takedown latch.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

6 Quarterly Lower Receiver and f. Up to three cracks are Buttstock is


Cont. Buttstock Assembly acceptable, as long as they do unserviceable.
(Serviceability Check) not interfere with weapon’s
operations, proper retention, or
operator safety. No cracks are
acceptable in critical areas near
pins and screws.

g. Check the buttstock assembly for Buttstock is loose.


looseness on the lower receiver.

Figure 10. Buttstock Assembly.

h. Unserviceable if buttpad is Buttpad is cracked


cracked or deteriorated. or deteriorated.
i. Clean and lubricate sling swivel. Sling Swivel is
Check for proper retention, for unserviceable.
cracks, and for stripped threads.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

6 Quarterly Lower Receiver and j. Check the lower receiver Lower receiver
Cont. Buttstock Assembly extension for damage or extension is loose
(Serviceability Check) looseness on the receiver. Clean or damaged.
and lubricate the lower receiver
extension. Refer to Figure 11.

Figure 11. Lower Receiver Extension.

k. Check the lower receiver finish Lower receiver


for scratches and worn shiny extension is loose
spots. Refer to Figure 12. or damaged.
l. If the lower receiver is scratched
or has worn shiny spots, the
repair is the same as for the
upper receiver.

Figure 12. Lower Receiver.

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Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the FN FAL – Continued.

Item Interval Item to Procedure Not Fully Mission


No. Check/Service Capable if:

7 Quarterly FN FAL (Refer to a. Assemble as in TM 8370 50127-


Figure 13) OR/21.
b. Check the sling for damage. If
damaged, replace.
c. Check for improperly assembled,
broken, missing, or damaged
parts.
d. Check overall appearance.
e. Replace parts authorized, as
required.
f. With the magazine inserted,
check for proper function of the
magazine catch and bolt catch.
g. Check takedown lever for proper Takedown lever
retention of upper receiver. does not retain
upper receiver or
does not allow
proper movement
to disassemble.

Figure 13. FN FAL.

Annual Safety and Check to ensure the annual safety Annual gaging has
Serviceability and serviceability inspection and not been
Inspection and gaging has been performed and that performed.
Gaging the next gaging inspection is
scheduled. Refer to WP 0021 00.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS


Scope, Work Safety, General Information, Cleaning Instructions, Inspection Instructions, Repair Instructions,
Lubrication Instructions, Standard Tool Requirements, Applying Torque, and Tagging Instructions.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational TM 9-247_
TM 8370-50127-OR/21

SCOPE
These general maintenance instructions contain general shop practices and specific methods you must be
familiar with to properly maintain the FN FAL rifle.

WORK SAFETY
1. Before starting a task, think about the risks and hazards to your safety as well as that of others. Wear
protective gear such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes, rubber apron, or gloves. Protect yourself
against injury.

2. Observe all WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.

GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Before beginning a task, find out how much repair, modification, or replacement is needed to repair the
weapon as described in this manual. Sometimes the reason for equipment failure can be seen immediately
and complete teardown is not necessary. Disassemble the weapon only as far as necessary to repair or
replace damaged or broken parts.

2. All tags and forms attached to the equipment must be checked to learn the reason for removal from
service. Check all Modification Instructions (MIs) and Technical Bulletins (TBs) for equipment changes
and updates.

3. In some cases a part may be damaged by removal. If the part appears to be good, and other parts behind it
are not defective, leave it on and continue the procedure.

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CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning solvents may


injure personnel and damage equipment. Refer to TM 9-247_, Materials
Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and Cementing Ordnance
Materials and Related Materials Including Chemicals for correct
information.

Eye shields must be worn when cleaning with a wire brush. Flying rust and
metal particles may cause injury to personnel.

Particles blown by compressed air are hazardous. Use a maximum of 30 psi


when cleaning components. DO NOT exceed 15 psi nozzle pressure when
drying parts with compressed air. DO NOT direct compressed air against
human skin. Make sure air stream is directed away from the user and other
personnel in the area. To prevent injury, the user must wear protective
goggles or a face shield.

Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.

NOTE

Use only Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP) for cleaning and
lubrication of the FN FAL rifle in all but the most severe conditions.

Cloths or rags saturated with solvent cleaning compound must be disposed of


in accordance with authorized facilities’ procedures.

Cleaning instructions are the same for the majority of the parts and
components.

The importance of cleaning must be thoroughly understood by maintenance


personnel. Great care and effort are required in cleaning. Dirt and foreign
material are a constant threat to satisfactory maintenance. The following
should apply to all cleaning, inspection, repair, and assembly operations.

(1) Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.

(2) To prevent contamination, hands should be kept free of any accumulation of grease
that can collect dust, dirt, or grit.

(3) After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and
dirt. Parts that are subject to rust should be oiled lightly.

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1. Cleaning Disassembled Parts.

a. Place all disassembled parts in wire baskets for cleaning.

b. Dry and cover all cleaned parts.

c. Place parts on or in “racks” and hold for inspection or repair.

d. All parts subject to rusting must be lightly oiled and wrapped.

e. Keep all related parts and components together. Do not mix parts.

2. Castings.

a. Clean the inner and outer surfaces of castings and all areas with CLP and/or bore solvent.

b. Use a stiff brush to remove sludge and gum deposits.

c. Clear out all tapped (threaded) holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning solvent.

3. Machined Surfaces.

a. Clean machined surfaces with a pipe cleaner.

b. Dry surfaces thoroughly with compressed air.

4. Mated Surfaces. Lightly coat with CLP and wrap all parts subject to rust before storing.

INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS
1. General. All components and parts must be checked carefully to determine if they are serviceable for
reuse, if they can be repaired, or if they must be scrapped.

2. Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.

a. Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracking, or any other damage in or around holes.

b. Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.

3. Castings.

a. Inspect all ferrous and non-ferrous castings for cracks using a magnifying glass and strong light.
Particularly check areas around studs, pipe plugs, threaded inserts, and sharp corners. Replace all
cracked castings.

b. Inspect machined surfaces for nicks, burrs, or raised metal. Mark damaged areas for repair or
replacement.

c. Inspect all pipe plugs, pipe plug openings, screws, and screw openings for damaged or stripped
threads.

d. Check all mating surfaces.

4. Studs, Bolts, and Screws. Replace if threads are damaged, bent, or stretched.

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5. Machine-Tooled Parts. Inspect for cracks, breaks, elongated holes, wear, and chips. Replace any
damaged parts.

6. Machined Surfaces. Inspect for cracks, evidence of wear, galled or pitted surfaces, burrs, nicks, and
scratches.

7. Mating Surfaces. Inspect for seal, secure fit, and pitting.

8. Rusted Surfaces. Inspect for pitting, holes, and severe damage.

9. Internal Parts. Inspect for cracks, nicks, burrs, evidence of overheating, and wear.

10. Externally Exposed Parts. Inspect for breaks, cracks, rust damage, and wear.

11. Springs. Inspect for broken, collapsed, and twisted coils.

REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
1. General.

a. Any repair procedure for a specific part or component is covered in the work package related to that
item.

CAUTION

Repaired items must be cleaned thoroughly to remove metal chips and


abrasives to prevent those elements from entering working parts of the
weapon. Failure to comply could damage equipment.

b. After repair, clean all parts thoroughly.

2. Castings.

Only minor repairs to machined surfaces are permitted. Remove minor nicks, burrs, and scratches with:

a. Fine-mill file

b. Crocus cloth dipped in solvent cleaning compound.

LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Refer to TM 4795-12/1_ for detailed instructions on proper lubrication. The following are some general
practices to remember:

a. Use correct lubricant in accordance with TM 4795-12/1_, Organizational Corrosion Prevention and
Control Procedures for USMC Equipment.

b. Keep the lubricants clean.

c. Lubricate all clean, disassembled, and new parts to prevent rust.

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STANDARD TOOL REQUIREMENTS


Some maintenance tasks may require special or fabricated tools. The Initial Setup of the procedure will
specify any special or fabricated tools needed to perform that procedure. Use these special tools only for the
maintenance procedures for which they are designed or called out. If you are unfamiliar with a required tool,
see your supervisor.

APPLYING TORQUE
If a unique torque value is required, it will be provided in a procedural step in the task.

TAGGING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Use marker tags to identify all parts that may be hard to identify or replace later. Fasten the tags to parts
during removal by wrapping wire fasteners around or through the parts and twisting the ends together.
Position the tags out of the way during cleaning, inspection, and repair. Mark the tags with a pencil, pen,
or marker.

2. Identify and tag other parts by name and the installed location as required.

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DISASSEMBLY OF WEAPON

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Disassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational TM 8370-50127-OR/21

Materials/Parts Equipment Conditions

Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP) Weapon cleared


Rag, wiping (TM 8370-50127-OR/21)

WARNING
Always assume a weapon is loaded until it is determined through visual and physical
inspection that it is not. Procedures for clearing and unloading the weapon are
outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury
or death to personnel.

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DISASSEMBLY
Refer to Figure 1.

1. Refer to TM 8370-50127-OR/21.
2. Remove the sling and magazine from the weapon.
3. Remove the takedown screw and axle.
4. Remove the upper receiver and barrel assembly from the lower receiver and buttstock assembly.
5. Remove the top cover, breech block and bolt assembly from the upper receiver and barrel assembly.

Figure 1. Major Components of the FN FAL Rifle Disassembled.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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BREECH BLOCK AND BOLT ASSSEMBLY

THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS


Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Repair, Lubrication and Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational WP 0009 00
WP 0010 00
Tools and Special Tools WP 0012 00

E7900 tool kit Equipment Condition

Materials/Parts Breech block and bolt assembly removed


(WP 0010 00)
Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP)
Rag, wiping

DISASSEMBLY
1. Place the index finger on the bolt face, and tilt the bolt assembly out of the breech block while depressing
the firing pin with thumb. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Removing the Bolt Assembly.

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CLEANING
Clean and remove all carbon deposits. Refer to WP 0009 00.

INSPECTION AND REPAIR


1. Ensure the bolt assembly slides freely in the breech block, indicating proper movement.

2. Inspect the breech block extension for straightness and downward spring tension. If unserviceable,
replace the breech block.

3. Inspect all components of the bolt assembly. Refer to WP 0012 00.

LUBRICATION
Lubricate all metal parts. Refer to WP 0009 00.

REASSEMBLY
1. Align the firing pin with the hole in the back of the breech block. Ensure the bolt assembly is correctly
oriented. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Aligning the Firing Pin and the Hole in the Back of the Breech Block.

2. Push the bolt assembly into the breech block while depressing the firing pin. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Bolt Assembly Housed in the Breech Block.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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BOLT ASSEMBLY

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Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Repair, Lubrication, and Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level Materials/Parts

Organizational Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP)


Rag, wiping
Tools and Special Tools
References
E7900 tool kit
Extractor tool WP 0009 00
WP 0011 00
WP 0021 00

Equipment Condition

Bolt assembly removed (WP 0011 00)

WARNING
Do not interchange bolt assemblies between weapons without gaging for proper
headspace. Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to
follow these warnings may cause injury or death to personnel.

DISASSEMBLY
NOTE
Firing pin must be in the bolt to use the extractor tool. When releasing pressure on
extractor, direct the bolt face to the table to catch the extractor.

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1. To remove the extractor, press a punch or extractor tool, into the hole in the plunger and fully compress it
to disengage it from the extractor. While maintaining pressure on the plunger, withdraw the extractor
from the bolt. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Using the Extractor Tool to Remove the Extractor from the Bolt.

NOTE
Do not remove the rubber insert from inside the extractor spring.

2. After removing the extractor, slowly decompress and withdraw the plunger from the bolt along with the
extractor spring assembly. Do not remove the rubber buffer from the extractor spring assembly. Refer to
Figure 2.

Figure 2. Extractor, Plunger, and Extractor Spring Assembly.

3. To remove the firing pin retaining pin, press on the rear end of the firing pin to relieve spring tension and
push out the firing pin retaining pin. Use a punch if necessary. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Using a Punch to Remove the Firing Pin Retaining Pin.

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WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to following this
warning may cause injury to personnel.

4. Remove the firing pin from the rear of the bolt.

5. Use a punch to reach into the rear of the bolt and remove the firing pin spring.

INSPECTION AND REPAIR


1. Inspect the bolt for cracks, damage, and burrs. Remove burrs. Check the bolt face for excessive pitting. If
pits extend into the firing pin hole, gage with the plain plug gage. Refer to WP 0021 00. Replace if
necessary.

2. Check the firing pin retaining pin for straightness and damage. Replace if unserviceable.

3. Inspect the firing pin for damage or a chipped tip. If damaged or chipped, replace. After reassembly, gage
for firing pin and firing pin hole. Refer to WP 0021 00.

4. Inspect the firing pin spring and extractor spring for cracks, and spring tension. Replace as necessary.

5. Inspect the extractor to ensure that it is not worn. If damaged or worn, replace as necessary.

6. Inspect the plunger for cracks or excessive wear and proper tension of the extractor spring. Replace as
necessary.

LUBRICATION
Lubricate all metal parts. Refer to WP 0009 00.

REASSEMBLY
1. Install the firing pin spring into the rear of the bolt. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Installing the Firing Pin Spring.

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2. Install the firing pin (with cut out facing up) into the rear of the bolt. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Installing the Firing Pin.

3. Depress the firing pin into the bolt so its cutout is aligned with the hole in the bolt and install the firing
pin retaining pin. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Installing the Firing Pin Retaining Pin.

NOTE
Runner insert and spring are an assembly. Do NOT attempt to disassemble.

4. Insert the extractor spring assembly into the plunger. Refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4. Inserting the Extractor Spring Assembly into the Plunger.

5. Install the extractor spring assembly and plunger into the bolt. Compress the extractor spring with the
extractor tool. Refer to Figure 5.

Figure 5. Extractor Tool.

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NOTE
Firing pin must be in the bolt to use the extractor tool. When releasing pressure on
extractor, direct the bolt face to the table to catch the extractor.

6. Use a punch or extractor tool to compress the plunger and install the extractor. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 6. Installing the Extractor.

7. Release the tension on the plunger.

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UPPER RECEIVER AND BARREL ASSEMBLY

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Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Repair, Lubrication, and Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational WP 0009 00
WP 0010 00
Tools and Special Tools
Equipment Condition
E7900 tool kit
Front sight tool Weapon field stripped (WP 0010 00)
Spanner wrench

Materials/Parts

Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP)


Rag, wiping

WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to follow
this warning may cause injury to personnel.

DISASSEMBLY
1. Gas Piston.

a. While compressing the gas piston and gas piston spring, remove the gas plug. Remove the gas plug
by depressing the lock lever on the gas plug and rotating it counterclockwise 270°. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Removing the Gas Plug.

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b. Remove the gas piston and piston spring from the gas tube. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Removing the Gas Piston and Piston Spring.

2. Handguard. Remove the screw from the handguards from right to left. Lift the handguards up and out of
the slip ring. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Removing the Handguards.

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NOTE
Remove the compensator only when it will be replaced.

3. Compensator. Use a wrench to unscrew the compensator from the barrel. Turn clockwise to remove it.
Refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4. Removing the Compensator Using a Crescent Wrench.

4. Front Sling. Remove the front sling swivel by removing the screw and separating the band from the
barrel. Refer to Figure 5.

Figure 5. Removing the Front Sling Attachment.

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5. Front Sight.

a. Using the front sight tool, remove the front sight by depressing the detents through the holes in the
front sight and turning the sight counterclockwise until it is free. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 6. Removing the Front Sight Post Using the Front Sight Tool.

b. Remove the front sight post, flat spring and front sight spring. Refer to Figure 7.

Figure 7. Front Sight Post, Flat Spring and Front Sight Spring.

6. Gas Regulator.

a. Remove the gas regulator by turning it counterclockwise. Refer to Figure 8.

Figure 8. Removing the Gas Regulator.

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b. Remove the gas regulator spring by unhooking the ends in the gas block. Refer to Figure 9.

Figure 9. Removing the Gas Regulator Spring.

7. Carrying Handle.

a. Slide the handguard ring forward and over the barrel towards the gas block. Refer to Figure 10.

Figure 10. Sliding the Handguard Ring Forward over the Barrel.

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NOTE
A mallet might be necessary to remove the carrying handle.

b. To remove the carrying handle, first unscrew the gas tube extension counterclockwise with a spanner
wrench, as shown in Figure 11, and move it forward. Using your thumb and index finger, remove the
carrying handle by lifting it out and away from the receiver.

Figure 11. Unscrewing the Gas Tube Extension.

8. Charging Handle.

NOTE
Disassemble the charging handle only if replacing parts.

a. Use a punch to remove the roll from the charging handle. Refer to Figure 12.

Figure 12. Removing the Roll Pin.

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b. Remove the travel stop pin from the left. It may be necessary to use a punch from the inside of the
receiver to remove the travel stop pin. Refer to Figure 13.

Figure 13. Travel Stop Pin.

c. Slide the charging handle out through the front of the upper receiver. Refer to Figure 14.

Figure 14. Removing the Charging Handle.

9. Magazine Release.

a. Remove the bolt catch and the magazine release by removing the screw from the left. Refer to
Figure 15.

Figure 15. Removing the Screw that Secures the Bolt Catch and Magazine Release.

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b. Remove the bolt catch by pulling it down and out. Refer to Figure 16.

WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to follow
this warning may cause injury to personnel.

c. Next remove the magazine release and magazine release spring by pulling it down and to the rear of
the receiver. Refer to Figure 16.

Figure 16. Removing the Magazine Release and Magazine Release Spring.

10. Ejector Block.

a. Using a small punch, remove the ejector block by drifting out the two pins that secure it to the
receiver as shown in Figure 17.

Figure 17. Drifting Out the Two Pins Securing the Ejector Block to the Receiver.
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b. Remove the ejector block from the bottom of the receiver. Refer to Figure 18.

Figure 18. Removing the Ejector Block.

c. Remove the ejector by sliding it out of the ejector block. Refer to Figure 19.

Figure 19. Removing the Ejector from the Ejector Block.

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d. Remove the auto sear and auto sear spring by rotating it down and away from the receiver as shown
in Figure 20.

Figure 20. Removing the Auto Sear and Auto Sear Spring.

e. Remove the spring from the safety sear by disengaging the short leg. Refer to Figure 21.

Figure 21. Detaching the Auto Sear Spring from the Auto Sear.

CLEANING
Clean and remove all carbon deposits and debris. Refer to WP 0009 00.

INSPECTION AND REPAIR


1. Inspect the gas block for excessive carbon buildup. Clean if necessary. Inspect the gas block plug for
proper spring tension of the gas plug locking lever. Replace if defective.

2. Inspect the gas piston for damage, straightness, and free movement in the gas tube. Replace if the piston
binds in the gas tube or if defective.

3. Inspect the gas piston spring for cracks, bends, and spring tension. Replace if unserviceable.

4. Inspect the compensator for looseness and tighten if necessary. Replace if unserviceable.

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5. Inspect the front sight post and front sight blades. Check for positive clicks with the front sight post
installed. Replace the front sight spring if it is weak or broken. Replace the front sight post if bent or
unserviceable.

6. Inspect the front sling swivel for serviceability. Replace if unserviceable.

7. Inspect the handguards for chips or cracks. Cracks are acceptable providing they do not extend into the
handguards retaining flange, or adversely affect the weapon’s operation, operator safety, or proper
retention of the handguard assembly. Up to three alignment tabs on top of the handguard can be missing.

8. Inspect the gas tube for dents and cracks. If any defects are found, replace the upper receiver.

9. Inspect the threading on the gas tube extension. Inspect for dents and cracks. Replace if necessary.

10. Inspect the carrying handle for function in the receiver. Replace if necessary. Breaks and cracks are
acceptable if the plastic handle remains attached.

11. Inspect the breech block rails for burrs in the upper receiver. Remove any burrs. Replace the locking
shoulder if there is any movement.

12. After reassembly, inspect the charging handle for smooth operation and verify it locks into position.
Replace if unserviceable.

13. Inspect the gas regulator for smooth operation and positive click. If necessary, replace the gas regulator
spring and/or gas regulator.

14. Inspect the ejector block for burrs or cracks. Remove burrs as necessary. Replace the ejector block if
damaged.

15. Inspect the injector and replace if it is chipped or the tip is excessively rounded.

16. Inspect the auto sear for cracks, burrs, or chips. Replace if necessary.

17. Inspect the auto sear spring for bends, cracks and weak spring tension. Replace if defective.

LUBRICATION
Lubricate all metal parts with CLP. Refer to WP 0009 00.

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REASSEMBLY
1. Auto Sear.

a. Install the auto sear spring by placing the short leg into the auto sear. Compress the spring to fit flush.
Refer to Figure 22.

Figure 22. Installing the Auto Sear Spring into the Auto Sear.

b. Install the auto sear in the receiver with the long leg installed first. Refer to Figure 23.

Figure 23. Installing the Auto Sear.

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2. Ejector Block.

a. Insert the ejector into the ejector block. Refer to Figure 24.

Figure 24. Ejector

b. Install the ejector block from the bottom of the receiver. Refer to Figure 25.

Figure 25. Installing the Ejector Block in the Receiver.

c. Install the two drift pins into the receiver to secure the ejector block.

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3. Magazine Release.

WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to follow this
warning may cause injury to personnel.

a. Install the magazine release and magazine release spring. Ensure both ends of the spring are placed
properly in the recess of the receiver and the recess of the magazine release. Refer to Figure 26.

Figure 26. Installing the Magazine Release and Magazine Release Spring.

b. Place the bolt catch assembly approximately one inch into the receiver. While pressing down on the
pin screw, continue sliding the bolt catch into the ejector block. Align the magazine release hole with
the screw until the threaded portion meets the receiver. Screw in until tight. Refer to Figure 27.

Figure 27. Securing the Bolt Catch and Magazine Release with Screw.

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4. Charging Handle.

a. With the handguard ring forward, slide the charging handle onto the receiver until it locks into place.
Refer to Figure 28.

Figure 28. Installing the Charging Handle Assembly.

b. Install the travel stop pin with the cutout facing the charging handle. If necessary, tap the travel stop
pin into place with a brass hammer and secure it with the roll pin. Refer to Figure 29.

Figure 29. Installing the Travel Stop Pin.

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5. Carrying Handle.

a. Slide the handguard ring toward the gas block. Refer to Figure 30.

Figure 30. Sliding the Handguard Ring Toward the Gas Block.

b. Install the carrying handle by inserting it in the slots located on the receiver. A mallet may be
necessary to tap the carrying handle into the slot. Secure the carrying handle by screwing the gas tube
extension into place with a spanner wrench. Refer to Figure 31.

Figure 31. Installing the Carrying Handle and Tube Extension.

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6. Gas Regulator.

NOTE
Ensure the gas regulator spring is in the shape of a “W.”

a. Install the gas regulator spring by hooking the ends in the gas block as shown in Figure 32.

Figure 32. Installing the Gas Regulator Spring.

b. Install the gas regulator onto the gas tube. The gas regulator should be flush with the gas block. Refer
to Figure 33.

Figure 33. Installing the Gas Regulator Spring onto the Gas Tube.

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7. Front Sight.

a. Install the front sight spring, flat spring (with detents facing up) and front sight post. Refer to
Figure 34.

Figure 34. Front Sight Post, Flat Spring, and Front Sight Spring.

b. Secure the front sight using two punches or a front sight tool. The initial setting is that the front sight
is flush with the front sight base. Refer to Figure 35.

Figure 35. Installing the Front Sight Using the Removal Tool.

8. Front Sling Swivel. Install the front sling swivel by placing the band around the barrel and installing the
screw. Refer to Figure 36.

Figure 36. Installing the Front Sling Attachment.

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9. Compensator. If removed, screw the compensator onto the barrel using a wrench. Turn
counterclockwise to secure it. Refer to Figure 37.

Figure 37. Reattaching the Compensator.

10. Handguard. Insert the rear of the handguard into the handguard ring. Refer to Figure 38. Secure the front
of the handguards with the handguard screw. Insert the handguard screw from left to right.

Figure 38. Installing the Handguards

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11. Gas Piston.

NOTE
The lugs on the gas plug must line up with the cutouts on the gas piston.

a. Place the gas piston inside the piston spring. Install the gas piston and piston spring into the gas tube.
Refer to Figure 39.

Figure 39. Installing the Gas Piston and Piston Spring.

NOTE
The correct setting of the gas plug for SEMI firing is with the “A” on the gas
plug facing the barrel. Refer to TM 8370-50127-OR/21 for setting the gas
plug.

b. While compressing the gas piston rod and piston spring, install the gas plug. Secure it by depressing
the gas lever on the gas plug and rotating it clockwise 270°. Refer to Figure 40.

Figure 40. Securing the Gas Plug.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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LOWER RECEIVER AND BUTTSTOCK ASSEMBLY

THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS


Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Repair, Lubrication, and Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational WP 0009 00
WP 0010 00
Tools and Special Tools WP 0017 00

E7900 tool kit Equipment Condition


Recoil spring removal tool
Weapon field stripped (WP 0010 00)
Materials/Parts

Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP)


Rag, wiping

WARNING
Use care when removing and installing spring-loaded parts. Failure to follow
this warning may cause injury or death to personnel.

DISASSEMBLY
1. Trigger Mechanism.

a. Place the selector lever on SEMI. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. Selector Lever on SEMI.

b. Pull the trigger to ride the hammer forward.

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WARNING
The hammer strut assembly is under spring tension. Exercise caution during
removal.

c. Detach the hammer strut assembly from the rear of the receiver and remove it from the yoke of the
hammer. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Removing Hammer Strut Assembly.

d. Remove the hammer strut detent and hammer spring from the hammer spring tube. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Hammer Strut Assembly.

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e. Rotate the selector lever to the 12 o’clock position as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4. Selector Lever in 12 o’clock Position.

f. Remove the selector lever from the left. Refer to Figure 5.

Figure 5. Selector Lever Removed.

g. Rotate the locking plate forward and off of the hammer retaining pin. Remove the hammer retaining
pin from the right side of the receiver and then remove the hammer. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 6. Removing the Hammer.

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WARNING
The disconnector is under spring tension from the disconnector spring.

NOTE
Do not disassemble disconnector.

h. Restrain the disconnector and its spring and detent. Remove the trigger retaining pin from the right of
the receiver. Remove the disconnector, disconnector spring, plunger, and trigger from the top. Refer
to Figure 7.

Figure 7. Disconnector, Disconnector Spring,


Plunger, and Trigger Removed.

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i. Using a 3/16 inch Allen wrench, remove the pistol grip screw and washer, then remove the pistol
grip. Refer to Figure 8.

Figure 8. Unscrewing the Pistol Grip Screw.

j. Rotate the trigger guard down and forward to remove it. Refer to Figure 9.

Figure 9. Rotating Trigger Guard.

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WARNING
The trigger detent is under spring tension.

k. Depress the trigger detent and move it down and off the hanger, along with the trigger detent spring.
Refer to Figure 10.

Figure 10. Removing Trigger Spring.

2. Rear Sight Assembly.

NOTE
Only the screw that contains notches on the underside of the head of the
screw should be used with the rear sights that contain an “S” spring.

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a. Using a flat head screwdriver, remove both windage adjustment screws from the rear sight. Refer to
Figure 11.

Figure 11. Removing the Windage Adjustment Screws.

b. Slide the rear sight off the receiver. Refer to Figure 12.

Figure 12. Removing the Rear Sight.

NOTE
Sights vary and may not have an “S” spring.

c. Lift the “S” spring off the sight base if applicable.

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d. Using a punch, drift the pin from the top of the sight. Refer to Figure 13.

Figure 13. Drifting Pin from Sight.

e. Press on the sides of the aperture and slide the rear sight aperture from the base. Refer to Figure 14.

Figure 14. Depressing the Sides of the Rear Sight Aperture to Remove the Rear Sight.

f. Remove the side catch by moving it to the left.

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g. Using a pick or punch, remove the catch spring from the rear sight aperture. Refer to Figure 15.

Figure 15. Catch Spring Removed from the Rear Sight Aperture.

h. The rear sight assembly is now removed as shown in Figure 16.

Figure 16. Rear Sight Assembly Removed.

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3. Takedown Latch.

WARNING
Use extreme caution when using a punch to remove the takedown latch. Parts are
under extreme spring tension.

NOTE
Buttstock must be removed pior to the removal of the takedown latch. Refer to
WP 0015 00 for instruction.

a. Using a punch, remove the takedown latch by punching out the pin securing it to the receiver.
Refer to Figure 17.

Figure 17. Removing the Takedown Latch.

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b. Before removing the punch, cover the rear of the receiver with a finger to capture the latch spring
and latch spring detent. Refer to Figure 18.

Figure 18. Capturing the Latch Spring and Latch Spring.

c. Remove the set screw from the rear of the receiver. Refer to Figure 19.

Figure 19. Removing the Set screw from the Rear of the Receiver.

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d. Remove the takedown latch from the left side of the receiver. Refer to Figure 20.

Figure 20. Removing the Takedown Latch from the Left Side of the Receiver.

e. Remove the takedown latch lock from the rear of the receiver. Refer to Figure 21.

Figure 21. Removing the Takedown Latch Lock from the Rear of the Receiver.

CLEANING
Clean and remove all carbon deposits and debris. Refer to WP 0009 00.

INSPECTION AND REPAIR


1. Inspect the hammer spring, disconnector spring, trigger spring, latch spring, and rear sight lock spring for
breaks, deformities, and weak spring tension. Replace if defective.

2. Inspect the hammer strut for straightness and bends. Replace if defective.

3. Inspect the hammer strut detent for cracks and deformities. Replace if defective.

4. Inspect the disconnector detent, trigger detent and latch spring detent for wear, cracks and deformities.
Replace if defective.

5. Ensure the locking plate is flat. Check for cracks and excessive wear. Replace if defective.

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6. Inspect the disconnector notch and auto sear notch on the hammer for excessive wear. Check for cracks in
critical areas. Refer to Figure 22.

Figure 22. The Disconnector and Auto Sear Notches on the Hammer.

7. Inspect the hammer, disconnector, selector lever, takedown latch, rear sight aperture, and trigger for any
cracks or breaks. Replace if defective.

8. Inspect the disconnector to ensure that the nose is not worn. Replace if worn. Replace if defective.

9. Inspect the pistol grip for tightness. Hairline cracks are permissible. Replace if unserviceable.

10. Ensure the notch screw is used in conjunction with the “S” spring.

LUBRICATION
Lubricate all metal parts with CLP. Refer to WP 0009 00.

REASSEMBLY
1. Takedown Latch.

a. Insert the takedown latch lock into the rear of the receiver. Refer to Figure 23.

Figure 23. Inserting the Takedown Latch Lock into the Rear of the Receiver.

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b. Insert the takedown latch on the left side of the receiver. Refer to Figure 24.

Figure 24. Inserting the Takedown Latch onto the Left Side of the Receiver.

c. Insert the set screw in the rear of the receiver. Screw until tight. Refer to Figure 25.

Figure 25. Inserting the Set Screw in the Rear of the Receiver.

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d. Insert the latch spring and latch spring detent in the rear of the latch lock and compress with a
punch. While inserting the latch pin, ensure it captures the top of the detent and not the spring.
Refer to Figure 26.

Figure 26. Inserting the Latch Pin.

2. Rear Sight Assembly.

a. Insert the rear sight catch spring, then the rear sight catch into the rear sight aperture.
b. Depress the rear sight catch and slide the rear sight aperture onto the rear sight base. Refer to
Figure 27.

Figure 27. Depressing the Sides of the Rear Sight


Aperture to Install on the Rear Sight Base.

NOTE
Sights vary and may not have an “S” spring.

c. Lift “S” spring off the sight base if applicable.

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d. Attach and tighten one of the windage adjustment screws. Install the rear sight aperture onto the
receiver. Attach and tighten the other screw ensuring the rear sight aperture is centered on the
receiver. Refer to Figure 28.

Figure 28. Installing the Rear Sight Aperture onto the Receiver.

3. Pistol Grip.

a. Install the trigger spring, trigger detent, and trigger guard. Rotate until seated. Refer to Figure 29.

Figure 29. Installing the Trigger Spring and Trigger Detent.

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b. Rotate the trigger guard up. Refer to Figure 30.

Figure 30. Rotating the Trigger Guard.

c. Secure the pistol grip to the receiver with a 3/16 inch Allen wrench. Refer to Figure 31.

Figure 31. Securing the Pistol Grip.

4. Trigger Mechanism.

NOTE
It may be helpful to use a punch to slave the assembly from the left side of the
receiver.

a. Install the trigger through the top of the lower receiver. Ensure the detent is slated in the detent notch.

b. Install the plunger into the disconnector spring.

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c. Install the disconnector, disconnector spring and plunger into the trigger. Ensure the disconnector
spring is slated in the rear of the trigger. The plunger should be seated in the back of the disconnector.
Refer to Figure 32.

Figure 32. Disconnector, Disconnector Spring,


Plunger, and Trigger.

d. Install the trigger retaining pin into the right side of the receiver.

e. Install the hammer into the receiver, and insert the hammer retaining pin into the right side of the
receiver. Refer to Figure 33.

Figure 33. Installing the Hammer into the Receiver.

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f. Hook the notch of the locking plate on the hammer retaining pin in the recess next to the right side of
the receiver. Rotate the locking plate into the receiver and align the hole in the locking plate with the
selector lever hole in the right side receiver wall. Refer to Figure 34.

Figure 34. Installing the Locking Plate.

g. From the left, insert the selector lever at the 12 o’clock position and fully seat it against the receiver.
Rotate the selector lever clockwise until it locks into position. Refer to Figure 35.

Figure 35. Installing the Selector Lever in the 12 o’clock Position.

h. Rotate the selector lever clockwise to SAFE.

i. Reassemble the hammer strut assembly. Refer to Figure 36.

Figure 36. Hammer Strut Assembly.

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j. To install the hammer strut assembly, insert the front of the hammer strut into the yoke of the hammer
and seat the rear of the hammer detent in the recess in the rear of the receiver while compressing the
hammer strut assembly. Refer to Figure 37.

Figure 37. Installing the Hammer Strut Assembly.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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BUTTSTOCK ASSEMBLY

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Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Repair, Lubrication, and Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational WP 0009 00
WP 0013 00
Tools and Special Tools
Equipment Conditions
E7900 tool kit
Recoil spring tool Weapon field stripped (TM 0010 00)

Materials/Parts

Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP)


Rag, wiping

DISASSEMBLY
1. Remove the rear sling swivel from the buttstock by unscrewing the two rear sling swivel screws. Refer to
Figure 1.

Figure 1. Removing the Rear Sling Swivel from the Buttstock.

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2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the buttpad screw and buttpad. The recoil spring screw is now
exposed. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Unscrewing the Buttpad Screw.

3. Insert the recoil spring tool into the hole in the end of the buttstock and align it with the cut outs in the
head of the recoil spring screw. Ensure the end of the tool is aligned with the cutouts of the screw.

WARNING
The recoil spring screw is under tension.

4. Unscrew the recoil spring screw to remove the recoil spring and recoil action spring plunger. Refer to
Figure 3.

Figure 3. Removing the Recoil Spring and Recoil Spring Plunger.

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5. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the buttstock screw from the bottom of the receiver. Refer to
Figure 4. Remove the buttstock by sliding it to the rear.

Figure 4. Removing Buttstock Screw.

CLEANING
Clean and remove all carbon deposits. Refer to WP 0009 00.

INSPECTION AND REPAIR


1. Inspect the rear sling swivel for breaks and looseness where it connects to buttstock. Replace if necessary.

2. Inspect the buttpad for tears that interfere with proper retention or operator safety. Replace if necessary.

3. Inspect the buttstock for looseness on the receiver and tighten. Replace if necessary.

4. If threads of the recoil spring screw, buttpad screw or buttstock screw are stripped, replace them.

5. Inspect the recoil spring plunger to ensure it locks onto the recoil spring. Replace if defective.

6. Check the buttstock for defects. A total of three cracks per side of the buttstock assembly, originating
from the buttpad end, are allowable. Cracks in the critical area at the front of the buttstock are not
acceptable. Replace if defective. Refer to Figure 5.

Figure 5. Cracks in the Critical Areas of the Buttstock.

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LUBRICATION
Lubricate all metal parts with CLP. Refer to WP 0009 00.

REASSEMBLY
1. Install the buttstock by sliding it onto the rear of the receiver. Use a flat head screwdriver to secure the
buttstock screw. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 6. Inserting Buttstock Screw.

2. Insert the recoil spring screw, recoil spring, and recoil spring plunger into the buttstock. Screw the recoil
spring screw into the buttstock with the recoil spring tool. Refer to Figure 7.

Figure 7. Installing the Recoil Spring and Recoil Spring Plunger into the Buttstock.

3. Using a Phillips screwdriver, install the buttpad with the buttpad screw. Refer to Figure 8.

Figure 8. Installing the Buttpad and Buttpad Screw.

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4. Install the rear sling swivel into the buttstock and secure the two rear sling swivels screws. Refer to
Figure 9.

Figure 9. Installing the Rear Sling Swivel into the Buttstock.

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REASSEMBLY OF WEAPON

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Reassembly.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level Equipment Conditions

Organizational Weapon disassembled into major components


(WP 0010 00)
References

TM 8370-50127-OR/21
WP 0010 00
WP 0017 00

WARNINGS
Use care when installing and unloading spring-loaded parts. DO NOT
interchange bolt assemblies from one weapon to another. DO NOT keep live
ammunition in the work area. Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury
or death to personnel.

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NOTE
Hammer must be cocked.

REASSEMBLY
Refer to Figure 1.

1. Refer to TM 8370-50127-OR/21.

2. Install the breech block and bolt assembly into the upper receiver and barrel assembly. Install the top
cover onto the upper receiver.

3. Secure the upper receiver to the lower receiver using the takedown screw and axle.

4. Function check the weapon. Refer to WP 0017 00.

Figure 1. Major Components of the FN FAL.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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FUNCTION CHECK

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Function Check.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level Equipment Conditions

Organizational Weapon cleared (TM 8370-50127-OR/21)

References

TM 8370-50127-OR/21

WARNINGS
Ensure the weapon is cleared prior to performing the following check. Refer to
TM 8370-50127-OR/21. If the weapon fails any part of the following function
check, continued use may cause injury or death to personnel.

FUNCTION CHECK
This section contains instructions for checking the functions of the FN FAL rifle.

1. Ensure the weapon is clear.

2. Place the weapon on SAFE. Pull the charging handle to the rear. Check that the chamber is clear. Release
the charging handle. Refer to Figure 1.

3. Pull the trigger. The hammer should not fall.

Figure 1. Selector Lever on SAFE.

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4. Place the selector lever on SEMI. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Selector Lever on SEMI.

5. Pull and hold the trigger to the rear. The hammer should fall.

6. While continuing to hold the trigger to the rear, charge the weapon.

7. Slowly release the trigger. An audible “click” should be heard. The hammer should not fall.

8. Place the selector lever on AUTO. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Selector Lever on AUTO.

9. Pull and hold the trigger to the rear. The hammer should fall.

10. While continuing to hold the trigger to the rear, charge the weapon and release the trigger. The hammer
should not fall. An audible “click” should not be heard. The hammer should already be in the forward
position and should not fall when the trigger is pulled again. Pull the trigger again. The hammer should
not fall.

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10.

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12. Leaving the hammer in the forward position, attempt to place the selector lever on SAFE. The selector
lever should move to the SAFE position. Refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4. Selector Lever on SAFE.

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STOWAGE

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Stowage.

INITIAL SETUP

Maintenance Level Equipment Conditions

Organizational Weapon cleared (TM 8370-50127-OR/21)

References

TM 8370-50127-OR/21

WARNING
DO NOT store the weapon with live ammunition in either the chamber or magazine.
Always assume every weapon is loaded until it is determined through visual and
physical inspection that it is not. Procedures for clearing and unloading the weapon
are outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Failure to follow these warnings may result
in injury or death to personnel.

STOWAGE
Prior to stowing the weapon in the arms room, perform the following procedures:

1. Clear the weapon.

2. Place selector lever on SEMI.

3. Pull the trigger. The hammer should fall.

4. Place weapon on rack.

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PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT

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Storage Procedures.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational TM 8370-50127-OR/21
MCO P4450.7
Materials/Parts WP 0009 00

Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP) Equipment Conditions

Weapon cleared (TM 8370-50127-OR/21)

STORAGE PROCEDURES

WARNING
DO NOT store the weapon with live ammunition in either the chamber or
magazine. Always assume that every weapon is loaded until it is determined
through visual and physical inspection that it is not. Procedures for clearing
and unloading the weapon are outlined in TM 8370-50127-OR/21. Failure
to follow these warnings may cause injury or death to personnel.

1. Storage Procedures.

a. Ensure that the chamber and magazine do not contain live ammunition.

b. Inspect the bore and chamber and apply a medium coat of Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative
(CLP).

c. Apply a light coat of CLP to all other metal surfaces of the weapon to provide extra lubrication and
corrosion protection.

2. Storage for Extended Periods. When the weapon is to be stored for an extended period (greater than 90
days), follow the procedures outlined in MCO P4450.7, Preparation for Storage. Ensure that the weapon
is thoroughly cleaned as outlined in WP 0009 00.

3. Packaging. If required, packaging for shipping or storage that will not exceed 90 days shall be done as
follows:

a. Clean the weapon in accordance with WP 0009 00.

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b. Wrap the weapon with MIL-B-12 waterproof material.

c. Place the weapon in a barrier bag MIL-B-117, Type I, Class C, or wrap it with MIL-B-121, Type I,
Grade A, and seal with tape, PPP-T-76.

d. Place one or more of the item(s) in minimum size container. Block and brace the items in accordance
with MIL-STD-1186. Cushion the weapon and similar weight items with PPP-C-843 and use
PPP-B-320 as filler to create a tight pack.

(1) Fiber board containers shall be in accordance with PPP-B-636 and may be Class Domestic.
Gross weight and size of the material shall determine the grade of the fiberboard container.
PPP-B-640 may also be used.

(2) Wood containers shall be in accordance with PPP-B-601 or PPP-B-621.

e. Equivalent materials may be used.

4. NSNs are not assigned to all the specific material. If it is necessary to specify an NSN in the TMs, the
packing materials will have to be spared and part numbers and NSNs assigned.

5. The specifications used are:

a. MIL-B-117 - Bag, sleeve and tubing - interior packaging (NSN 8135-00-543-6574)

b. MIL-B-121 - Barrier material, greaseproof, waterproof, flexible (NSN 8135-00-753-4661)

c. MIL-STD-129 - Marking for shipment and storage

d. MIL-STD-1186 - Cushioning, anchoring, bracing, blocking and waterproofing with appropriate test
methods

e. PPP-B-601 - Boxes, wood, cleated plywood

f. PPP-B-621 - Boxes, wood, nailed and locked - corner

g. PPP-B-636 - Boxes, shipping, fiberboard

h. PPP-B-640 - Boxes, fiberboard, corrugated, triple-wall

i. PPP-C-843 - Cushioning material, cellulosic

j. PPP-F-320 - Fiberboard, corrugated and solid sheet rock (container grade), and cut shapes

k. PPP-T-76 - Tape, packaging, paper.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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FINAL INSPECTION AND FUNCTION TEST

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Final Inspection and Function Test.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational TM 8370-50127-OR/21
WP 0017 00
Materials/Parts WP 0021 00

E7900 tool kit Equipment Conditions


FN FAL gage kit
Weapon cleared (TM 8370-50127-OR/21)

WARNING

DO NOT keep live ammunition near the work area. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injury or death to personnel.

FINAL INSPECTION
1. Visually inspect the general appearance of the weapon. The weapon should appear almost new. All metal
surfaces should have a dull, rust- or corrosion-resistant finish with no burrs or deep scratches.

2. Visually inspect the barrel for serviceability. Check for the following:

a. The barrel must be straight, clean, free of rust, powder fouling, bulges, and rings. Fine pitting is
allowable.

b. Using moderate hand pressure, check for rotational movement of the front sight in relation to the
barrel. If movement between the front sight and barrel exists, replace the weapon.

3. Visually inspect the rifle for missing parts. All parts must be securely attached, and all modifications must
be applied. Steel parts must be rust-free. Spring pins must be secure and screws must be tight.

4. Functionally inspect the breech block and bolt assembly. Refer to TM 8370-50127-OR/21 and use the
following procedures:

a. Charge the weapon with a fluid motion, ensuring the charging handle does not get stuck to the rear
and locks in the forward position.

b. Ensure the bolt locks and unlocks freely.

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5. Function check the weapon with the selector lever in SAFE, SEMI, and AUTO positions. Any portion of
this check may be used alone to determine the operation condition of any specific firing position selected.

6. Check the rear sight assembly as follows:

a. Ensure the sight moves fully and locks into position.

b. Ensure the elevation detent spring clicks into place.

7. Perform the following additional checks:

a. Check headspace using a headspace “go” gage, P/N 1775061 (WP 0021 00), and headspace “no-go”
gage, P/N 1775062 (WP 0021 00).

b. Check firing-pin protrusion using a firing-pin protrusion gage, P/N 1775015 (WP 0021 00).

c. Check barrel straightness using a bore straightness gage, P/N 1775014, (WP 0021 00).

d. Check the bore erosion using a bore erosion gage, P/N 1775076 (WP 0021 00).

e. Check the firing pin hole using a plain plug “no-go” gage. P/N 1775073 (WP 0021 00).

f. Press the magazine release to ensure it functions properly.

g. Inspect the front sight and rear sight assemblies. Ensure proper adjustment is possible with each
assembly.

FUNCTION TEST
Perform a function check. Refer to WP 0017 00.

END OF WORK PACKAGE

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GAGING PROCEDURES

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Gaging.

INITIAL SETUP
Maintenance Level References

Organizational TI 8005-27/20E_
TM 8370-50127-OR/21
Tools and Special Tools WP 0010 00

FN FAL gage kit Equipment Condition

Weapon field stripped (WP 0010 00)

GAGING
NOTE
Initial gaging is required upon receipt of the weapon. All weapons must be
gaged at least once annually.

The gages in the FN FAL gage kit are precision tools. When using the gages,
handle them with care and use LIGHT pressure to avoid damaging them.

Gaging requirements along with pre-fire inspection (PFI), refer to TI 8005-24/20E_ are to be performed
within 30 days of each live fire evolution. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. FN FAL Gage Kit.

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FIRING PIN PROTRUSION GAGE


NOTE
The “go” side of the FN FAL firing pin protrusion gage is the side that reads
“GO.” The “no-go” side of the FN FAL firing pin protrusion gage is the side
that reads “NO-GO” and has a red dot. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Firing Pin Protrusion Gage.

1. With the firing pin compressed, sweep the “go” side of the gage across the firing pin. The gage should run
freely over the pin. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Using the “Go” side of the Firing Pin Protrusion Gage.

2. If the gage catches on the firing pin, replace the firing pin.

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3. With the firing pin fully compressed, sweep the “no-go” side of the gage across the firing pin. The gage
should catch and not move freely over the pin. Refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4. Using the “No-Go” side of the Firing Pin Protrusion Gage.

4. If the “no-go” side of the gage does not catch on the firing pin, the firing pin is too short, replace the
firing pin and regage. If it fails with the new firing pin, the bolt is defective.

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BORE EROSION GAGE


1. Hold the bore erosion gage by the ball handle. Refer to Figure 5. Insert the bore erosion gage into the
bore. Refer to Figure 6.

Figure 5. The Bore Erosion Gage.

Figure 6. Inserting the Bore Erosion Gage into the Breech End of the Barrel.

2. Lightly push the bore erosion gage into the barrel until it seats on the bore.

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3. The first line of the bore erosion gage is the warning line. If the bore erosion gage goes in past the index
line (chamber), more frequent gaging should be conducted. Refer to Figure 7.

4. The second line of the bore erosion gage is the reject line. If the bore erosion gage goes in past the index
line (chamber), the barrel is defective and the weapon needs to be replaced. Refer to Figure 7.

Figure 7. Bore Erosion Gage Warning and Reject Lines.

BORE STRAIGHTNESS GAGE


CAUTION
Always drop the straightness gage from the chamber to the muzzle. Do not
let the bore straightness gage fall to the deck. This may damage the gage.
Refer to Figure 8.

Figure 8. Bore Straightness Gage.

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1. Holding the weapon vertically, with the buttstock up, place your hand under the muzzle to prevent the
bore straightness gage from hitting the deck and being damaged. Drop the bore straightness gage down
through the barrel, catching it in hand. If the gage does not fall freely through the barrel, clean the barrel
with a patch (TM 8370-50127-OR/21) and regage. If the barrel fails gaging a second time, replace the
weapon. Refer to Figure 9.

Figure 9. Dropping the Bore Straightness Gage through the Chamber.

2. The bore straightness gage should fall freely through the barrel and out of the muzzle. Refer to Figure 10.

Figure 10. Bore Straightness Gage Coming out of the Muzzle.

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3. If the bore straightness gage does not fall freely, run a patch through the barrel and repeat step 1.

4. If the bore straightness gage again does not pass through the barrel freely, the barrel is defective and the
weapon needs to be replaced.

HEADSPACE “GO” GAGE


CAUTION
When pushing the bolt closed during headspace gaging, be sure to use
LIGHT pressure. Failure to do so may damage the weapon. Refer to Figure
11.

Figure 11. The Headspace “Go” Gage.

1. Pull the bolt carrier to the rear and insert the headspace “go” gage into the chamber. Refer to Figure 12.

Figure 12. Inserting the Headspace “Go” Gage.

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2. Ensure the headspace “go” gage is fully seated in the chamber. Refer to Figure 13.

Figure 13. Headspace “Go” Gage Fully Seated in the Chamber.

3. Using LIGHT pressure, push the breech block forward. The bolt should lock on the headspace “go” gage.
If the bolt does not lock on the “go” gage, replace the bolt and regage. If the second bolt does not lock,
replace the weapon. Refer to Figure 14.

Figure 14. Bolt locked.

4. Pull the breech block to the rear and remove the headspace “go” gage.

HEADSPACE “NO-GO” GAGE


CAUTION
When pushing the bolt closed during headspace gaging, be sure to use
LIGHT pressure. Failure to do so may damage the weapon. Refer to Figure
15.

Figure 15. The Headspace “No-Go” Gage.

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1. Pull the breech block to the rear and insert the headspace “no-go” gage into the chamber. Refer to
Figure 16.

Figure 16. Inserting the Headspace “No-Go” Gage.

2. Ensure the headspace “no-go” gage is fully seated in the chamber. Refer to Figure 17.

Figure 17. Headspace “No-Go” Gage Fully Seated in the Chamber.

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3. Using LIGHT pressure, push the breech block forward. The bolt should NOT lock on the “no-go” gage. If
the bolt does lock on the “no-go” gage, replace the bolt and regage. If the second bolt also locks, replace
the weapon. Refer to Figure 18.

Figure 18. Bolt NOT Locked.

4. Pull the breech block to the rear and remove the headspace “no-go” gage.

PLAIN PLUG “NO-GO” GAGE


The plain plug “no-go” gage checks for the out-of-round condition of the firing pin hole in the bolt face. Refer
to Figure 19.

Figure 19. Plain Plug “No-Go” Gage.

1. Try to insert the pin of the plain plug “no-go” gage into the firing pin hole in the bolt face by slowly
rotating the gage.

2. If the pin enters the hole at any point, and enters up to the notch on the pin of the plain plug “no-go” gage,
the bolt is defective and needs to be replaced.

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT - GENERAL

GENERAL
The following auxiliary equipment items are used in conjunction with the FN FAL Rifle:

1. FN FAL tool kit. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1. FN FAL Tool Kit.

2. Blank firing attachment (BFA). Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2. Blank Firing Attachment (BFA).

3. Sling. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3. Sling.

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SUPPORTING INFORMATION
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REFERENCES

SCOPE
This work package lists all forms, field manuals, technical manuals, tables, regulations, standards, and
miscellaneous publications referenced in this manual.

TECHNICAL BULLETINS/INSTRUCTION MANUALS/ORDERS


Preparation for Storage .................................................................................................................. MCO P4450.7
Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards .........................................................................PAM 385-64
Standards for Overseas Shipment or Domestic Issue of Small Arms, Aircraft Armament,
Towed Howitzers, Mortars, Recoilless Rifles, Rocket Launchers, and Associated Fire
Control Equipment ............................................................................................................. TB 9-1000-247-34_
Infantry Weapons Gage Calibration Program (IWGCP) ............................................................. TI 4733-15/11_
Organizational Corrosion Prevention and Control Procedures for USMC Equipment ............... TM 4795-12/1_
Ground Equipment Record Procedures....................................................................................... TM 4700 -15/1_
Procedures for Destruction of Equipment ......................................................................................TM 750-244-7
Military Use of Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP) for Weapons and
Support Equipment ................................................................................................................... TM 9150-15/1_
Operators Manual for Rifle, 7.26 mm, FN FAL ............................................................. TM 8370-50127-OR/21
FORMS
Weapon Custody Receipt Card ................................................................................................... NAVMC 10520
Equipment Repair Order ............................................................................................................. NAVMC 10245
Memorandum Receipt for Individual Weapons and Accessories ............................................... NAVMC 10576
Equipment Repair Order Shopping/Transaction List.................................................................. NAVMC 10925
Report of Discrepancy ............................................................................................................................... SF 364

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EXPENDABLE AND DURABLE ITEMS LIST

SCOPE
This work package lists expendable and durable items that are needed to operate and maintain the FN FAL
rifle.

EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
3. Column (1) - Item Number. This number is assigned to the entry in the list and is referenced in the
narrative instructions to identify the item.

4. Column (2) - National Stock Number (NSN). This is the NSN assigned to an item and is used when
requisitioning the item.

5. Column (3) – Description, Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC), and Part Number.
This provides other information that may be needed to identify the item.

6. Column (4) - Unit of Measure (U/M). This code shows the physical measurement or count of an item,
such as gallon (GL), pint (PT), dozen (DZ), gross, each (EA), bottle (BT), package (PG), book (BK), or
bale (BE).

Table 1. Expendable and Durable Items List for FN FAL Rifle.

(1) (2) (3) (4)


Item National Stock Number Description, CAGEC, and Part Number U/M
Number (NSN)

1 7920-00-018-3581 Brush, cleaning, tool and parts EA


2 6850-00-965-2332 Carbon removing compound CN
3 Cleaner, Lubricant and Preservative (CLP)
9150-01-079-6124 CLP - 4 oz (118.30 mL) bottle BT
9150-01-054-6453 CLP - 1 pt (0.47 L) bottle BT
9150-01-053-6688 CLP - 1 gal (3.78 L) can CN
4 9920-00-292-9946 Cleaner, tobacco pipe, cotton turf, wire core, pipe PG
cleaner (36 per pkg)
5 5350-00-221-0872 Cloth, abrasive PG
6 Gloves, chemical and oil protective
8415-00-823-7458 Size 9 PR
8415-00-823-7459 Size 10 PR
8415-00-823-7460 Size 11 PR
7 9150-01-260-2534 Lubricant, solid film CN
16 oz (473.18 mL) spray can
8 9150-00-292-9689 Lubricant, Arctic, Weapons (LAW) 1 qt (0.95 L) can CN

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(1) (2) (3) (4)


Item National Stock Number Description, CAGEC, and Part Number U/M
Number (NSN)

9 Lubricant, Semi-fluid, Automatic Weapons, (LSA)


9150-00-935-6597 2 oz (59.15 mL) plastic bottle BT
9150-00-889-3522 4 oz (118.30 mL) plastic bottle BT
9150-00-687-4241 1 qt (0.95 L) can CN
9150-00-753-4686 1 gal (3.79 L) can CN
10 3990-00-795-3595 Pan, wash (box, tote) EA
11 6850-00-826-0981 Inspection Penetrant Kit KT
12 7290-00-205-1711 Rag, wiping 50 lb (22.68 kg) bale BE
13 6850-00-281-1985 Solvent, dry cleaning 1 gal. (3.79 L) can CN
14 Solvent, general MIL-PRF-680 Type II
6850-01-474-2319 1 gal. (3.79 L) GL
6850-01-474-2317 5 gal (18.93 L) CO
6850-01-474-2316 55 gallon drum DR
15 1005-00-288-3565 Swab, cleaning, small arms (7.62 mm patch) PG

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TOOL IDENTIFICATION LIST (INCLUDES SPECIAL TOOLS)

SCOPE
This work package lists common tools and special tools authorized for support of the FN FAL rifle.

EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
1. Column (1) - Item Number. This column indicates the number of the figure, if available, that shows the
item.

2. Column (2) - Item Name. This column lists the item by noun nomenclature and other descriptive
features.

3. Column (3) - National Stock Number (NSN). This column lists the NSN assigned to an item and is used
when requisitioning the item.

4. Column (4) - Part Number/CAGEC. This column indicates the primary number used by the
manufacturer which controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering
drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.

5. Column (5) - Unit of Measure (U/M). This column shows the count of an item when issued, such as
each (EA), set (Set), kit (KT), package (PG), book (BK), or bale (BE).

Table 1. Tools Identification List for FN FAL Rifle.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


Item Item Name National Stock Number (NSN) Part U/M
Number Number/CAGEC

1 Gage kit, FN FAL TBD N/A KT


2 Gage, bore erosion TBD 1775076/19204 EA
3 Gage, bore straightness TBD 1775014/19204 EA
4 Gage, firing pin protrusion TBD 1775015/19204 EA
5 Gage, headspace “go” TBD 1775061/19204 EA
6 Gage, headspace “no-go” TBD 1775062/19204 EA
7 Gage, plain plug “no-go” TBD 1775073/19204 EA
8 Tool, front sight adjustment TBD N/A EA
9 Tool, recoil spring removal TBD N/A EA
10 Wrench, spanner TBD N/A EA
11 Tool, extractor TBD N/A EA
12 Tool kit, USMC E7900 5180-01-504-5663 TK-2111 KT

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Figures 1 through 9 represent the items 1 through 11 listed in Table 1.

Figure 1. Gage Kit, FN FAL.

Figure 2. Gage, Bore Erosion (1775076).

Figure 3. Gage, Bore Straightness (1775014).

Figure 4. Gage, Firing Pin Protrusion (1775015).

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Figure 5. Gage, Headspace “Go” (1775061).

Figure 6. Gage, Headspace “No-Go” (1775062).

Figure 7. Gage, Plain Plug “No-Go” (1775073).

Figure 8. Tool, Front Sight Adjustment.

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Figure 9. Tool, Recoil Spring Removal.

Figure 10. Wrench, Spanner.

Figure 11. Tool, Extractor.

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REPAIR PARTS LIST (RPL) INTRODUCTION

SCOPE
This repair parts list (RPL) authorizes spares, repair parts, and other special support equipment required for
the performance of organizational maintenance of the FN FAL rifle. It authorizes the requisitioning, issue,
and disposition of spares and repair parts indicated by the source, maintenance, and recoverability (SMR)
codes. Parts lists are composed of functional groups listed in figure and item number sequence.

EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
1. Item No. (Column 1). The item number indicates the number used to identify items called out in an
illustration.

2. SMR Code (Column 2). The SMR code is a five-position code containing supply and requisition
information, maintenance level authorization criteria, and disposition instructions as shown in the
following manner. Refer to Table 1 for an explanation of the five positions in the SMR code. Refer to
Tables 2-5 for explanations of the source codes, maintenance codes, and recoverability codes that make
up the SMR code.

Table 1. SMR Code Positions.

Source Code Maintenance Code Recoverability Code

XX X X X
1st and 2nd positions 3rd position 4th position 5th position
How to obtain an item. Who can install, replace, Who can perform Who determines the disposition
or use the item. repair* on the item. action on an unserviceable item.

*NOTE
Complete repair: maintenance capacity, capability, and authority to perform
all corrective maintenance tasks of the repair function in a user environment
in order to restore serviceability to a failed item.

a. Source Code. The source code indicates how to obtain an item needed for maintenance, repair, or
overhaul of equipment and is entered in the first and second positions of the SMR code as shown in
Table 2.

Table 2. Source Codes.

Code Application/Explanation

PA Item: Stocked
PB Item: Stocked, insurance
PC Item: Stocked, deteriorative
PD Item: Support, initial issue or outfitting and stocking only for additional initial issue.
PE Equip: Support, stocked, initial issue, or outfitting of specified maintenance activities (also
used for “special tools”).
PF Equip: Support, non-stocked, and centrally procured on demand.
PG Item: Stocked, for sustained support, uneconomical to produce at later time.

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Table 2. Source Codes - Continued.

Code Application/Explanation

KD Items with these codes are not to be requested/requisitioned individually. These items are
KF part of a kit authorized to the maintenance level indicated in the 3rd position of the SMR
code. The complete kit must be requisitioned and applied for this weapon.
KB
MO Items with these codes are not to be requisitioned individually. They must be made from
MF bulk material identified by the part number in the description column. No bulk material items
are applicable for this weapon.
MH
ML
MD
AO Items with these codes are not to be requested/requisitioned individually. The parts that
AF make the assembled items must be requisitioned, fabricated, or assembled at the level of
maintenance indicated by source code. If the 3rd position code of the SMR code authorizes
AH the item to be replaced, but the source code indicates the item is assembled at a higher
AD level, order the item from the higher level of maintenance.
XA Do not requisition an XA-coded item. Order its next higher assembly. (Also refer to the
NOTE below).
XB If an XB item is not available from salvage, order it using the CAGEC and part number
given.
XC XC installation drawing, diagram, instruction sheet, and field service drawing identified by
the manufacturer’s part number.
XD XD are items not stocked. Order an XD-coded item through normal supply channels using
the CAGEC and part number given.

NOTE
Cannibalizing or controlled exchange, when authorized, may be used as a
source of supply for items with the above source codes, except for those
coded XA. Items coded PC are subject to deterioration.

b. Maintenance Code. The maintenance code indicates the levels of maintenance authorized to use and
repair the support items. The maintenance codes are entered in the third and fourth positions of the
SMR code format as follows:

(1) The maintenance code entered in the third position indicates the lowest maintenance level
authorized to remove, replace, and use an item. Refer to Table 3 for an explanation of the
maintenance code that indicates the level of maintenance required.

Table 3. Third Position Maintenance Codes.

Code Application/Explanation

C Crew or operator maintenance done within unit maintenance.


O Organizational level can remove, replace, and use the item.
F Third echelon can remove, replace, and use the item.
H Fourth echelon can remove, replace, and use the item.
L Specialized repair activity can remove, replace, and use the item.
D Depot level can remove, replace, and use the item.

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(2) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position indicates whether the item is to be repaired at
the lowest maintenance level with the capability to perform complete repair (i.e., all authorized
maintenance functions).

NOTE
Some limited repair may be done on the item at a lower level of maintenance,
if authorized by the SMR codes.

Table 4. Fourth Position Maintenance Codes.

Code Application/Explanation

O Organizational level is the lowest level that can completely repair the item.
F Intermediate third echelon is the lowest level that can completely repair the item.
H The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the general
support level.
D Depot level is the lowest level that can completely repair the item.
L Specialized repair activity (designated the specialized repair activity) is the lowest level that
can completely repair the item.
Z Non-repairable. No repair is authorized.
B No repair authorized. No parts or special tools are authorized for maintenance of a B-coded
item. However, the item may be reconditioned by adjusting or lubricating at the user level.

c. Recoverability Code. The recoverability code is assigned to support items to indicate the disposition
action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR
code format. Refer to Table 4 for code explanations.

Table 5. Recoverability Codes.

Code Application/Explanation

Z Non-repairable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of
maintenance shown in the third position of the SMR code.
O Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of at the
organizational level.
F Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of at the third
echelon level.
H Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of at the fourth
echelon level.
D Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of at the depot
level.
L Repairable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair
activity.
A Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons
(e.g., precious metal content, high dollar value, or hazardous material). Refer to the
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.

3. NSN (Column 3). The national stock number for the item is listed in this column.

4. CAGEC (Column 4). The commercial and government entity code is a 5-digit code used to identify the
manufacturer, distributor, or government activity that supplies the item.

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5. Part Number (Column 5). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer that controls the
design and characteristics of the items by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards,
and inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.

NOTE
When an NSN is used to requisition an item, the item received may be a
different part number from the part ordered.

6. Item Identification (Column 6). This column includes the following information:

a. Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description identifying the items.

b. The statement END OF FIGURE appears just below the last item description in columns 6 and 7 for a
given figure.

7. QTY (Column 7). The quantity (QTY) column indicates the quantity of the item used in the breakout
shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional group, sub-functional group, or an
assembly. The letter V appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates the quantity is variable and
may vary from application to application.

HOW TO LOCATE REPAIR PARTS


WP 0027 00 contains the repair parts and special tools listings.

1. Unknown national stock number (NSN) or part number.

a. Identify the item from the illustration and note the item number.

b. Look in the repair parts list (RPL) for the figure and item numbers. The NSNs and part numbers are
on the same lines as the associated item numbers.

2. Known NSN or part number.

a. Using the NSN or part number, locate the item in the RPL. Note the pertinent information.

b. Verify the identity of the item.

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Figure 1. FN FAL Rifle.

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Table 1. FN FAL Rifle.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 1. FN FAL Rifle


1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, upper receiver and 1
barrel (see Figure 3 for
breakdown)
2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, lower receiver and 1
buttstock (see Figure 4 for
breakdown)
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Handguard, screw 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Handguard, left 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Handguard, right
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Cover, top 1
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Block, breech 1
8 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, bolt 1
(see Figure 2 for breakdown)
9 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Piston, gas 1
10 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, gas piston 1
11 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plug, gas 1
12 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Axle, takedown 1
13 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, takedown 1
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Figure 2. Bolt Assembly.

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Table 2. Bolt Assembly.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 2. Bolt Assembly


1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Bolt 1
2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, firing 1
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, firing pin 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, firing pin retaining 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Extractor 1
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plunger 1
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, extractor spring 1
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Figure 3. Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly.

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Table 3. Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 3. Upper Receiver and


Barrel Assembly
1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Receiver, upper and barrel 1
2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Compensator 1
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Swivel, sling, front 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, front sling swivel 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Post, front sight 1
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, flat 1
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, front sight 1
8 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Regulator, gas 1
9 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, gas regulator 1
10 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Extension, gas tube 1
11 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Handle, carrying 1
12 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, roll 1
13 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, charging handle 1
14 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, travel stop 1
15 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, bolt catch 1
16 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Catch, bolt 1
17 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, drift, short 1
18 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, drift, long 1
19 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Release, magazine 1
20 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, magazine release 1
21 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Block, ejector 1
22 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Ejector 1
23 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Sear, auto 1
24 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, auto sear 1
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Figure 4. Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly.

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Table 4. Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 4. Lower Receiver and


Buttstock Assembly
1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Lever, Selector 1
2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, retaining, hammer 1
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, retaining, trigger 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Hammer 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plate, locking 1
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Disconnector 1
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plunger, disconnector 1
8 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, disconnector 1
9 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Trigger 1
10 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Detent, trigger 1
11 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, trigger 1
12 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Guard, trigger 1
13 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Grip, Pistol 1
14 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Washer 1
15 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, pistol grip 1
16 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Latch, takedown 1
17 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Lock, takedown latch 1
18 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, takedown 1
19 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plunger, latch 1
20 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, set 1
21 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, retaining, latch lock 1
22 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Strut, hammer 1
23 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, hammer 1
24 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Detent, hammer spring 1
25 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Extension, lower receiver 1
26 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Receiver, lower 1
27 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Assembly, buttstock 1
(see Figure 5 for breakdown)
End of figure

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Figure 5. Buttstock Assembly.

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Table 5. Buttstock Assembly.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 5. Buttstock Assembly

1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Buttstock 1


2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plunger, recoil spring 1
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, recoil, external 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, recoil, internal 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Washer 1
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, recoil spring 1
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Buttpad 1
8 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, buttpad 1
9 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, swivel 1
10 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Plate, swivel 1
11 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Swivel, sling, rear 1
12 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, rear sling swivel 2
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Figure 6. Rear Sight Assembly without “S” Spring.

Figure 7. Rear Sight Assembly with “S” Spring.

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Table 6. Rear Sight Assembly.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)


Item SMR NSN CAGEC Part Description and Useable on Qty.
Codes (UOC)
No. Code Number

Figure 6. Rear Sight Assembly


without “S” Spring and
Figure 7. Rear Sight Assembly
with “S” Spring

1 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, slide catch 1


2 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Slide, catch 1
3 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Aperture, rear sight 1
4 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Base, rear sight 1
5 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Pin, headed 1
6 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, windage adjustment 2
7 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Base, rear sight, “S” spring 1
8 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Screw, windage adjustment, 2
notched
9 PAOZZ TBD TBD TBD Spring, “S” 1
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Subject WP Sequence No. – Page No.

Abbreviations and Acronyms, List of ..................................................................................... 0001 00-2


Auxiliary Equipment - General .............................................................................................. 0022 00-1

Bolt Assembly ....................................................................................................................... 0012 00-1


Breech Block and Bolt Assembly .......................................................................................... 0011 00-1
Buttstock Assembly .............................................................................................................. 0015 00-1

Disassembly of Weapon ....................................................................................................... 0010 00-1

Equipment Description and Data .......................................................................................... 0002 00-1


Expendable and Durable Items List ...................................................................................... 0024 00-1

Final Inspection and Function Test ....................................................................................... 0020 00-1


Function Check ..................................................................................................................... 0017 00-1

Gaging Procedures ............................................................................................................... 0021 00-1


General Information .............................................................................................................. 0001 00-1
General Maintenance Instructions ........................................................................................ 0009 00-1

Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly .............................................................................. 0014 00-1

Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), Including


Lubrication Instructions ......................................................................................................... 0008 00-1
Preparation for Storage and Shipment ................................................................................. 0019 00-1
Principles of Operation .......................................................................................................... 0003 00-1

Reassembly of Weapon ........................................................................................................ 0016 00-1


References............................................................................................................................ 0023 00-1
Repair Parts List (RPL), Introduction .................................................................................... 0026 00-1
Repair Parts List (RPL) ......................................................................................................... 0027 00-1

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Service Upon Receipt ........................................................................................................... 0007 00-1


Storage ................................................................................................................................. 0019 00-1
Stowage ................................................................................................................................ 0018 00-1

Tool Identification List (Includes Special Tools) .................................................................... 0025 00-1


Troubleshooting Introduction ................................................................................................ 0004 00-1
Troubleshooting Symptom Index .......................................................................................... 0005 00-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ................................................................................................. 0006 00-1

Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly ................................................................................... 0013 00-1

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